Chapter 472 of the Laws of 2014 was enacted on November 21, 2014. This law extends the Notice of Participation filing deadline to September 11, 2015 f...
WTC Notice of Participation Update
November 24, 2014
The VCF has recently provided us with updated information regarding the status of claims being made against the Fund. So far, there are over 55 thous...
WTC Victim Compensation Fund - Updated Statistics and Upcoming Deadline
September 10, 2014
The VCF has recently provided us with updated information regarding the status of claims being made against the Fund. So far, there are nearly 80 tho...
Updated VCF Statistics
January 15, 2015
In re Roy T. Richter v. Michael A. Cardozo
July 14, 2015
The Appellate Division, First Department, decided in favor of our client, CEA President Roy Richter, in rejecting the City Law Department's contention that it was free to interpret statute on behalf of the NYC Police Pension Fund's Board of Trustees. The Appellate Division confirmed the longstanding principle that such authority is vested solely in the Board of Trustees, subject to judicial review. The facts of this case concerned the interpretation of the Safeguards statute, which governs disability retirees with fewer than 20 years of service. The Law Department attempted to change the current standard of "full police duty" to a lesser standard defined as any gainful occupation including desk work. The Appellate Division explicitly concluded that the Law Department's efforts to direct action (to the detriment of disability retirees) was "untenable" and "inconsistent" with its limited role as advisor. This decision was reported in the New York Law Journal. See the decision here.