New York State Court of Appeals Duty to indemnify General Municipal Law – Proper police work Lemma v. Nassau County Police Officer Indemnification Board, et al. No. 70 Judge DiFiore Background: At issue in this Article 78 proceeding is whether the respondent’s determination revoking a prior defense and indemnification determination in favor of the petitioner police office was irrational. Specifically, the ... … [Read more...] about Court of Appeals – Duty to indemnify: Lemma v. Nassau County Police Officer Indemnification Board, et al.
New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department Duty to defend Police officer – Indictment – Arbitrary and capricious Krug v. City of Buffalo CA 17-01399 Appealed from Supreme Court, Erie County Background: The petitioner police officer commenced an Article 78 proceeding challenging the respondent’s determination denying his request that the respondent defend and indemnify him in a civil ... … [Read more...] about Fourth Department – Duty to defend: Krug v. City of Buffalo
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Child pornography Sentencing – Danger to the community – History of familial sexual abuse United States v. Sawyer 15-2276-cr Judges Jacobs, Pooler, and Crawford Background: The defendant appealed from the imposition of a 300-month prison sentence for the offenses of producing child pornography and receiving child pornography. Previously, the Second Circuit vacated ... … [Read more...] about Second Circuit – Child pornography: United States v. Sawyer
View Comments The Oregon Health Authority is considering a policy to severely limit chronic pain patients' access to opioids through the Oregon Health Plan. A proposal recommended by Oregon Health Authority's Chronic Pain Task Force would limit prescriptions to treat certain pain conditions to short-acting opioids prescribed for no more than seven days. The opioids could be prescribed for no more than a total of 90 days. Patients would be able to access previously uncovered alternative treatments by acupuncturists, chiropractors and other specialty providers. "We are in an opioid crisis in Oregon," said Jonathan Modie, an OHA spokesman. "Over prescribing has been the main driver of overdose and death. We want to make sure patients have more non-pharmacological options such as acupuncture, massage therapy and chiropractic care." The proposal follows guidelines that the Health Evidence Review Commission approved in 2015 for patients with chronic back pain. A group of patients with … [Read more...] about OHA grapples with patients’ chronic pain v. opioid crisis
“1973,” an independent film directed by Tulane University alumnus Nick Loeb, was set to begin filming in the greater New Orleans area last Friday, on sets including Tulane’s Uptown campus. According to a report published by NOLA.com, the film focuses on the landmark Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade. “1973” aims to reveal “the untold story of how people lied, how the media lied and how the courts were manipulated” in the case regarding abortion rights.Some members of the Tulane community have spoken out against the school’s involvement with the film, feeling that its content does not align with the school’s values.Senior Staff Artist | Canela LópezVictoria Tiburzi, a Tulane senior and summer intern for the New Orleans Abortion Fund, said she feels that the film acts as propaganda against reproductive justice. “By allowing ‘1973’ to film on Tulane’s campus, the university is prioritizing earning money from … [Read more...] about Film “Roe v. Wade” to begin production on Tulane’s campus • The Tulane Hullabaloo