PUBLIC LAWSUITS FILED AGAINST THE COMMISSION

When a judge commences a lawsuit against the Commission, typically pursuant to Article 78 of the CPLR in order to stay the Commission from pursuing a disciplinary complaint against the judge, such proceedings are public. Sometimes, a third party (such as a witness or an associate of the judge) may commence a lawsuit against the Commission.  On occasion, the court rulings in such cases address significant procedural issues, such as those in the chart below.

Year Litigant Summary in Annual Report
2011-2012Holzman, Lee 2013 NYSCJC Annual Report page 19
1980 Nicholson, Gary 1981 NYSCJC Annual Report page 46
2011-2012Piraino, Andrew 2013 NYSCJC Annual Report page 19
2012-2014Rubenstein, Seth 2015 NYSCJC Annual Report page 17
2006-2007Shelton, Marian 2008 NYSCJC Annual Report page 18
2002-2005Spargo, Thomas 2006 NYSCJC Annual Report page 19
2008-2010Judge "W" 2011 NYSCJC Annual Report page 15