Thursday, May 31, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

register star pimping crony spin

On Thursday, May 17, 2012 The Register Star ran an letter by planning board member and former head of the Stuyvesant Republican party Tom Shanahan called "Courts have better things to do."
I found out Mr. Shanahan objects to lawsuits the hard way. On October 26, 2011 I filed my first article 78 suit. On October 30, 2011, after Mr. Shanahan was seen observing my property, I was given a citation in town criminal court for dog barking. The charge is ridiculous but the charge allows up to 15 days in jail. When I showed up at the appearance date on the ticket on November 9, 2011, Judge Carrie O’Hare reported that the affidavit for this charge disappeared off the face of the earth. 

Since I filed my suits, this kind of nonsense has now stopped completely.
Here is the latest article in the paper.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


The Lawyer Roll for Stuyvesant 2011-2012

William S. Nolan: special prosecutor, wrote response to motion to dismiss on criminal dog barking charge, lost, charge disappeared off the face of the earth
Philip Meyer: answered FOIL law suit, state court, associate of William J. Better, lost
Sharon Siegel: hired by insurance company, federal court, still in court
Thomas J. Mortati: hired by insurance company, federal court, still in court
David R. Everett: did the ZBA stuff in 2011, town level action, Whiteman, Osterman and Hanna, hired in violation of  Public Officers Law, lost his case, yanked off case by other partners at firm to stop the embarrassing antics such as this
John Allen: partner Whiteman, Osterman and Hanna
Tammy Cumo: associate lawyer Whiteman, Osterman and Hanna
Denise Hartman: Whiteman, Osterman and Hanna
Heidi Nicholson: Whiteman, Osterman and Hanna
John Henry: answered the dog lawsuit, state court, Whiteman, Osterman and Hanna, senior partner
Tal Rappleyea: town attorney, got more than $12,000 for dog barking issue, came up with the theory on Town Law 267, the theory that Everette used, the theory that the judge threw out, lost his job as county attorney
William J. Better: defended Knott and Narzynski with taxpayer money, many tens of thousands to defend private interests of officials in state court, still in court

Everett, Rapplyea, Better, Meyer, Siegel, Mortati, Nolan, Henry, Allen, Cumo, Hartman, and Nicholson versus some schmo or a Schmozilla.

12 lawyers. 1 dog guy. 12 against 1?

William S. Nolan of Whiteman Osterman and Hanna served as special prosecutor on the dog barking charge. He violated his duty as a prosecutor by pursuing a charge he knew to be false at the time her pursued the charge. He was just promoted by Whiteman, Osterman and Hanna.