Just a few quick New York highlights--direct from Florida.
And, in Reddington v. Staten Island University Hospital, ___F.3d___(2d Cir. Dec. 14, 2007)the Second Circuit certified the following questions to the New York Court of Appeals:
(1)Does the institution of a time-barred claim pursuant to New York Labor Law § 740 simultaneously with a claim pursuant to New York Labor Law § 741 trigger section 740(7)’s waiver provision and thereby bar the section 741 claim, even if the section 740 claim is subsequently withdrawn?
(2) Does the definition of employee in New York Labor Law § 741 encompass an individual who does not render medical treatment, and under what circumstances?
Hat tip: Adjunct Law Prof Blog.
Finally, Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein of the Southern District of New York criticized the CIA's handling of interrogation tapes. (NY Times)