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What the Five Ballot Proposal Questions Mean for New Yorkers this November

Additional reporting by Allison Dikanovic and Josefa Velasquez The city is not just choosing a new mayor in November. This fall, New York voters must also decide on five proposed changes to the state constitution. Five ballot proposals are up for a vote in the general election on Nov. 2. They include questions on the […]

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Uber Tries to Drive Back Legal Rights on Brooklyn Woman Who Sued After Accident

Emily Wu accepted Uber’s new terms of service in January without thinking much about it.  The Brooklyn woman didn’t realize that the seemingly routine click on her phone would be used by the ride-share company in a bid to torpedo her ongoing lawsuit against the firm.  In November, the 23-year-old college student filed suit against […]

Posted inHospitals

Four Fired SUNY Downstate Surgeons Sue, Claim Retaliation for Whistleblowing

A heart surgeon who worked at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn charges in a lawsuit he was fired after warning hospital brass about “significant shortfalls” in patient care that led to deaths. Dr. Robert Poston’s suit, filed in Brooklyn Supreme Court on July 28, follows three other whistleblower lawsuits against the hospital by two […]

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Queens Political Machine Blows Another Fuse With Judge Loss

Tuesday night brought an historic upset triggered by an insurgent candidate running against the Queens political establishment. No, not Tiffany Cabán — this one was a landslide. Lumarie Maldonado Cruz scored a resounding victory in the borough’s first primary for a civil court judge seat in over a decade, defeating the Queens Democratic Party’s pick, […]