ALJ's Retaliation Suit Against NYC Prompts Call For Hearings

Law360, New York (July 30, 2013, 4:13 PM ET) -- An administrative law judge's federal court claim that top officials at New York City's Department of Consumer Affairs retaliated against her because she did not bow to illegal pressure to hit businesses with maximum fines prompted a call for hearings Tuesday from a city lawmaker.

According to Administrative Law Judge Michele Mirro's bid for damages and injunctive relief filed Monday in Brooklyn federal court, defendants Nancy Schindler and Bruce Dennis — tapped to manage the agency's adjudication division in 2008 — began to pressure ALJs to...
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