N.Y. Assembly Speaker Not Liable In Sex Case: Court

Law360, New York (July 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A New York state court has ruled that New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver does not have to return $480,000 that the state spent to settle a scandal involving a staffer's sexual misconduct.

New York Supreme Court Justice Emily Jane Goodman has dismissed the suit against the speaker, despite the fact that she found Silver and his staffer's conduct to be “outrageous and disgraceful,” The New York Sun reported on Thursday.

Then-Attorney General Eliot Spitzer — under whose direction the state paid the settlement — had...
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