Justice System

Partner Sean Riordan Advocates for NY’s First Responders

By |2020-09-28T19:14:51+00:00March 19th, 2019|Justice System|

Partner Sean Riordan Advocates for New York's First Responders MDASR partner Sean Riordan met with Congressman Gregory Meeks and FDNY Ret. Chief Richard Alles to discuss the crucial issues our nation's first responders face daily. Sean is an outspoken advocate for First Responders, having joined with advocacy groups such as [...]

SCOTUS rules in favor of Janus in Janus v. AFSCME

By |2018-07-06T19:00:29+00:00July 6th, 2018|Justice System, Media, Supreme Court, Union News|

On June 27th, after months of deliberation, The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Mark Janus in Janus v. AFSCME. The decision, which overturns the 1977 precedent set by Abood v. Detroit B.O.E., states that the fair-share fees once paid by non-union employees are a violation of their First Amendment rights. The case [...]

New 3rd Department Case Changes the Way We Analyze 3/4’s Cases

By |2020-09-11T21:03:15+00:00May 2nd, 2018|Accidental Disability Benefits, Justice System, Officers, Work Injury|

New 3rd Department Case Changes the Way We Analyze 3/4's Cases An important message on behalf of our firm from two of our partners, Ed McIntyre and Sean Riordan: New 3rd Department Case Changes the Way We Analyze 3/4's Cases ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Friends, On Thursday April 26th, the Appellate Division, [...]

Construction Industry needs Scaffold Law

By |2018-03-13T18:00:42+00:00March 13th, 2018|Justice System, Media, Work Injury, Workers Compensation|

Changes to the Scaffold Law have been at the crux of recent discussions in the construction industry. In New York, 2016 and 2015 were statistically the deadliest years for construction workers-dozens of articles recording deaths due to improper equipment were published. In late 2017, two workers fell to their deaths during the same day on [...]

Why we need to Protect our unions from Janus

By |2018-03-13T17:58:51+00:00March 9th, 2018|Justice System, Media|

A Supreme Court case with a 40-year precedent has been brought back to the future. On February 26th, the Supreme Court began hearings on Janus vs. AFSCME and the constitutionality of compulsory Fair Share fees. These fees are paid by non-union employees who work in unionized jobs but are still represented by the union during [...]

Continued battle for 9/11 First Responders benefits

By |2018-01-03T15:38:14+00:00December 19th, 2017|Justice System, Media|

Recently, the civil service publication The Chief Leader published several articles discussing the state of 9/11-related disability claims being processed at NYCERS. Statistically, WTC Disability claims are on the chopping block. More are being denied than approved, and the ones that are usually denied take years to be evaluated. Other issues at hand are transparency during [...]

Urgent Message On Behalf Of Our Firm

By |2019-06-24T20:30:20+00:00September 25th, 2017|Justice System, Work Injury, Workers Compensation|

HELP US STOP THE ATTACK ON WORKERS' COMPENSATION!  Below are several ways you can stand with us in opposition against these changes: Sign these two petitions to make your voice known-Petition from AFL-CIO and Petition at MoveOn.org Mail this postcard to the NYS Workers' Compensation Board with a message to help you stand up for your rights. Email your [...]

NYCERS denies NYC EMT disability, MDASR Steps Up

By |2020-09-11T20:37:52+00:00July 6th, 2017|Justice System, Officers, Work Injury|

NYCERS Denies NYC EMT Disability, MDASR Steps Up MDASR, LLP wins another important ¾’s Article 78 case! An FDNY EMT suffered severe illnesses and injuries related to her heroic actions during the 9/11 clean-up operations. After being initially denied ¾’s Disability Retirement benefits from the New York City Employees Retirement [...]

NYPD gears up after London attack in wake of proposed budget cut

By |2017-04-03T19:39:42+00:00March 24th, 2017|Justice System, Media, Officers|

Last week, the Trump administration released their plan for a 10% spike in military spending. Roughly $700 million in federal grants from the Department of Homeland Security would be cut, according to an article posted on Newsday.com. These are the same grants that provide funding for counterterrorism efforts for local law enforcement agencies across the [...]

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