Federal Lawsuit Over Disability Discrimination and Severe Mistreatment at Brooklyn Home for People with Disabilities Settles for $2.25 Million
ECBA has joined as plaintiffs’ counsel in the Ohio State University sex abuse case, representing dozens of survivors of sexual abuse by OSU doctor Richard Strauss. While employed by Ohio State, Dr. Strauss is believed to have abused hundreds and even thousands of Ohio State students, over a period of decades. More here and here.
Ilann spoke at the 2018 PILnet Global Forum in Berlin. The Global Forum is an annual international gathering of leading public interest lawyers throughout the world.
Ilann M. Maazel was named a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. More information about LCA can be found here.
Ilann appeared on Inside City Hall with Linda Levy, CEO of the Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union. ECBA represents the credit union in its case challenging President Trump’s appointment of Michael Mulvaney as Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
“[The CFPB] is being run by someone who should not be there, someone who is there illegally,” Mr. Maazel told NY1’s Errol Louis. “We’re in a state of absolute regulatory chaos.
Ilann has joined the fight to stop Donald Trump from turning the United States presidency into a profit making venture for Trump and his business. The case is in federal court in Manhattan.
Ilann was invited to speak at the Election Verification Network Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.
In the first ever legal effort to challenge election results in multiple jurisdictions for a Presidential contest in the United States, ECBA is representing Jill Stein and her campaign in election integrity efforts and attempts to obtain recounts in three states: Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania.
ECBA, along with co-counsel Michael Meth and Public Justice, has settled the Pine Bush anti-Semitic bullying case. The comprehensive settlement requires significant reform to policies, training, curriculum, discipline, and tracking of anti-Semitic incidents, all under the oversight of the U.S. Department of Education and the federal court.
On August 31, 2011, in Seattle, Washington, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard argument in Shubert v. Obama, a case brought by ECBA on behalf of hundreds of thousands of Americans whose telephone and e-mail communications were subject to warrantless surveillance by the National Security Agency as part of a massive secret dragnet program. Ilann’s argument was later featured in the Oscar-Winning Documentary, Citizenfour.
This morning, the New York Times front page featured T.E. v. Pine Bush Central School District, a civil rights lawsuit brought by five Jewish students arising from years of pervasive anti-Semitic harassment and bullying in Pine Bush schools. The bullying included anti-Semitic slurs, Holocaust jokes, physical assaults, coin throwing, white power chants, Hitler salutes, and anti-Semitic graffiti on textbooks, lockers, walls, desks, and a classroom poster of President Obama.
ECBA filed a disability abuse suit on behalf of the son of New York Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg, himself a leading advocate for people with disabilities. The suit alleges abuse at a New York group home for the disabled.
New York State will pay $5 million to settle two wrongful death lawsuits brought by Michael and Lisa Carey, whose son Jonathan died in 2007 while living in a State facility for the disabled. Jonathan, an autistic 13-year-old, was asphyxiated and killed by a State employee while on a community outing. Two State employees have been criminally convicted as a result of Jonathan’s death.
An officer in the elite NYPD Antiterrorism Cyber Unit has brought a federal civil rights lawsuit against New York City for anti-Muslim discrimination.
ECBA filed a federal suit on behalf of four 10- and 11-year old boys illegally strip-searched in P.S. 186, a New York City public school. The boys were strip-searched because their teacher lost her ring.