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09/03/15 2:57pm
09/03/2015 2:57 PM

BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO  |  Mason Haas in his office in Town Hall.

After hearing oral arguments Thursday afternoon, a Suffolk County Supreme Court judge deferred ruling on the lawsuit filed by tax assessor Mason Haas against the Town of Riverhead, allowing him to remain in his elected position as the judge reviews the case.

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08/29/15 3:50pm
08/29/2015 3:50 PM

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Riverhead Town Tax Assessor and Republican Committee chairman Mason Haas has sued Riverhead Town over its recently passed ethics law, accusing Town Board members and Supervisor Sean Walter of targeting him as political retribution. READ

07/15/2015 5:59 AM
Patricia Nugent, a fired elementary school teacher from the Shoreham-Wading River School District, has sued the district. (Credit: Facebook)

Patricia Nugent, a fired elementary school teacher from the Shoreham-Wading River School District, has sued the district. (Credit: Facebook)

The Miller Avenue Elementary School principal who was fired last year has filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the Shoreham-Wading River School District. (more…)

06/12/15 6:00am
06/12/2015 6:00 AM
A lawsuit unsealed last month, filed under the False Claims Act, alleges Medicaid billing misdeeds. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

A lawsuit unsealed last month, filed under the False Claims Act, alleges Medicaid billing misdeeds. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

Jerry Bilinski said he remembers when things began getting uncomfortable for him at the Clubhouse of Suffolk.

At that point, in 2009, computers at the Roanoke Avenue nonprofit, which provides mental health services, were starting to replace handwritten billing statements and the technology was available to flag double billings, he recalled. He also remembers a memo that the program director sent to the entire staff at the organization, saying its focus to round out the year in December needed to be on providing the service that “generates the highest revenue.”

Mr. Bilinski included that memo in a lawsuit he filed in 2012 against his former employer, which was unsealed last month. (more…)

04/22/15 12:00pm
04/22/2015 12:00 PM

Less than 24 hours after the East Hampton Town Board approved a handful of long-awaited restrictions on flights into and out of its airport on April 16, opponents vowed to take legal action against the town.

On Tuesday, they made good on that promise.  (more…)

04/09/15 12:00pm
04/09/2015 12:00 PM
iverhead officials say they're moving forward with a lawsuit against Gershow Recycling's operation on Hubbard Avenue, even though the most outspoken of the neighbors who have complained about noise and other alleged issues at the site says he has a medical condition and no longer wants to be part of the case. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Riverhead officials say they’re moving forward with a lawsuit against Gershow Recycling’s operation on Hubbard Avenue, even though the most outspoken of the neighbors who have complained about noise and other alleged issues at the site says he has a medical condition and no longer wants to be part of the case. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

A Hubbard Avenue resident who has been an outspoken critic of Gershow Recycling and who submitted legal motions in Riverhead Town’s lawsuit against the company has now asked the court to remove him as a witness on the case, citing health concerns.

Richard Luzzi, 79, who lives in the Riverhaven mobile home community adjacent to Gershow, was one of two Riverhaven residents who submitted affidavits to the court against Gershow.

But now Mr. Luzzi says he has been advised by his doctors to drop out of the case.  (more…)

01/13/15 12:00pm
01/13/2015 12:00 PM
BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO

BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO

The Riverhead school board is expected to vote tonight on an agreement to pay the legal fees for several past and present administrators and school board members in an upcoming federal case against the district, according to Tuesday’s meeting agenda.

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