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Paul Betances, Lloyd A. Barnes, Gabriel Velez a/k/a Gabriel Belize, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs v. Brian Fischer, in his capacity as Commissioner of the New York State Department of Correctional Services (DOCS), and in his individual capacity; Anthony J. Annucci, in his capacity as Deputy Commissioner and Counsel for DOCS, and in his individual capacity; Lucien J. Leclaire, Jr., former Acting Commissioner of DOCS, in his individual capacity; Glenn S. Goord, former Commissioner of DOCS, in his individual capacity; John/Jane Does 1-25 (DOCS Supervisory, Training, and Policy Personnel); Andrea W. Evans, in her capacity as Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the New York State Division of Parole (DOP), and in her individual capacity; Mark Mantei, in his capacity as Executive Director of DOP, and in his individual capacity; Robert J. Dennison, former Chair of DOP, in his individual capacity; Anthony G. Ellis II, former Executive Director of DOP, in his individual capacity; George B. Alexander, former Chair and Chief Executive Officer of DOP, in his individual capacity; and John/Jane Does 26-50 (DOP Supervisory, Training, and Policy Personnel), Defendants, 11 Civ. 3200 (SAS)
Judge Certifies Class in Post-Release Supervision Litigation
E-Signature Accepted in Queens Domestic Violence Case
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