November 12, 2014
After an eight-day hearing, Schlam Stone & Dolan Partner Michael Battle, who had been appointed by the Mayor of Buffalo to preside over a removal hearing for Buffalo's Commissioner of Human Resources, issued his report and recommendation to the Mayor. Mr. Battle's report found that payment of insurance premiums on behalf of 170 dead retirees, at a cost of $839,688.18, constituted sufficient cause for firing the Commissioner. The Mayor adopted Mr. Battle's recommendation completely, and removed the Commissioner from her position. Schlam Stone & Dolan Counsel Vitali S. Rosenfeld and Schlam Stone & Dolan Associate David G. Abrams assisted Mr. Battle in this matter.
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