Pinsky Law Group obtains Permission to appeal to State’s Highest Court

Pinsky Law Group has successfully petitioned the New York State Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, for permission to appeal the matter of Waite v. Champion. Statistically, less than two percent of requests for permission to appeal to this Court are granted each year.  Pinsky Law Group represents six residents who successfully petitioned the Town of Champion to dissolve the Champion Fire Protection District. A vote of the residents was held and passed. However, instead of dissolving the Fire Protection District, the Town formed two fire protection districts over the same territory as the one. The Appellate Division held that the Town of Champion followed a process, and never addressed whether the Town actually accomplished dissolution. Thus, the present appeal on these questions. We believe that this case has statewide impacts as it the first case in the state on the Dissolution Law (General Municipal Law Article 17-A.  In June, 2018, the Court heard oral argument, which can be viewed here: https://www.nycourts.gov/ctapps/arguments/2018/Jun18/Video/82.html