UPDATE AS OF DECEMBER 12, 2018
Good news. Arbitrator Martin Scheinman has issued a decision ordering that the MTA, Transdev and Nassau County (Respondents) respond to Claimants’ discovery demands. After receiving the discovery, we will be conducting depositions. After depositions, it is anticipated that Respondents will likely make a motion to dismiss, which we will oppose. If the motion to dismiss is defeated – which I anticipate it will be — we will then proceed to an arbitration hearing.
I will be submitting the request to add additional claimants within the next month. As soon as I have a decision on that, I will let you know.
Resolution of this matter will not be for at least another six months or more. Thank you for your patience.
This matter has taken time due to the Respondents’ opposition to our request to arbitrate and then the appeal of the Supreme Court’s order that Respondents arbitrate. Martin Scheinman was appointed in late 2017. We have been negotiating discovery for the past six months.
Best, Gail M. Blasie, Esq.
UPDATE AS OF AUGUST 2, 2017
The Appellate Division upheld the Supreme Court’s decision compelling Nassau County, Veolia, and the MTA (Respondents) to proceed to arbitration to arbitrate the former Long Island Bus employees’ 13(c) claims. Decision on Appeal.
The next step is to have an arbitrator appointed and proceed to arbitration.
Please check this website for any updates. Rumors abound. Do not believe any information unless it comes from me, your attorney.