In, “New York City Loses Appeal in Medicare Advantage Battle With Retirees” (NY Daily News, November 21, 2022), a New York State Appellate Court decision is discussed, which ruled in favor of the NYC Organization of Public Service Retirees, a grassroots group of retired EMTs, firefighters, cops and other city workers, in their fight to block New York City Mayor Adams’ administration's efforts to shift retired city workers into a privatized Medicare plan.
The Manhattan Appellate Court upheld a ruling that deemed a key part of the plan unlawful, rejecting arguments put forward by the Adams’ administration in their appeal of a March 2022 ruling by Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Lyle Frank.
Our client Marianne Pizzitola, an ex-FDNY EMT who serves as the group’s president, praised the appellate court for ensuring “justice prevailed in a true David vs. Goliath story.”
Partner Steve Cohen represents the New York City retirees.
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