The Percy Program

It is a fight to level the playing field to be able to compete for jobs and careers on the basis of skills and make available apprentice training to all. In 1973 Al Percy launched a class action lawsuit to give workers like him a chance to better their lot in life. It would also ensure the availability of skilled workers to build the infrastructure of the future. Who is Al Percy? What is the lawsuit?

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US Court of Appeals Second Circuit Case 21-1564, Doc 6, Pre-Argument Statement on Appeal 07-12-2021

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ong>Caseong> ong>Caseong> 1:ong>21ong>-cv-01366-NGG-SJB 1:ong>21ong>-cv-014ong>21ong>-NGG ong>Caseong> MDL ong>21ong>-ong>1564ong>, No. 3011 ong>Docong>ument ong>Docong>ument 6, 24 07/12/20ong>21ong>, 11 25-32 Filed Filed 06/25/ong>21ong> Filed 05/27/ong>21ong> 3135847, 06/24/ong>21ong> Page Page84 8 ong>ofong> 7 ong>ofong> 28 ong>ofong> 27 7 PageID 104 ong>ofong> 27 #: #: 2345 1347 Donna Hodge, Annette Hall, Karen Grant Williams, and Alexi Arias, Class Defendants-in-Intervention; Bent Philipson, Avi Philipson, and Deborah Philipson, Lead Action Defendants-in-Intervention; Aaron Becher, et al., Owner Operator Defendants-in- Intervention; The Philipson Family Trust, et al., Prohibited Transaction Defendants-in- Intervention; Andrew Cuomo, et al., State Officer Defendants-in- Intervention; Oriska Insurance Company, Carrier Defendant-in- Intervention; Rashbi Management, Inc., Trust Defendants-in- Intervention. NICHOLAS G. GARAUFIS, United States District Judge. Pending before the court are 29 related lawsuits, which collectively name more than 8,773 defendants. Eighteen ong>ofong> these lawsuits (the “Removed Actions”) were originally filed in various New York State Supreme ong>Courtong>s and then coordinated and transferred to New York Supreme ong>Courtong>, Oneida County for pre-trial purposes. They were removed to this court by purported class representative defendants (the “Class Representatives”) in each 7

ong>Caseong> ong>Caseong> 1:ong>21ong>-cv-01366-NGG-SJB 1:ong>21ong>-cv-014ong>21ong>-NGG ong>Caseong> MDL ong>21ong>-ong>1564ong>, No. 3011 ong>Docong>ument ong>Docong>ument 6, 24 07/12/20ong>21ong>, 11 25-32 Filed Filed 06/25/ong>21ong> Filed 05/27/ong>21ong> 3135847, 06/24/ong>21ong> Page Page85 9 ong>ofong> 8 ong>ofong> 28 ong>ofong> 27 8 PageID 104 ong>ofong> 27 #: #: 2346 1348 action. Eleven ong>ofong> these lawsuits (the “Federal Actions”) were originally filed in federal court. For the reasons stated below, each ong>ofong> the Removed Actions is RE- MANDED to New York Supreme ong>Courtong>, Oneida County and each ong>ofong> the Federal Actions is DISMISSED with prejudice. Requests made by counsel in the Removed Actions for attorneys’ fees and costs are GRANTED. Attorney James M. Kernan, counsel for the Class Representatives, is ORDERED to show cause within two weeks ong>ofong> the date ong>ofong> this Order, in writing, as to why he should not be referred to the Disciplinary Committee for this District in connection with his conduct in these lawsuits. PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND A. The Removed Actions The eighteen Removed Actions pending before this court 1 were initially filed in various New York State Supreme ong>Courtong>s. Oriska 1 Oriska Corp. v. Hodge, et al., ong>21ong>-cv-01999 (NGG); Oriska Corp. v. Willoughby Rehab. and Health Care Ctr., LLC, et al., ong>21ong>-cv-02006 (NGG); Oriska Corp. v. Brookhaven Rehab. and Health Care Ctr., LLC, et al., ong>21ong>-cv- 02031 (NGG); Oriska Corp. v. Little Neck Care Ctr., LLC, et al., ong>21ong>-cv-02034 (NGG); Oriska Corp. v. New Surfside Nursing Home, LLC-Caring Family Nursing & Rehab., et al., ong>21ong>-cv-02035 (NGG); Oriska Corp. v. West Lawrence Care Ctr., LLC, et al., ong>21ong>-cv-02039 (NGG); Oriska Corp. v. Golden Gate Rehab. and Health Care Ctr. LLC, et al., ong>21ong>-cv-02045 (NGG); Bay Park Ctr. for Nursing & Rehab. LLC, et al., v. Philipson, et al., 20-cv-06291 (NGG); Oriska Corp. v. Bayview Manor LLC, - South Point Plaza, et al., ong>21ong>-cv-02009 (NGG); Oriska Corp. v. Garden Care Ctr., Inc., et al., ong>21ong>-cv-02010 (NGG); Oriska Corp. v. Nassau Operating Co, LLC, et al., ong>21ong>-cv-020ong>21ong> (NGG); Oriska Corp. v. Park Ave. Operating Co. LLC, et al., ong>21ong>-cv-02022 (NGG); Oriska Corp. v. Parkview Care & Rehab. Ctr., et al., ong>21ong>-cv-02024 (NGG); Oriska Corp. v. Pinegrove Manor II, LLC,-Grace Plaza, et al., ong>21ong>-cv-02025 (NGG); Oriska Corp. v. Townhouse Operating Co., LLC-Townhouse Ctr. for Nursing et al., ong>21ong>-cv-02029 (NGG); Oriska Corp. v. Woodmere Rehab. and Health Care Ctr., Inc., et al., ong>21ong>-cv-02030 (NGG); Oriska Corp. v. Avalon Gardens Rehab. & Health Care Ctr., LLC et al., ong>21ong>-cv-02040 (NGG); Oriska Corp. v. North Sea Associates, LLC-The Hamptons Ctr., et al., ong>21ong>-cv-02050 (NGG). 8

Tag-along Lawsuits against Putative Class Defendant Members: Decision Appealed, Response and Complaint