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NYC Municipal Workers Vaccine Mandate Class Action Lawsuit

On October 20, 2021, Mayor DeBlasio announced that NYC Municipal Employees including Police Officers, Firefighters, and Correction Officers will be required to get the Covid 19 Vaccination or will be suspended without pay.  Mark Fonte and Lou Gelormino have literally received hundreds of calls from various members of our Uniformed Personnel seeking our advice and help.  To that end, FG Legal has agreed to bring a Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of those  Municipal Workers affected by these draconian unconstitutional mandates.  Because you men and women put your lives on the line every day for OUR CITY the team at FG Legal Group will offer our services at a greatly discounted flat rate of $500 per person. 

As many of you know FG Legal Group is currently in litigation with NYC on behalf of the NYC Teachers who also were mandated to get the Covid 19 Vaccine.  Initially, our request for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) was heard at the Federal District Level and after a vigorous hearing was denied.  We appealed the decision and were again denied our request for a TRO at both the Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.  HOWEVER, the case is going to be heard on the merits at the Second Circuit Court of Appeals (one of the most influential Courts in the nation) on October 14.  

WHAT DISTINGUISHES the teachers’ case verse the Uniformed Personnel Case? 

Our legal team has thoroughly researched the unique legal issues presented by the mandate and has determined that we have a very sound legal basis for bringing a Class Action Lawsuit with one particular issue that stands out.  In the teachers’ case, the city made a point of alleging that the mandate was put in place to protect the school children.  In the Uniformed Personnel, our legal team sees the key issue as being — Who is the mandate protecting?  The residents of NYC that have chosen not to be vaccinated at this point made a conscious, educated and informed decision not to get vaccinated.  The decision to force Uniformed Personal to get vaccinated against their will to protect NYC residents that make a conscious choice not to get vaccinated is completely irrational and cannot survive constitutional scrutiny. 

One of the bedrock beliefs at FG Law is great communication and full disclosure lead to satisfied clients.  We pride ourselves on keeping our clients updated EVERY STEP of the WAY.  Obviously, with potentially hundreds or even thousands of clients in this lawsuit it will be extremely difficult to manage personal communications with everyone.  To that end we will communicate with all our clients through email and website every step of the way.  Of course, if there are matters that need urgent or personal attention, please do not hesitate to call us. 

WE ARE ALWAYS HAPPY TO HEAR FROM OUR CLIENTS.   

FAQ's

Q) Who can join our lawsuit? 

A) ANYBODY, who is an NYC UNIFORMED MUNICIPAL Employee that is affected by the mandate.  This includes Police Officers, Firefighters, Correction Officers and MTA workers. 

Q) How can someone join the lawsuit? 

A) Click Here to join. 

Q) How much will it cost to join the lawsuit? 

A) Mark Fonte and Lou Gelormino understand that litigation can become costly and want to ensure that ALL can afford to join the lawsuit.  To that end they are going to greatly discount their legal services.  The cost to join the lawsuit will be $500 per person which can be paid through  PayPal or with credit card.  Most of that money will go to experts in constitutional law, appellate law, and Doctors that specialize in infectious diseases and immunization.   We will try to keep logistical costs down as much as possible.    If there are not enough people to bring forth the lawsuit, we will return everybody’s money promptly.   We expect if there are any additional money needed for an Appeal that it will not be more than $100.  

Q) How would the lawsuit proceed through the court system? 

A) We would likely initially file the lawsuit in Federal Court however, we reserve the right to file in State Court.     

Q) How likely is it that the lawsuit will be successful? 

A) As in any lawsuit we cannot guarantee success. However, we are encouraged by the recent decisions of the United States Supreme Court particularly (Brooklyn Archdioceses vs Cuomo) give us sound legal grounds.  Also, as we noted previously the Uniformed Personnel has a unique issue that our legal team feels greatly benefits our case.   Please note: FG Law group completely expects that whether we are successful or not in lower court the case will HAVE to be heard in the Court of Appeals  and possibly  even in the United States Supreme Court    

Q) Will this lawsuit be separate and distinct from any action your unions take. 

A)  This lawsuit will be in ADDITION to whatever legal actions your Unions decide to pursue.  We support your UNIONS!! WE  ARE NOT TRYING TO COMPETE WITH THE UNIONS only supplement them.   As of now, we do not know how your unions are going to react to these mandates.   In the teachers’ case the unions sued but ONLY FOR THE RIGHT TO GET MEDICAL AND RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS.  They DID NOT sue to overturn the mandate.   

OUR SUIT will have one goal TO OVERTURN THE MANDATE.  Just like with any negotiation, the more pressure brought forward the better.  

Think of the Class Action Lawsuit as another form of pressure along with your union pressure, media pressure and political pressure.  A Class Action Lawsuit with thousands of members is a powerful statement and cannot be ignored. 

NYC Department of Education Vaccination Mandate (Registration is Officially Closed)

On August 23, 2021, Mayor DeBlasio announced that all Department of Education (DOE) employees including principals, teachers, paras, office staff, custodial staff, etc., will be required to get the Covid 19 vaccination or potentially lose their job.  Mark and Lou have literally received hundreds of calls from various members of the DOE requesting our advice and help.

One of the bedrock beliefs at FG Law is great communication and full disclosure lead to satisfied clients.  We pride ourselves on keeping our clients updated EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.  Obviously, with potentially hundreds or even thousands of clients in this lawsuit it will be extremely difficult to manage personal communications with everyone.  To that end, we will communicate with all our clients through email and website every step of the way.  Of course, if there are matters that need urgent or personal attention, please do not hesitate to call us.

WE ARE ALWAYS HAPPY TO HEAR FROM OUR CLIENTS.   

FAQ's

Q) Who can join the lawsuit?

A) Anybody that is employed by the DOE or is an independent consultant doing business with the DOE and is being forced to take the Covid-19 vaccination.

Q) How can someone join the lawsuit? 

A)  Go to FGLawgroup.com and click on the NYC Department of Education Vaccination Mandate Lawsuit

Q) How much will it cost to join the lawsuit? 

A) Mark and Lou understand that litigation can be quite costly and want to ensure that ALL can afford to join the lawsuit.  To that end, they are going to greatly discount their legal services.  The cost to join the lawsuit will be $500 per person which can be paid through PayPal, Credit Card, or Debit Card.  Registration monies will go toward attorney’s fees, out of pockets expenses including Doctors that specialize in infectious diseases and immunization, and administration expenses.   We will try to keep logistical costs down as much as possible.  If there are not enough people to bring forth the lawsuit, we will return everybody’s money promptly.   We expect if there are any additional money needed that it will be minimal.

Q) How likely is it that the lawsuit will be successful? 

A) As in any lawsuit we cannot guarantee success. However, we are encouraged by the recent decisions of the United States Supreme Court particularly (Brooklyn Archdioceses vs Cuomo) give us sound legal grounds.  Please note: FG Law group completely expects that whether we are successful or not in lower court the case will HAVE to be heard in the Appellate  Division and possibly even in the United States Supreme Court.
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The initial goal of the lawsuit will be to request an immediate emergency injunction putting a hold on the mandate while the lawsuit navigates the legal system.

Q) What is the final date to join the lawsuit?

A) In order to ensure we have the appropriate level of participation to continue with the lawsuit we request that everyone enrolls in the lawsuit by Thursday, September 16th. 

We are at the forefront of the fight against unconstitutional mandates

The Fonte and Gelormino Legal Group (FG Law) have been at the forefront in the fight against the multitude of unconstitutional mandates, decrees, and edicts put forward by former Governor Cuomo, New York State, Mayor DeBlasio, and New York City.   As proud members of the Staten Island community, we were honored to offer our services, Pro Bono, to the many restaurant and gym owners that requested our help and were instrumental in assisting them to reopen and get back to business.  Most recently we offered our services at a greatly discounted rate to the thousands of NYC teachers who were affected by Mayor DeBlasio’s unconstitutional vaccine mandate.  FG Legal Group was honored to bring a Class Action on their behalf which will be heard at the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals on October 14. 

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