We taxpayers fork over $545K to settle sexual harassment lawsuit?

Against (former and good riddance) Assemblyman Vito Lopez? Wait. Why are WE paying? Shouldn’t Lopez be paying? Boy this pisses me off.

Here’s the irritating abstract from today’s New York Law Journal:

Assembly to Pay $545K to Settle Harassment Suit

The Associated Press


New York state taxpayers will pay $545,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by two former legislative staffers who said they were sexually harassed by their boss, former Democratic Assemblyman Vito Lopez.

But here’s the full story from the New York Times — Harassment Suit Against Former Assemblyman Vito Lopez and Sheldon Silver Is Settled – NYTimes.com.

Seems like Vito did pay a share. A very small one.


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