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Thomas v. Flanders (2012)

Category: Due Process    Open Government    Right to Petition & Protest    

This lawsuit charged that the Central Falls Receiver, Robert Flanders, Jr., unlawfully delegated to an appointed hearing officer powers that are afforded only to him under the state law authorizing his appointment. The lawsuit also argued that the receiver’s actions were a violation of the open meetings law, the Financial Stability Act, and residents’ rights to due to process and to petition their government. The suit was voluntarily dismissed after the City came out of receivership. 

Cooperating Attorney: Jennifer Azevedo

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  • Mar 19, 2012 - ACLU Sues Central Falls Receiver; Alleges Unlawful Exercise of Powers