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NYC Sues Starbucks Over ‘Wrongful Termination’ of Worker at Unionized Queens Store, New York Post, September 2, 2022

Government officials take OATH of service, Weprin, Rehman team up for small biz, Queens Chronicle, August 18, 2022

Chipotle to Pay NYC Workers $20 Million to Settle Case Alleging Workplace Violations, THE CITY, August 9, 2022

First Muslim-American Commissioner of New York City's Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings Is Sworn In, New York Law Journal, July 7, 2022

The right place to resolve special education complaints, New York Daily News, May 31, 2022

Mayor Appoints Asim Rehman as Next OATH Commissioner, CityLand, March 31, 2022

Special Education Tuition Hearings Shift to NYC Trials Agency in Push to Tackle Case Backlog, THE CITY, December 22, 2021

Remote Judges Fight for Return to In-Person Sessions for Summonses, THE CITY, October 1, 2021

Sit down and work through that disagreement, New York, New York Daily News, April 8, 2021

Flushing councilman joins OATH commissioner to inform small businesses on how to challenge a summons,, February 18, 2021

Amid Pandemic, New Yorkers Challenge Civil Summonses at 100,000 Remote Hearings, Gotham Gazette, February 16, 2021

OATH will text New Yorkers to remind them about their civil hearings, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, September 8, 2020

Mayor De Blasio Announces "Mend NYC" For Hospitality Industry Establishments And Their Neighbors, Canarsie Courier, Aug 17, 2020

Office of Trials and Hearings will hold virtual hearings for remainder of 2020, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, June 26, 2020

OATH Extends Physical Closure and Continues Telephonic Hearings [UPDATED], City Land, April 28, 2020

Despite pandemic, agency handling city fines still going strong, Crain’s, July 16, 2020

City officials want small businesses to weigh in on Covid reopening plans, Crain's, June 15, 2020

NYC Seeks $100K In Fines From Alleged Price Gougers Selling Overpriced Masks, Hand Sanitizer, Gloves, Gothamist, April 9, 2020

De Blasio Taps Kletter, Former Labor Attorney, as City's Top Administrative Judge, New York Law Journal, March 13, 2020

Quality of life summonses in NYC dropped by half since 2017 reforms, report says, New York Post, February 18, 2020

Speed camera violations: Proposed law could get your car impounded, Staten Island Advance, February 7, 2020

VLP honors four at annual Volunteer Recognition Awards ceremony, Brooklyn Eagle, February 3, 2020

New York City bans use of 'illegals' and 'illegal alien', NBC News, October 3, 2019

Pop-up court for city-issued summonses to be held at Hollis branch of Queens Public Library this month, Queens Courier, September 17, 2019

Burrito bullies: NYC sues Chipotle amid accusations from workers that the fast-food giant violated fair workweek laws, New York Daily News, September 10, 2019

NYC's Measles Crackdown Snares Pro-Vax Mom With Sick Baby, WNYC, June 26, 2019

Bringing justice to people: Flushing pop-up court proves ‘super easy’ for Queens summons-fighters, Queens Courier, June 25, 2019

A Day in Traveling Court—Cookies, Tote Bags, Rocky the Cat: If you won’t go to court, New York’s court will come to you. ‘A friendly place to go get justice’ , Wall Street Journal, June 3, 2019

Yale Law School’s Media Freedom and Information Access (MFIA) Clinic Seeks to Keep Law Enforcement Disciplinary Hearings in Public Record, YLS Today, April 16, 2019

Dealers Sue City Over $3M Consumer Violation Fine, Law 360, May 21, 2019

Council Member Fernando Cabrera Announces First Ever OATH Resource Event In The Bronx, BronxNet, April 4, 2019

Knowing These 5 Conflict Styles Will Change How You Communicate at Work, Thrive Global, March 27, 2019

Brooklyn Chef Was Cooking The Books, Prosecutors Say, Patch, February 22, 2019

Pop-up court coming to the 13th Council District, News 12, January 28, 2019

Dealership fined over $3M for selling unsafe, expensive cars, NY Post, January 28, 2019

The Court in your Neighborhood' arrives for the first time in Lower Manhattan , El Diario, January 23, 2019

City worker who berated breast-feeding woman faces 25-day suspension, NY Post, January 15, 2019

NYPD Tells Officers: Stop Fining E-Bike Delivery Cyclists, Gothamist, January 3, 2019

New York cab driver who turned away gay passenger is back on job after 10-day suspension, Metro Weekly, December 28, 2018

New York City corrections officer who was fired after failing random drug test because of a poppy seed bagel is reinstated following legal battle, UK Daily Mail, December 27, 2019

Dead man’s family to receive refund over litter fines, NY Post, December 25, 2019

Neighborhood pop-up court’ for summonses coming to South Shore, Staten Island Advance, October 14, 2018

City to Bring Pop Up Court to Queens, NY1 News, September 19, 2018

NYC Criminal Justice Reforms Effective in Diverting Offenders, Report Finds, New York Law Journal, September 5, 2018

New Approach to Low-Level Offenses is Working, Gotham Gazette, September 05, 2018

FDNY is charging fewer firefighters with misconduct, NY Post, August 25, 2018

Orchard Beach OATH Outreach, Bronxnet, August 23, 2018

Yes, you can fail a drug test by eating a poppy seed bagel, as a Maryland mother learned, The Washington Post, August 8, 2018

Swimming Lesson: How to Fight Summertime Summonses, The Lo-Down, July 12, 2018

Judge says Uber driver who booted lesbian couple should get license back, NBC National News, July 11, 2018

NYC will pay you big bucks for ratting out idling trucks, buses, NY Post, July 6, 2018

As Law to Open Police Records Is Debated, Tribunal Denies Bid to Shield Info, NY Law Journal, June 8, 2018

Bronx Neighborhood Pop Up Court at District Offices of Ritchie Torres, BronxNet, May 31, 2018

City correction officer disciplinary cases must remain public, judge rules, NY Daily News, May 31, 2018

Cabbie with history of berating passengers finally loses license for slapping customer, NY Daily News, May 28

FDNY EMT suspended for striking cuffed patient who spit in her face, NY Daily News, May 25, 2018

Judge wants Rikers officer suspended for slur, grope, unjustified force on inmate, NY Daily News, May 6, 2018

Property Owners Can Now Fight City Tickets in Bronx Pop-Up Court, NY1, April 25, 2018

OATH finds a better way to address minor offenses, CityLaw, Volume 24, Number 1

New Local Law Provides Alternative to Criminal Court, CityLaw, Vol 24, Number 1

Food vendor skirted $117K in fines by using fake identities, NY Post, April 16, 2018

Town hall will teach residents what to do if they get a summons, NY1, April 3, 2018

¿Sabes qué hacer en caso de recibir una citación?  Noticias NY1, April 3, 2018

Civil Trials Commissioner Outlines Office’s Challenges, Gotham Gazette, March 21, 2018

The Judge Will Hear Your 223,000 Excuses Now: Tales from the tiny offices where New Yorkers go to fight summonses for everything from unshoveled sidewalks to underheated hot dogs, NY Times, March 16, 2018

Judge blasts Department of Transportation for trying to fire worker for singing on the job, NY Post, February 13, 2018

Melissa Mark-Viverito’s legislative legacy as City Council speaker, AM New York, January 4, 2018

Drivers owe triple for parking tickets after broker’s 3-year scam, NY Post, December 19, 2017

Fewer Criminal Tickets for Petty Crimes, Like Public Urination, NY Times, October 20, 2017

Q&A With Fidel Del Valle, Head of the NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings, New York Law Journal, June 29, 2017

Health Department Investigated Illegal Summer Camp a Year Before Closing It, DNA Info, September 27, 2017

Video: NYC Court Summons Reform w/ Hon. Fidel F. Del Valle, BK Live on BRIC TV, June 29, 2017

New York City Police Officers Told to Relax Stance on Petty Offenses, New York Times, June 14, 2017

New Bill Could Spare Undocumented Immigrants a Trip to Court, DNA Info, June 12, 2017

Summons Assistance for Seniors, the Greenline, June 1, 2017

Video: On February 10, 2017 OATH Commissioner & Chief Administrative Law Judge, Fidel F. Del Valle, was the featured speaker at the 140th CityLaw Breakfast. View the video of the Commissioner's full remarks.

Pizza Joint Must Pay $20K For Booting Blind Customer And Guide Dog: Judge, DNA Info, January 3, 2017

Hospital worker fired after refusing to wear paper lab coat, New York Post, August 15, 2016

New York Council Approves Bills to Divert Minor Offenders From Court System, New York Times, May 25, 2016

The TLC Seems To Be Letting Cyclist-Imperiling Violations Slide, Gothamist, May 20, 2016

The violent American epidemic you won't hear about: Why prison abuse goes unreported and unpunished, Salon, April 15, 2016

Park Slope Landlord Almost Fined for Refusing to Rent to Pregnant Couple, DNA Info, February 17, 2016

A Move to End Transparency for New York's Jails, New York Times, January 28, 2016

New York City's Promising Step on Criminal Justice, New York Times Editorial Board, January 28, 2016