Law360: Challenge To NYPD’s Use of Sealed Records Gets Go-Ahead

“A New York judge has certified a class of individuals who contend the New York City Police Department has unlawfully used information contained in their sealed arrest records when investigating other cases.

Justice Alexander M. Tisch of the New York Supreme Court for New York County determined Thursday that clients of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and the nonprofit The Bronx Defenders have demonstrated that the case involves a narrow legal question and at least tens of thousands of individuals. Dealing with the matter as a class action is the most fair and efficient method, the judge said in his order.”

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