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Civil Rights Law Lawyers In Bayville New York

The Village of Bayville, often referred to as Pine Island, is located within the Town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York, United States. The population was 7,135 at the 2000 census. The village was incorporated in 1919. Bayville was a popular tourist destination in the early 20th century, featuring a sandy beach and an entertainment "casino" with dining, dancing and lawn bowling. Historically Bayville was known for its production of The Pine Island Oyster. It was also the home, beginning in 1927, of Harrison Williams. Williams has been estimated to have been the wealthiest man in the nation on the eve of the Great Depression. He amassed a fortune of between $680,000,000 and one billion dollars, by consolidating electric utilities companies into investment trusts, with the help of his attorney John Foster Dulles & the firms of Dillon Read & Goldman Sachs. Williams' wife Mona was voted "The Best Dressed Woman in The World" several times. Other notable residents of Bayville have included:Robert Clarkson, the President of The American Express Company; Hon. Alexander Del Giorno Esq. , New York State Court of Claims - Supreme Court Judge; Joseph "Frenchy" Ferrarro, convicted murderer; Brad Fiedel, Hollywood Film Musical composer; Ferdinand Jelke Esq. , Attorney and socialite; William McKittrick, Director, Pan American Airways; Sal Mineo, Actor and Film Maker; Michael Novak, Philosopher & Diplomat; Rick Pitino, Coach, University of Louisville Basketball Team; James O. Stack, the President of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Chain; Michael Genovese, brother of Vito Genovese (Gangster); and for several summers the Actress Kim Novak. Bayville has traditionally been served with rail service to New York City through the Locust Valley Station of the Long Island Railroad, and its children attend the Locust Valley Schools. Bayville is connected to the main body of Long Island by a beautiful stone draw bridge erected in 1922 and refurbished in 1938. During the 1960s Bayville became a center of statewide controversy when then Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller announced his plan to build a bridge connecting Nassau County to either Westchester County or Connecticut, using Bayville as the stepping-off point of the southern side of the bridge. Local residents resisted the idea and eventually defeated it, utilizing the Federal Wetlands Protection Act as their principal weapon. Even the Governor's sister, then a resident of nearby Mill Neck, privately supported the defeat of the bridge plan.

What is civil rights law?

A civil right is an enforceable right or privilege, which if interfered with by another gives rise to an action for injury. Examples of civil rights are freedom of speech, press, and assembly; the right to vote; freedom from involuntary servitude; and the right to equality in public places. Discrimination occurs when the civil rights of an individual are denied or interfered with because of their membership in a particular group or class. Statutes have been enacted to prevent discrimination based on race, sex, religion, age, previous condition of servitude, physical limitation, national origin, and in some instances sexual preference. Civil rights attorneys handle cases involving the rights of individuals to be free from unequal treatment (or discrimination) based on legally-protected characteristics such as race, gender, disability, national origin, age, sexual orientation, and religion. Civil rights cases can arise in a number of settings -- including employment, housing, lending, and education.

Answers to civil rights law issues in New York

Under federal laws, it is illegal to discriminate against someone (applicant or employee) because of that person's...

The law forbids discrimination because of...

Harassment is a form of employment discrimination that may violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the...

It is unlawful to harass a person (an applicant or employee) because of that person’s sex. Harassment can include "...

The Equal Pay Act requires that men and women in the same workplace be given equal pay for equal work. The jobs need...

It is illegal to fire, demote, refuse to promote, harass, or otherwise “retaliate” against people (applicants or...

Your battle to beat a ticket or worse begins the instant you realize you're being pulled over by a police officer....

In certain kinds of cases, lawyers charge what is called a contingency fee. Instead of billing by the hour, the...