Phillips Nizer Claim Results in Relief for Aggrieved White Plains Voters; Candidates Remain on Ballot08/16/2017
New York, NY – State Supreme Court Justice Lawrence H. Ecker today ruled that the signatures of voters who used the abbreviation “W P” instead of writing out the words “White Plains” on designating petitions should not have been removed by the Westchester County Board of Elections (the “BOE”). The Court directed the Board of Elections to include these hundreds of signatures as valid.
Phillips Nizer LLP filed its application to intervene on behalf of White Plains residents Alexis Greer Heidenberg and Mark M. Elliott, as representatives for all of the impacted voters. Upon hearing the result, Ms. Greer Heidenberg commented, “We are gratified by this decision – now voters will have a choice on Primary Day.”
Marc Landis, managing partner of Phillips Nizer, added, “We are pleased that the voters of White Plains will not be disenfranchised by technicalities.” Phillips Nizer partners Craig E. Penn and Julian D. Perlman also represented the petitioners.
About Phillips Nizer LLP:
Phillips Nizer, founded in 1926 by world-renowned trial attorney Louis Nizer, represents domestic and international clients in business, finance and real estate transactions, intellectual property matters, commercial litigation and tax and estate planning, with a particular focus on the entertainment, fashion, real estate and technology industries. The firm is a member of Ally Law, a worldwide association of independent mid-sized law firms.