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Letter from Jim Conti noting that U.S. Supreme Court had ruled that an employer may not offer life insurance that pays lower benefits to women because of longer life expectancy, with attached case, Arizona Governing Committee for Tax Deferred Annuity and Deferred Compensation Plans, et al. v. Nathalie Norris, etc., March 19; memo from NYSUT counsel re intention to appeal to the state Court of Appeals a decision that NYSUT complaint failed to comply with statute of limitations, with attached decision, Peter Langham et al. v. State of New York, November 24; letter re seminar on brief writing, sent to field representatives, with cover memo from NYSUT general counsel to Jim Conti, October 29; agency fee materials, with cover memo, November 17; opinion of state Supreme Court Appellate Division, Patchogue-Medford Congress of Teachers v. Board of Education of the Patchogue-Medford Union Free School District, holding drug urine tests to be unconstitutional, with cover memo from Jim Conti to NYSUT general counsel, September 25; memo to NYSUT legal counsel from Jim Conti re approaching the Commissioner of Education about a school district that set preconditions to enforcing the Commissioner's Regulations on Excellence In Teaching that violated the intent of the legislation, also anticipated improper practice charges over failure by districts to negotiate the apportionment of E.I.T funds, September 18; text of local law in Suffolk County legislature to prohibit mandatory drug testing, March 25, with attached Statement on Substance Abuse Programs from the Faculty Association (AFT Local 3038) of Suffolk County Community College, opposing random drug testing; letter from Jim Conti to NYSUT general counsels praising their presentation at the PERB hearing on agency fees, September 10; correspondence re agency fee inquiries from teachers at Middletown school district, June-July; issue of Insurance Litigation Reporter; decision and order in state Supreme Court Special Term, Board of Education, Yonkers City School District v. Yonkers Federation of Teachers, with cover memo from Jim Conti asking NYSUT counsel whether decision was being appealed, March 31; memos requesting legal opinion re teacher liability, initiated by Chittenango Teachers Association, January-February

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