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Administrative Law Judge opinions are subject to appeal within 30 days of rendering, whereupon final decision-making authority is vested in the New York Secretary of State. Therefore, the opinions within this catalogue may have been appealed and overturned by subsequent Administrative Appeals issued by the New York Secretary of State.

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Searches are NOT case sensitive. For example, searches for "alfred smith" and "Alfred Smith" will return the same results.


Copies of settlement agreements entered into prior to January 1, 2011 may be obtained by contacting the Department’s Record Access Officer.