Pro Bono Client Beagle Freedom Project Sues Stony Brook for Information Relating to Animal Testing
Newsday reported that Beagle Freedom Project, a national laboratory animal advocacy organization, and one of its supporters, Melissa Andrews, filed a petition in the Supreme Court of Suffolk against the State University of New York at Stony Brook. The lawsuit compels the school to provide information relating to “Quinn,” a dog currently being held or used by Stony Brook University for animal testing and research. The lawsuit is brought pursuant to Article 78 and the New York State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), stating the school did not provide the same documents that other publicly-funded schools had provided under similar FOIL requests, and wrongly redacted parts of the documents that it did provide. Olshan Litigation Associate Renée Zaytsev, along with Litigation Partner Ellen Holloman, are handling the matter pro bono.