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1-24-2012 Decision and Order

1-24-2012 Decision and Order

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STATEOFNEWYORKSUPREMECOURTCOUNTYOFALBANYSTEVENMAHLERandDANIELGARROWPlaintiffs,-against-DECISIONANDORDERS.JOHNCAMPANIE,KILEYLAWFIRMPC,CAMPANIE
&
WAYLAND-SMITHPLLC,andTHOMASP.DiNAPOLI,COMPTROLLEROFTHESTATEOFNEWYORKDefendants.SupremeCourt,AlbanyCountyIndexNo.2502-11RJINo.01-11-103839JusticeMichaelC.Lynch,PresidingAPPEARANCES:Boies,Schiller
&
FlexnerLLPAttorneysforPlaintiffBy:GeorgeF.Carpinello,Esq.10NorthPearlStreet,
4th
FloorAlbany,NewYork12207DreyerBoyajianLLPAttorneysforDefendantsS.JohnCampanie,Esq.andCampanie
&
Wayland-SmithPLLCBy:William1.Dreyer,Esq.75ColumbiaStreetAlbany,NewYork12210NancyG.Groenwegen,Esq.CounseltotheComptrollerAttorneyforDefendantThomasP.DiNapoli,ComptrolleroftheStateofNewYork110StateStreetAlbany,NewYork12236LYNCH,J.:PlaintiffscommencedthisactionpursuanttoStateFinanceLaw§123-bandGeneralMunicipalLaw§51tochallengetheuseofStatefundstopaythedefendantS.JohnCampanie(hereinafter,Campanie),forservicesprovidedtothelawfirmretainedbytheStatetodefend
 
MadisonCountyinfederallandclaimlitigationbroughtbytheOneidaIndianNation(hereinafter,"OINlitigation").NowbeforetheCourtarepre-answermotionstodismisstheactionbydefendantsThomasP.DiNapoli,ComptrolleroftheStateofNewYork(hereinafter,theComptroller)andS.JohnCampanie,KileyLawFirmPC,andCampanie
&
Wayland-SmithPLLC(hereinafter,Campanie)Plaintiffsopposethemotions.OralargumentwasheldonSeptember26,2011.DefendantCampaniehasservedasthepart-timeMadisonCountyAttorneysinceMay1987.Thepart-timeCountyAttorneypositionissalariedandCampanieisprovidedanofficeintheMadisonCountyOfficeBuilding.DuringhistenureasCountyAttorney,Campaniehasalsomaintainedaseparate,privateofficewhereheservesasamemberofhisprivatepractice,defendantCampanie
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Wayland-SmithPLLC.Intheearly1970s,theOneidaNationofNewYorkcommencedFederallandclaimlitigationtorecoverdamagesfromOneidaandMadisonCounties.Insuchacase,wherethereisanactiontorecoverlandsintheState,"thegovernorshall,attheexpenseofthestate,employcounselandprovideforthedefenseofanyactionorproceeding"(StateLaw§10).Pursuanttothisauthority,theStateofNewYorkenteredintotwocontractswithalawfirmtodefendMadisonCountyintheOINlitigation.Thefirstcontract,executedbyandbetweentheStateandNixon,Hargrave,Devans
&
DoyleLLP(hereinafter,Nixon),commencedonSeptember30,1997;and,aftera"numberof'extensions,expiredonMarch31,2007(hereinafter,the1997Agreement).Thesecondcontract,executedbyandbetweentheStateandNixonPeabodyLLP(hereinafter,Nixon),commencedonApril1,2007foratwoyearterm;and,afteroneextension,expiredonMarch31,2010(hereinafter,the2007Agreement).Underthetermsofbothcontracts,paymentsweremadebytheStatetoNixonataspecifiedhourlyrate.The1997AgreementallowedNixontosubmititemizeddisbursementsthatcouldnotexceedaspecifiedannualamount.The2007AgreementallowedNixontoretain,2
 
"third-partylegalconsultants,thirdpartyconsultantsandexperts...subjecttopriorapproval"bytheGovernor'sCounsel'soffice.InApril1997,theMadisonCountyBoardofSupervisorspassedaResolutiontoaccepttheState'sselectionofNixonandtorequestthatthefirmbe"immediatelysoengaged"toaddressthe"myriadofissuesarisingfrom[the]NativeAmericanlandclaims".InJanuary1999,CampaniewasnamedLocalDirectorandCounseltothe"JointMadison-OneidaCountyIndianLandClaimLitigationTaskForce"(hereinafterLTF),thatwasformed"tosupportthemassiveeffortindefendingagainstandresolvingtheOINclaims"(CampanieAff~11).TheformationoftheLTFwasauthorizedbyMadisonCountyResolutionNo.64of2001datedMarch13,2001andratifiedbyasubsequentMemorandumofUnderstanding(hereinafter,MOU)byandbetweenMadisonandOneidaCountiesdatedJune6,2001(CampanieAffidavit~12,ExhibitsB,C).TheMOUdefinedthe"structure"oftheLTFasfollows:TheLTFshallbeajointMadison-OneidaCountyventureincooperationwithNewYorkStateandshallconveneandoperateattherequestofandunderthedirectionof[theprincipalattorneyatNixon],counseltoMadisonCountyandOneidaCounty,intheirdefenseoftheIndianLandClaimlawsuit.ThelocalDirectorthereofshallbeS.JohnCampanie,Esq.AndlocalcounselshallbeS.JohnCampanie,Esq.andRandal
B.
Caldwell,Esq.(CampanieAff.ExC-ArticleII).Further,theMOUprovided,TheworkoftheTaskForceshallbeconsideredseparateandapartfromthenormalactivitiesofanyCountyemployee.Separateandsecurephysicalfacilitiesshallbeprovided,andonlytheworkoftheTaskForceshouldbeconductedwithinthosefacilities,unlessspecificexceptionsshallbeauthorizedbyagreementoftheOneidaCountyExecutive,MadisonCountyAttorneyand[theprincipalattorneyatNixon].(Id.,ArticleIV(1)).AccordingtoCampanie,beginninginFebruary1999,therewere"ongoingdiscussions"3

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