Appeals & Opinions - Subject Index

Defense and Indemnification
Subject Title Opinion Summary Type
Arbitrators and mediators participating in attorney-client fee dispute resolution program eligible for section 17 coverage 2004-F3 Formal Download Arbitrators and mediators participating in attorney-client fee dispute resolution program eligible for section 17 coverage
Bar associations and individuals administering attorney-client fee dispute resolution program not eligible for section 17 coverage 2004-F3 Formal Download Bar associations and individuals administering attorney-client fee dispute resolution program not eligible for section 17 coverage
compensated guardians ad litem in New York City Civil Court Program are not eligible for section 17 coverage 2006-F5 Formal Download compensated guardians ad litem in New York City Civil Court Program are not eligible for section 17 coverage
Consumer Protection Board member covered when serving on advisory board to Targeted Accessibility Fund 1998-F11 Formal Download Consumer Protection Board member covered when serving on advisory board to Targeted Accessibility Fund
Defense is owed if the complaint alleges behavior within scope of employment 1995-06 Informal Download Defense is owed if the complaint alleges behavior within scope of employment
Directors of Independent and Livery Driver Benefit Fund not eligible 2011-09 Informal Download Directors of Independent and Livery Driver Benefit Fund not eligible
Healthcare professionals reviewing treatment plans for Medicaid patients are entitled 1997-F1 Formal Download Healthcare professionals reviewing treatment plans for Medicaid patients are entitled
Hunter College Foundation and its officers and employees 1997-F8 Formal Download Hunter College Foundation and its officers and employees
Indemnification costs for employees covered by Public Officers Law § 17 generally will come from state appropriations, rather than agency funds 2004-F6 Formal Download Indemnification costs for employees covered by Public Officers Law § 17 generally will come from state appropriations, rather than agency funds
Joint fire district - may provide defense and indemnification under Public Officers section 18 1996-32 Informal Download Joint fire district - may provide defense and indemnification under Public Officers section 18
Legal fees - town may not reimburse town supervisor for legal costs incurred unsuccessfully defending criminal charges 2003-16 Informal Download Legal fees - town may not reimburse town supervisor for legal costs incurred unsuccessfully defending criminal charges
Members of architectural and engineering professional associations who testify at request of Education Department 1996-F5 Formal Download Members of architectural and engineering professional associations who testify at request of Education Department
Members of library board and village board provided defense by the village and library may participate in deliberations by the village and library regarding defense of the lawsuit 1997-32 Informal Download Members of library board and village board provided defense by the village and library may participate in deliberations by the village and library regarding defense of the lawsuit
Members of NYS Deferred Compensation Board receive protection 1999-F4 Formal Download Members of NYS Deferred Compensation Board receive protection
Municipality may supplement Public Officers Law section 18 by local law to provide for indemnification of punitive damages 1999-33 Informal Download Municipality may supplement Public Officers Law section 18 by local law to provide for indemnification of punitive damages
Municipality must defend official sued in official capacity upon finding that he acted within scope of duties 1997-40 Informal Download Municipality must defend official sued in official capacity upon finding that he acted within scope of duties
Physicians hired by State Police not covered 1998-F2 Formal Download Physicians hired by State Police not covered
Public Officers Law § 17 and 19 does not authorize payment of legal fees incurred by an employee who hired a private attorney to defend him in a disciplinary proceeding 2002-F4 Formal Download Public Officers Law § 17 and 19 does not authorize payment of legal fees incurred by an employee who hired a private attorney to defend him in a disciplinary proceeding
Public Officers Law § 17 does not authorize payment of legal fees in Dept. Of Motor Vehicles license revocation proceeding 1997-F9 Formal Download Public Officers Law § 17 does not authorize payment of legal fees in Dept. Of Motor Vehicles license revocation proceeding
Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committees eligible to receive defense and indemnification under Public Officers Law section 17 1996-F9 Formal Download Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committees eligible to receive defense and indemnification under Public Officers Law section 17
Regional Emergency Medical Services Councils eligible to receive defense and indemnification under Public Officers Law section 17 1996-F9 Formal Download Regional Emergency Medical Services Councils eligible to receive defense and indemnification under Public Officers Law section 17
Section 18 of Public Officers Law does not authorize representation before Commision on Judicial Conduct 1996-36 Informal Download Section 18 of Public Officers Law does not authorize representation before Commision on Judicial Conduct
Section 18 of Public Officers Law does not authorize representation before Commission on Judicial Conduct 1997-24 Informal Download Section 18 of Public Officers Law does not authorize representation before Commission on Judicial Conduct
Section 18 of Public Officers Law may be adopted by resolution or local law 2000-07 Informal Download Section 18 of Public Officers Law may be adopted by resolution or local law
Section 18 of Public Officers Law not exclusive means 1998-04 Informal Download Section 18 of Public Officers Law not exclusive means
Security Guard Advisory Council are eligible for defense and indemnification pursuant to Public Officers Law § 17. 2012-F2 Formal Download Security Guard Advisory Council are eligible for defense and indemnification pursuant to Public Officers Law § 17.
Soil and Water Conservation District: may be provided by county 1996-F6 Formal Download Soil and Water Conservation District: may be provided by county
staff member of BOCES district superintendent who is serving as integrity officer 2013-F1 Formal Download staff member of BOCES district superintendent who is serving as integrity officer
Staff of IOLA are entitled to state defense and indemnification under Public Officers Law § 17 2004-F6 Formal Download Staff of IOLA are entitled to state defense and indemnification under Public Officers Law § 17
Superintendents of supervisory district entitled to defense and indemnification under Public Officers Law § 17 in relation to State duties 1997-F10 Formal Download Superintendents of supervisory district entitled to defense and indemnification under Public Officers Law § 17 in relation to State duties
The members of the Nassau County Rent Guidelines Board are eligible for State-provided defense and indemnification pursuant to Public Officers Law § 17. 2009-F1 Formal Download The members of the Nassau County Rent Guidelines Board are eligible for State-provided defense and indemnification pursuant to Public Officers Law § 17.
Town may not reimburse town employees for legal costs incurred when employees were called to assist in investigation and prosecution against town supervisor 2003-16 Informal Download Town may not reimburse town employees for legal costs incurred when employees were called to assist in investigation and prosecution against town supervisor
Unpaid guardians ad litem in New York City Civil Court program are eligible for Section 17 coverage. 2006-F3 Formal Download Unpaid guardians ad litem in New York City Civil Court program are eligible for Section 17 coverage.
Volunteer lawyers in OCA's Housing Court Program covered by section 17 2000-F1 Formal Download Volunteer lawyers in OCA's Housing Court Program covered by section 17
Volunteers of SUNY Medical School 1997-F3 Formal Download Volunteers of SUNY Medical School