"We are representing a client right now who is impacted by this onerous activity of the government," says Jim Tresmond of the Tresmond Law Firm. He's unaware of how many else may be affected because the matter is so new, with operatives across the country monitoring the state.
Tresmond is representing two clients now, but anticipates more down the road. "We were flummoxed by this whole matter," explains Tresmond. "The HIPPA act is supposed to prevent this kind of thing from happening. It's a gross invasion of our privacy rights." Who's responsible for this? "The State Police. Based on information the county received from the New York State Police, they've suspended the permits. The State Police instigates the proceedings."
Tresmond says the State Police commissioner is named in the two lawsuits.