Theo Chino against NYDFS
An Article 78 lawsuit against the executive branch overreach and the Abolition of the BitLicense.

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Hearing Date: Thursday, March 28th, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
    Appellate Division
    First Judicial Departement
    27 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010
Hearing Date: Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 @ 9:30 am
Meetup Information
    Justice Carmen St. George
    Part 34, Room 308
    80 Centre street, New York, NY 10013
New Judge assigned to the case as Justice Billings is appointed to a new role. (7/12/2017)
    It was announced that Justice Lucy Billings has been appointed as the New York City Asbestos Litigation (NYCAL) Coordinating Judge. The appointment is effective August 1, 2017.

Hearing Date Scheduled: Thusday, August 31, 2017 @ 9:30 am
Meetup Information
    Justice Lucy Billings
    Part 46, Room 204
    71 Thomas St, New York, NY 10013
Hearing in front of Justice Billings. (3/16/2017)

Press Release: NY BITLICENSE LAWSUIT: Judge declining to dismiss the case & rescheduling oral arguments.

Lawsuit: During the hearing, Hon. Judge Lucy Billings chose not dismiss the case as requested by NYDFS. Instead, she decided to hear all factual and legal issues raised by Theo Chino and wanted to hear oral arguments on all issues at a later date. A new hearing date is expected for May 2017.(full press release)

Attorney General of the State of New York response (3/11/2017):
Hearing Date Change to: Thursday, March 16, 2017 @ 9:30 am
from: Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 11 am
Meetup Information
    Justice Lucy Billings
    Part 46, Room 204
    71 Thomas St, New York, NY 10013

Next Court Date for motion for Limited Discovery
Wednesday, March 14, 2017 @ 9:30 am
    Submissions Part
    60 Centre St, New York, NY 10013

Press Release: NYDFS acted arbitrarily and inappropriately.

Lawsuit: The Departement of Financial Services acted arbitrarily, inappropriately used bitcoiners as “guinea pigs” when it promulgated its virtual currency regulation.(full press release)

Assistant Attorney General on case resigned on Nov 2nd, 2016.

Motion Appearances.

Press Release: The Ciric Law Firm has been hired.

The Ciric Law Firm, PLLC has been retained as counsel in challenging the Department of Financial Services' "Virtual Currency" regulation promulgated in 2015 at Par 200 of Chapter 1 of Title 23 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations. (full press release)

The Article 78 against the NYDFS has been filed.
The index # filed with the New York County Supreme Court is 101880-15.