Maria Riggio has worked for GED since 1997. She is the office manager, whose responsibilities include billing, accounts payable, staffing, payroll, and event planning.
B.A., Psychology, Stony Brook University
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Won a multi-million dollar jury verdict in a fraud dispute representing a designer-builder against an owner accused of reneging on a promise to hire the builder after he obtained a PUD permit for a single family mansion in a permit-restricted hillside community. In addition to millions of dollars in lost profits, the jury also found an entitlement to punitive damages. The case settled for significantly more than the verdict just prior to the punitive damages phase of trial.
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You have a First Amendment right to protest. However, the government is allowed to place narrow restrictions on the exercise of your rights. Make sure you’re prepared by brushing up on your rights before heading out into the streets to protest.