Neal Comer, an attorney from White Plains has been appointed by state Supreme Court Judge Denis Donovan to oversee the much-disputed re-organization of the Westchester branch of the Independence Party.
The appointment follows Donovan’s earlier ruling that the re-organization meeting held by the party in September was invalid because several members – especially those allied to an insurgent group led by former party Chairman Nader Sayegh – were not properly notified that it was taking place.
Donovan ordered the party to hold a new re-organization meeting that would be monitored by the court. Attorneys for party leader Giulio Cavallo have appealed the decision
In his most recent ruling, Donovan set Comer’s fee at $350 per hour – to be paid by the party.