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In Huffman v. Brooklyn College, The City University of New York and Anne Lopes, No. 20-CV-06156, 2022 WL 43766 (E.D.N.Y. Jan. 5, 2022), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged age discrimination under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights…

Read More CUNY Italian Professor’s Age Discrimination Claims Sufficiently Alleged
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In Huffman v. Brooklyn College, The City University of New York and Anne Lopes, No. 20-CV-06156, 2022 WL 43766 (E.D.N.Y. Jan. 5, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motions to dismiss plaintiff’s national origin- and age-based discrimination claims. As to plaintiff’s national origin discrimination claims, the court explained: The court has little difficulty concluding…

Read More CUNY Italian Professor’s National Origin Discrimination Claims Sufficiently Alleged
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From Felton v. Monroe Community College et al, No. 6:20-CV-06156 EAW, 2022 WL 71694 (W.D.N.Y. Jan. 7, 2022): In support of his discrimination claim, Plaintiff alleges: (1) he was not permitted to teach certain classes, including the Intro to Linux class, during certain semesters (Dkt. 1 at 10); (2) he was not notified or selected…

Read More Race Discrimination Claim Sufficiently Alleged Against Individual Defendant
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In Quinones v. City of Binghamton et al, No. 3:19-cv-1460,  2022 WL 43764 (N.D.N.Y. Jan. 5, 2022), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged “adverse action” discrimination, based on race (Hispanic), under 42 U.S.C. 1981. (I discussed the court’s holding that the plaintiff sufficiently alleged a race-based “hostile work environment” here.)  From the…

Read More Race Discrimination (Failure-to-Promote) Claim Sufficiently Alleged
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In Quinones v. City of Binghamton et al, No. 3:19-cv-1460,  2022 WL 43764 (N.D.N.Y. Jan. 5, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of a race-based hostile work environment asserted pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1981. After summarizing the “black letter” law governing plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim, the court…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim, Based on Anti-Hispanic Ridicule, Sufficiently Alleged
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In Basso v. Willow Run Foods, Inc., No. 3:21-cv-00811, 2022 WL 35927 (N.D.N.Y. Jan. 03, 2022), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). From the decision: Willow Run’s first assertion, that Basso fails to allege an adverse employment action, is simply incorrect. Plaintiff clearly…

Read More Crohn’s Disease Suffering Plaintiff Sufficiently Alleges ADA Disability Discrimination Claim, Court Holds
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In a January 3, 2022 Order in Elden v. Nirvana, L.L.C. et al, C.D. Cal., No. CV 21-6836, a California federal court dismissed plaintiff Spencer Elden’s lawsuit against Nirvana L.L.C. et al. In this lawsuit, plaintiff – whose image (as a baby) appears on Nirvana’s 1991 “Nevermind” album – alleged, inter alia, that he was…

Read More Oh Well, Whatever, Nevermind: Baby Model’s Lawsuit Against Nirvana (Temporarily) Ends With a Whimper
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New York Governor Hochul has recently approved three pieces of legislation, specifically, relating to (1) admissibility of certain statements under the “hearsay” rule; (2) remote notarization; and (3) insurance disclosures. Hearsay. First, S7093/A8040 (Hoylman/Dinowitz) amends the rules of evidence to permit the admission of an opposing party’s statement if made by an agent or employee made within…

Read More New Laws Re: Hearsay, Remote Notarization, & Insurance Disclosure
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In Honey v. Dover Downs, Inc., No. C.A. No. 19-1646-TMH, 2021 WL 6197082 (D.Del. Dec. 9, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim. The court summarized the five elements that a plaintiff must prove in order to establish a hostile work environment claim…

Read More Sexual Harassment Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Summary Judgment; Alleged Conduct Included Bodily Contact and Vulgar Comments
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In Brooks v. Prevention Point, No. 20-06379, 2021 WL 6125205 (E.D.Pa. Dec. 28, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim. (The court did, however, hold that plaintiff sufficiently alleged a “disparate treatment” race discrimination claims.) From the decision: Courts have dismissed hostile work environment claims where there is single, non-severe incident.…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claims Dismissed; Alleged “Badgering” Insufficient
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