Anonymous / Pseudonymous Plaintiff

In Doe v. Bloomberg, LP, No. 451470/2020, 2020 WL 7495654, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 34235(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Dec. 21, 2020), a sexual harassment case, the court granted defendants’ motion to compel plaintiff to amend the caption of the action to reflect her name. The court summarized the guiding principles relating to this…

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In Jane Doe v. Vajpayee, 155961/2020, 2020 NY Slip Op 33766(U) (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Nov. 12, 2020), the court granted plaintiff’s motion (brought by Order to Show Cause) to proceed under a pseudonym. In sum, plaintiff alleges, inter alia, that defendant verbally and sexually abused and raped her while plaintiff was working for defendant’s family…

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In Doe v. Macfarland, 2019 NY Slip Op 29380 (NY Sup. Ct. Rockland County Dec. 10, 2019), the court addressed an issue that comes up in the context of, among other types of cases, those involving claims under New York’s newly-enacted Child Victims Act – namely, whether the plaintiff may proceed anonymously. The Child Victims…

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In Doe v. Gong Xi Fa Cai, Inc. d/b/a Alta Restaurant, 2019 WL 3034793 (SDNY July 10, 2019) – in which plaintiff asserts claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e et seq. and other statutes for alleged sexual discrimination and retaliation – the court denied plaintiff’s motion to…

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