Assault/Battery

In Engelman v. Rofe, 2021 NY Slip Op 01321 (NY App. Div. 1st Dept. March 4, 2021), the New York Appellate Division, First Department, held that the seven-year statute of limitations codified in the “Victims of Gender-Motivated Violence Protection Law” (VGM) – which is codified as Chapter 11 of the New York City Administrative Code,…

Read More Court Holds That Seven-Year Statute of Limitations Applies to NYC’s Victims of Gender-Motivated Violence Protection Law
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In Black v. ESPN, Inc. et al, No. 155236/2020, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 50118(U), 2021 WL 668760 (Sup Ct NY Cty, Feb. 19, 2021), the court denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s disability discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation claims asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. In sum, plaintiff, a…

Read More Disability Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, & Retaliation Claims Sufficiently Alleged Against ESPN et al
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In a lawsuit filed on Oct. 3, 2016, captioned Jane Doe v. Donald J. Trump and Jeffrey E. Epstein, SDNY 16-cv-7673, plaintiff alleges, among other things: 10. Defendant [Donald J.] Trump initiated sexual contact with Plaintiff at four different parties. On the fourth and final sexual encounter with Defendant Trump, Defendant Trump tied Plaintiff to a…

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In a recently-filed lawsuit, Latchminarine v. Tombalakian (NY Sup Ct Index # 150450/2016 filed 1/19/16), plaintiff Nazmoon Latchminarine – a Manhattan nanny – claims that her (ex) boss Celia Tombalakian slapped her after she quit following a dispute about after-hours work-related texting. She asserts claims for assault, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Read More Lawsuit: Manhattan Mom Slaps Nanny, Tells Her to “Get the Fuck Out” of Her House
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In Rodriguez v Judge and Community Church of Astoria, 2015 NY Slip Op 07828 [132 AD3d 966] (App. Div. 2nd Dept. Oct. 28, 2015), the court explained and applied the well-known tort doctrine of “respondeat superior”, under which an employer is liable for the torts of its employees. Here are the (briefly-summarized) facts of this personal…

Read More Church Not Liable to Plaintiff for Assault/Battery by Employee’s Husband
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A Manhattan federal jury recently awarded $2.2 million to male trucking company employee Raymond Rosas and rejected defendant’s counterclaim for conversion. In that lawsuit, captioned Rosas v. Balter Sales Co. Inc. et al. (SDNY 12-cv-6557), plaintiff – a Hispanic male – asserted claims of (e.g.) race discrimination, gender discrimination, hostile work environment, sexual harassment, and…

Read More $2.2 Million Verdict in Male Truck Driver’s Sexual & Race Harassment Lawsuit
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In Minckler v. UPS, 2015 WL 6510537 (N.Y. App. Div. 3d Dept. Oct. 29, 2015), an upstate appellate court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s sexual harassment/hostile work environment and retaliation claims against her former employer UPS, but held that her claim for assault and battery could continue against a co-worker. The Facts Plaintiff, a UPS administrative…

Read More “Uncivil and Crude” Comments Did Not Amount to Sexual Harassment/Hostile Work Environment at UPS
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In Hermitage Ins. Co. v. Beer-Bros, Inc. of NYC (a personal injury/premises liability case), the Supreme Court, NY County (in an opinion by Judge Braun) held in a decision dated May 12, 2015 that a bar/restaurant’s insurer was not obligated to defend or indemnify the bar under the “assault and battery” exclusion in the applicable insurance policy.…

Read More “Assault and Battery” Insurance Policy Exclusion Applies Where Bystander Was Injured by Bar’s Bouncer
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In her personal injury lawsuit captioned Brouillette v. Lisa Kistermann et al. and filed in New York Supreme Court on May 4, 2015, plaintiff Robin Brouillette alleges that on March 25, 2015, defendants Lisa Kistermann and Jessica Kistermann caused her “to be precipitated down a set of stairs” and suffer injuries.

Read More Injury Lawsuit by Robin Brouillette Against Lisa and Jessica Kistermann
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