In Jane Doe v. John Doe,[1]Ed. note: I have modified the name of Defendant to “John Doe” in light of (yet without acknowledging any obligation imposed by) the Court’s Order dated Nov. 5, 2021, NYSCEF Doc. No. 60. No. 155961/2020, 2021 WL 3290843 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Aug. 02, 2021) – a sexual…

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In Arbelaez v. Champion Parking 230 LLC, No. 161188/20, 2021 WL 2772385 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County July 02, 2021), the court held that defendants’ counterclaim for breach of the “faithless servant doctrine” was sufficiently alleged. Plaintiff, who was terminated from his job as a manager of a parking garage owned by Champion Parking,…

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In a recent decision, Sanders v. New World Design Build, Inc. et al, 19-CV-1071, 2020 WL 1957371 (S.D.N.Y. April 23, 2020) – an employment discrimination and retaliation case – the court declined to exercise jurisdiction over defendants’ counterclaims. Defendants’ defamation counterclaim, for example, alleges that Plaintiff defamed them when he spoke with Defendant about his…

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