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In DeCollibus v. Schimmel, 2023 NY Slip Op 00372 (N.Y. App. Div. 1st Dept. Ja. 26, 2023), the court affirmed the lower court’s order dismissing plaintiff’s negligence claim, arising from injuries sustained when defendant’s dog (Lola) chased a ball onto a road in Central Park and collided with plaintiff while she was riding her bike.…

Read More Chasing Ball Was “Normal Canine Behavior”, Not Evidence of “Vicious Propensities”
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In Lewkowicz v. Terence Cardinal Cook Health Center et al, No. 153100/20, 17046, 2021-04033, 2023 N.Y. Slip Op. 00061, 2023 WL 138824 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept. Jan. 10, 2023), the New York Appellate Division, First Department affirmed the lower court’s dismissal of plaintiff’s complaint, which alleged age discrimination under the New York State and City Human…

Read More Age Discrimination Claim Properly Dismissed, First Department Holds
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In Sakthivel v. Industrious Staffing Co., LLC, 2023 NY Slip Op 00044 (N.Y. App. Div. 1st Dept. Jan. 5, 2023), the court affirmed the lower court’s dismissal of plaintiff’s claim of retaliation, asserted under the New York Labor Law, arising from an assault by a co-worker. From the decision: Plaintiff pro se alleges that defendant…

Read More Whistleblower Claim, Based on Alleged Co-Worker Assault, Dismissal Affirmed
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In Lively v. Wafra Inv. Advisory Group, Inc., 2022 NY Slip Op 06887 (N.Y. App. Div. 1st Dept. Dec. 6, 2022), the court, inter alia, unanimously affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s age discrimination asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. From the decision: Even under the lenient notice pleading standard afforded…

Read More Court Affirms Dismissal of Age Discrimination Complaint
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In Sicola v Cushman & Wakefield, No. 160229/15, 16600, 2021-03378, 2022 N.Y. Slip Op. 06185, 2022 WL 16640723, at *2 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Nov. 03, 2022), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s age discrimination claim asserted under California law (specifically, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, or FEHA). From the decision: To make out…

Read More Age Discrimination Dismissal Affirmed; “Old School” and Other Comments Held Insufficient
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In Lent v. The City of New York, et al., No. 1642 2, 2021-04616, 2022 WL 7177790 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Oct. 13, 2022), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s age discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation claims. As to plaintiff’s discrimination claims, the court explained: The court properly dismissed plaintiff’s age discrimination claim under…

Read More Age Discrimination Claims Dismissed; “Old Enough to Retire” Comment Insufficient
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In Park v. Kurtosys Sys., Inc., 2022 NY Slip Op 04129 (N.Y. App. Div. 1st Dept. June 28, 2022), the court unanimously affirmed the lower court’s (Judge Kotler) order granting defendants’ motion for summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s complaint alleging discrimination and retaliation under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. From the decision:…

Read More Gender Discrimination Dismissal Affirmed; Court Held That Poor Performance Was a Legitimate, Nondiscriminatory, Non-Pretextual Reason for Termination
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In Melendez v. New York City Transit Authority et al., No. 1576 4, 2021-02852, 2022 WL 1177462 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Apr. 21, 2022), the Appellate Division, First Department unanimously affirmed the lower court’s denial of defendants’ motion for summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s complaint alleging gender discrimination and retaliation. From the decision: The record does not…

Read More Gender Discrimination, Retaliation Claims to Proceed Against NYC Transit Authority
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In Kinwing (Ricky) Kwong v. The City of New York et al., No. 152932/13, 15574, 2021-00645, 2022 N.Y. Slip Op. 02342, 2022 WL 1038073 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Apr. 07, 2022), the court, inter alia, affirmed the lower court’s denial of defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s hostile work environment claims. From the decision: The…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claims, Based on Mocking of Accent, May Proceed
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