Court: NY App. Div. Dept. 1

In Pichardo v. Carmine’s Broadway Feast Inc., No. 1467 4, 2021-00050, 2021 WL 5456247 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept. Nov. 23, 2021), the court, inter alia, held (in part) that summary judgment was improperly granted to defendant on plaintiff’s race/color-based hostile work environment claim under the New York City Human Rights Law. After concluding that certain aspects…

Read More Race/Color Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives, In Part, Against Carmine’s Restaurant
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In Kouri v Eataly N.Y. LLC, No. 14538, 158476/14, 2021-00047, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 06044, 2021 WL 5113230 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept. Nov. 04, 2021), the court affirmed the denial of defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claims arising from his ejection from Eataly. As to plaintiff’s public accommodation discrimination claims asserted under the New…

Read More Public Accommodation (Sexual Orientation) Discrimination Case Proceeds Against Eataly NY LLC
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In Jarusauskaite v. Almod Diamonds, Ltd., et al., 2020-04756, 2021 WL 4734048 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept. Oct. 12, 2021), the court held that plaintiff’s claims under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws because of an insufficient connection to New York. From the decision: Supreme Court lacks subject matter jurisdiction over the Human Rights…

Read More NY Human Rights Law Discrimination Claims Dismissed; NY Impact Lacking
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From Thior v. Jetblue Airways Corp., No. 161506/2017, 2021 WL 2165645, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 31818(U), 25–26 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County May 27, 2021): Plaintiff argues that within a month of commencing this action in late December 2017, having previously brought claims before the EEOC and the federal district court, and within about…

Read More JetBlue Pilot’s Retaliation Claim Under the NYCHRL Survives Dismissal
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In Tirschwell v TCW Group Inc., No. 13923, 150777/18, 2020-03192, M-1286, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 03397, 2021 WL 2144858 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., May 27, 2021), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff’s sexual harassment claim survived summary judgment. From the decision: The City HRL gender discrimination claim (claim 2) was properly sustained as against Ravich…

Read More Gender Discrimination Claim Survives Summary Judgment Against TCW Group et al
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In Edstrom v. St. Nicks Alliance Corp., 2021 NY Slip Op 03112 (App. Div. 1st Dept. May 13, 2021), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s claims of housing discrimination under the Fair Housing Act (42 USC §§ 3604 and 3617) and New York State Human Rights Law, but held that there were sufficient facts…

Read More Housing Discrimination Dismissal Affirmed; Habitability Claim Survives
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In Ramos v. Metro-North Commuter Railroad et al, 2021 WL 1740644 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., May 04, 2021), the court held that plaintiff presented enough evidence to defeat defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claims of discriminatory termination, failure to accommodate, hostile work environment, and retaliation. As to plaintiff’s wrongful termination claim, the court held…

Read More Disability Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation Claims Survive Against Metro-North
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In Louise v Hampton Jitney, Inc., 2021 NY Slip Op 02251 (App. Div. 1st Dept. April 13, 2021) – a personal injury case – the court affirmed the preclusion of defendant’s expert from testifying at trial or the use of his expert report. From the decision: Preclusion of expert evidence on the ground of failure…

Read More Court Precludes Expert Testimony and Report, Based on Demanded But Undisclosed Evidence
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In Rodriguez v City of New York, No. 13662, 2019-5301, 28675/18, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 02477, 2021 WL 1566826 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Apr. 22, 2021), an employment discrimination case, the First Department unanimously affirmed the dismissal of plaintiffs’ complaint due to their failure to file a Notice of Claim as required by as required by…

Read More Dismissal of Discrimination Claims Against NYC Dept. of Education Affirmed Due to Failure to Comply With Notice of Claim Requirement
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In Pakniat v. Moor, 2021 NY Slip Op 01856 (App. Div. 1st Dept. march 25, 2021), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s sexual harassment and retaliation claims under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws, on the ground that the court lacked subject matter jurisdiction over those claims. Here, the plaintiff was…

Read More Sexual Harassment & Retaliation Claims Dismissed; Court Lacked Subject Matter Jurisdiction Over NY State and City Human Rights Law Claims Asserted by Montreal-Based Plaintiff
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