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In a recently-filed lawsuit, captioned J.C. v. Robert Allen Zimmerman a/k/a Bob Dylan (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Cty. Index No. 951450/2021), the plaintiff – proceeding pseudonymously – asserts (under the Child Victims Act and pursuant to CPLR 214-g and 22 NYCRR § 202.72) that the defendant sexually abused her over a six-week period between April and…

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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…

Read More Sexual Harassment Plaintiff Denied Opportunity to Amend Complaint to Add Claims to Assert Defamation Counterclaim Was Retaliatory
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Despite what popular culture may imply, the main battles of litigation are not waged in the courtroom, but rather in various pre-trial events that, together, comprise what is known as “discovery.” In this phase, the parties use various methods to obtain (“discover”) information from the other side. Among the various (and most prevalent) discovery methods…

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In Alberto Coronado v. Veolia North America Inc. & Subsidiaries et al, NY Sup. Ct. NY Cty. 450319/2019 (April 6, 2021), a motor vehicle accident case, the court held that the defendant was not entitled to obtain discovery of so-called “litigation funding” material from the plaintiff. Despite the liberal construction courts give to the CPLR’s…

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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 Garcia v. NYC Health & Hospitals Corp., No. 157098/2020, 2021 WL 2688488 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County June 28, 2021), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff (a homosexual Hispanic male who alleges he suffers from panic disorder, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), claustrophobia, and HIV) sufficiently alleged a claim for hostile work…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Sufficiently Alleged Under NYC Human Rights Law Against NYC Health & Hospitals Corp.
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In Betances v. Popular Bank, No. 157355/2019, 2021 WL 2651094 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County June 23, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiffs’ hostile work environment sexual harassment claims under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: To establish a hostile work environment claim under the NYCHRL, “the primary issue…

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In Allen v. Wework Companies, Inc., No. 155130/2020, 2021 WL 2432204 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County June 10, 2021), a sexual harassment case, the court granted the defendant’s motion to stay this action and compel arbitration. The court summarized defendant’s position as follows: In support of the motion, defendant notes that, contemporaneously with the…

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In Lopez v. New York State Div. of Human Right[s], No. 150760/2021, 2021 WL 2480062 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County June 17, 2021), the court denied the petitioner’s CPLR Article 78 petition to overturn an adverse administrative finding on his claim of age discrimination, and granted a cross-motion granting a CPLR 3211 motion to…

Read More Age Discrimination Complaint Dismissed; Article 78 Petition to Overturn NYS Division of Human Rights Determination Denied
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In a recently-filed complaint, captioned Vincent Cheung v. Terrell Harper, Sup. Ct. N.Y. Cty. Index No. 153780/2021 (filed April 21, 2021), the plaintiff – an Asian NYPD detective – asserts a claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress against the defendant, who allegedly directed racist insults against him. From the complaint: 3. That on March…

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