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In a complaint filed in New York State Supreme Court, captioned Cynthia Terrana v. Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. et al. (NY Sup. Ct. 3/6/15, No. 152281-2015), plaintiff alleges that she was subjected to discrimination (termination) based on her pregnancy, in violation of the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. In particular, plaintiff alleges (among…

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In Lake v. Holzer (Sup. NY Feb. 9, 2015), a personal injury car accident pedestrian knockdown case, the court held that the “emergency doctrine” was inapplicable and granted plaintiff’s cross-motion for summary judgment. Here are the facts: [P]laintiff Collin Lake, a pedestrian, was standing on the raised median island which separates the north and southbound lanes…

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In a lawsuit captioned Laknidhi v. AbilTo, Inc. and Michael Laskoff, NY Sup. Ct. Index No. 151506/2015 (filed 2/13/15), plaintiff alleges that defendants AbilTo and Laskoff (AbilTo’s CEO) subjected her to “harassment and discrimination … because of her pregnancy (and associated need for pregnancy leave and post-pregnancy accommodations) … which culminated in” her unlawful termination.…

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In Burhans and Rivera v. The State of New York (Sup. NY Index 152906/14), New York Supreme Court Judge Wooten held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged sexual harassment/hostile work environment (but not sex discrimination) claims against the defendant State. Plaintiffs allege in their complaint that, under the New York State Human Rights Law, the State of New…

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Here is the employment discrimination complaint, filed 12/29/14 in the NY County Supreme Court, against Reem Bridals LLC et al. In it, plaintiff alleges disability discrimination under the New York City Human Rights Law. She alleges that defendant fired her shortly learning of her diagnosis with and hospitalization for a liver tumors, failed to accommodate her…

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