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Below is petitioner Carisa Gaylardo’s petition, captioned Gaylardo v. City of New York et al. (Index No. 14100400), seeking relief – including back pay, reinstatement, and rescission of her termination and “U” rating – from the City of New York. (Media coverage here.) Petitioner was allegedly terminated for having an “inappropriate” relationship with a student.…

Read More Rejection of Threesome Proposition Allegedly Leads to Firing of Probationary Teacher Carisa Gaylardo
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Recently, in Pichardo v. Fernandez, the Supreme Court, New York County denied a motion for summary judgment filed by the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) and the driver of a City bus involved in an accident. Plaintiff was a passenger on a NYCTA bus when it was struck from behind by a car driven and…

Read More Bus Passenger’s Personal Injury Case Continues, Where Protruding Bus Was Rear-Ended
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Below and here is the complaint filed this week in New York State Supreme court by Christina Young against Steven Hall & Partners LLC and Steven Hall personally. Plaintiff alleges, among other things, that “Hall and others have instigated and engaged in making numerous inappropriate verbal comments and other sexually suggestive activities”, including “encouraging female Managing…

Read More Sexual Harassment and Hostile Work Environment Lawsuit Against Steven Hall & Partners
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Below is the New York State Court complaint alleging sexual assault by a massage patron, as reported in today’s New York Post. Specifically, plaintiff Lauren Leakey claims that, during a massage while at the Setai Spa and Club‘s Wall Street location in April 2013, she was sexually assaulted by Setai employee Jason Turner. In particular, plaintiff alleges (among…

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A recent decision from the Supreme Court, New York County, provides us with a practice tip: when making a motion to dismiss based on an alleged pleading – such as under CPLR 3211(a)(7) – be sure to attach a copy of the challenged pleading. In Anderson v. City of New York, plaintiff alleged race and…

Read More Failure to Attach Complaint Results in Denial of Motion to Dismiss Employment Discrimination Complaint
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In Magdo v. Fidessa Corp., a New York state trial court recently held that plaintiff presented enough evidence to survive summary judgment on her gender/pregnancy discrimination and retaliation claims under the New York City Human Rights Law. Plaintiff claimed that after she told her supervisor about her pregnancy, he made derogatory comments to her, including…

Read More Citing Derogatory Comments About Pregnancy, Court Allows Discrimination and Retaliation Claims to Continue
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Below is plaintiff Robert Atkins’ complaint against Metronome Events, recently filed in New York state court. Plaintiff, who worked as a bartender, alleges that he was paid $150 for each of 140 events he worked, and that defendants unlawfully withheld service charges and gratuities from him. He asserts claims under the New York Labor Law (namely, Labor…

Read More Bartender Seeks Withheld Service Charges/Gratuities From High-Profile Event Planner
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In Anderson v. Edmiston & Co., Inc., the Supreme Court, New York County recently held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged gender discrimination, sexual harassment/hostile work environment, and retaliation under the New York City Human Rights Law. Plaintiff alleged that while employed by defendant company, her supervisor, Robert Shepherd, made various remarks implying “his disrespect for women…

Read More Plaintiff Sufficiently Alleged Gender Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Retaliation Claims Under the New York City Human Rights Law
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