Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

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…

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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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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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In Padilla v. Sacks and Sacks, LLP, 2020 WL 5370799 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 8, 2020), the court dismissed plaintiff’s claims of sexual harassment and discrimination on the basis of gender and sexual orientation, wrongful discharge, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Plaintiff, a gay Hispanic woman, was employed by defendant as a paralegal. After dismissing plaintiff’s…

Read More Discrimination, Sexual Harassment Allegations Did Not Make Out Claim For Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
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In Singh v. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center et al, 2019 WL 6977106 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 20, 2019), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s claims of civil battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress as against various entities, finding that the doctrine of respondeat did not apply. From the decision: These two causes of action concern…

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In Tantaros v. Fox News Network, LLC et al, 17-cv-2958, 2018 WL 2731268 (SDNY May 18, 2018), the court dismissed, under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6), plaintiff’s claims under the federal Wiretap Act, as well as intentional infliction of emotional distress. Plaintiff alleged, inter alia, “that Defendants physically surveilled her and secretly recorded her…

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In Lation v. Fetner Properties, Inc., 2017 WL 6550691 (S.D.N.Y., 2017), the court addressed claims by a Manhattan building concierge (plaintiff Lation) arising from harassment by a resident of, and an owner of one unit in, the condominium where plaintiff worked (defendant Thomas Chiu). The court compelled arbitration against Defendants 1212 Fifth Avenue Condominium and Fetner…

Read More Concierge Sufficiently Alleges Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, But Not Employment Discrimination, Claims Against Building Resident
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In Brunache v. MV Transp., Inc., 2017 NY Slip Op 05196 (App. Div. 2d Dept. June 28, 2017), the court held (inter alia) that plaintiff – a paratransit van driver who sued after not being reinstated following his dismissal following an investigation into a sexual harassment complaint against him by a passenger – did not state…

Read More Retaliation Claim Not Stated; “General Complaints” Were Not “Protected Activity” Under the NYS Human Rights Law
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