Judge: Arlene Bluth

In Gruber v. Glam, Inc., No. 654719/2018, 2020 WL 5590259, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 33088(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Sep. 18, 2020), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff stated claims of discrimination based on religion (Judaism) and pregnancy under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. After summarizing the “black…

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In Turner v. Sheppard Grain Enterprises, LLC, No. 652509/2019, 2020 WL 3432946 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County June 23, 2020), the court dismissed plaintiff’s “Freelance Isn’t Free Act” claim because the work done was not sufficiently connected to New York City. From the decision: Because the law provides no guidance on how to assess…

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From Chong v. The City of New York, No. 161606/2018, 2020 WL 3104355, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 31827(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County June 11, 2020) (J. Bluth): A close reading of plaintiff’s amended complaint reveals that plaintiff seems to have many grievances towards his co-workers and supervisors, including a complaint that OLR’s employees…

Read More Race, National Origin Discrimination Complaint Dismissed; Non-Detailed Events That “Almost Happened” Insufficient
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In Clark v. Allen & Overy LLP, 2019 NY Slip Op 30146(U) ,Index No. 453138/2017 (Sup. Ct. NY Cty. Jan. 16, 2019) – an employment discrimination case including allegations of retaliatory discharge and sexual harassment (among many others) – the court dismissed, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s “breach of attorney client privilege” claim. Plaintiff claimed that “while working with…

Read More Court: No Cause of Action for “Breach of Attorney Client Privilege”
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In Mondesir v. North Shore-Lij Health System, 2018 WL 2722866 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. No. 150572/2017 June 6, 2018), the court dismissed plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment employment discrimination claim.[1]Plaintiff filed a Notice of Appeal on June 8, 2018. Specifically, the court rejected plaintiff’s contention that a racially hostile work environment was created by her supervisor’s reference…

Read More Court Dismisses Hostile Work Environment Claim Based on Use of the Word “Girl” Towards Black Woman
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In Pecile v. Titan Capital Group, LLC, 2018 WL 2100456 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. N.Y. Cty. Index No. 110490/2010, May 3, 2018), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiffs’ sexual harassment claims under the NYC Human Rights Law. From the decision: The Court finds that there are issues of fact with…

Read More Sexual Harassment / Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Dismissal [Pecile v. Titan Capital Group]
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From Hammond v. New York-Presbyterian Hosp./Columbia University Medical Center, 2018 WL 1448072 (N.Y.Sup.), 2018 N.Y. Slip Op. 30472(U) (NY Sup. Ct. March 20, 2018): The allegations in plaintiff’s complaint do not make out a claim for hostile work environment based on her religion under either the state or local human rights laws. Plaintiff includes only three…

Read More Religious Discrimination (Hostile Work Environment) Claim Not Stated; “Bible Ridicule” (Among Other) Allegations Insufficient
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From Morse v. Fidessa Corp., 2017 NY Slip Op 27276 (Sup. Ct. NY Cty. Aug. 8, 2017): Here, plaintiff alleges that he was told he was fired because of his perceived marriage to Wakefield and that he would be considered for future employment if he ended his marriage with Wakefield (complaint ¶¶ 42, 43; proposed amended complaint…

Read More NYCHRL Marital Status Discrimination Claim Survives Dismissal
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In McMahon v. New York Organ Donor Network, Inc., No. 156669/12, 2016 WL 1251204 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Mar. 28, 2016), the plaintiff was terminated from his position as a probationary Transplant Coordinator of the New York Organ Donor Network. Plaintiff claimed that he was fired after making complaints that defendant’s employees were procuring organs from individuals…

Read More Court Orders Discovery of Other Employees’ Personnel Records in Whistleblower Retaliation Case
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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…

Read More Median Jump to Avoid Fender-Bender Unreasonable; Emergency Doctrine Inapplicable; Pedestrian Awarded Summary Judgment on Liability in Car Accident Case
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