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In Tse v. New York University, No. 10-CV-7207 (DAB), 2016 WL 3281045 (S.D.N.Y. June 6, 2016), the court, per SDNY Judge Batts, held that plaintiff’s receipt of long-term disability and social security disability insurance benefits did not preclude her from receiving back pay or front pay as a matter of law, and that those benefits should…

Read More SDNY Holds That Lost Wages Were Not Precluded, and Should Not Be Offset, by Disability Benefits
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A recent Southern District decision, Villar v. City of New York, No. 09-CV-7400 DAB, 2015 WL 5707125 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 29, 2015), illustrates how a plaintiff can overcome summary judgment on a gender discrimination claim by demonstrating that a defendant’s proffered legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason for the discriminatory act is a “pretext” for discrimination. Plaitniff, a Hispanic…

Read More Wrongful Termination Gender Discrimination Claim Against NYPD Survives Summary Judgment
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In a recently-filed lawsuit, plaintiff Katharina Roelcke alleges, among other things, gender discrimination and sexual harassment against her employers Zip Aviation, Manhattan Helicopter Services, and its president/owner Itai Shoshani. Plaintiff alleges, among other things, that in connection with her employment “she was nothing more than Defendant’s slave while he used work pay and citizenship as carrots…

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In Sacks v. Gandhi Engineering, the Southern District of New York adopted a Report and Recommendation that defendant’s motion for summary judgment for disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act be denied (but that defendant’s motion as to plaintiff’s age and religious discrimination claims be granted). Plaintiff worked for defendant as a Senior Inspector…

Read More Plaintiff Presented Enough Evidence to Overcome Summary Judgment on His “Perceived Disability” Discrimination Claim
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In Mobley v. Madison Square Garden LP et al, 11-cv-8290 (SDNY March 15, 2013) (J. Batts), the Southern District of New York held that pro basketball player Cuttino Mobley plausibly stated disability discrimination claims under the New York State Human Rights Law and New York City Human Rights Law against various Madison Square Garden entities.  …

Read More Cuttino Mobley’s Disability Discrimination Claims Survive
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