Judge: David B. Cohen

In Minor v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc., No. 152483/2022, 2022 WL 4552071 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Sep. 29, 2022), the court dismissed – for lack of subject matter jurisdiction – plaintiff’s claims of sexual orientation and gender discrimination asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law. The court explained: Even accepting the…

Read More NYC Human Rights Law Sexual Orientation, Gender Discrimination Claims Dismissed; “Tangential Connections” to NYC Insufficient to Confer Subject Matter Jurisdiction
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In Jaiteh v. Whole Foods Market Group, Inc., No. 154251/2021, 2022 WL 2191385 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County June 17, 2022) the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s race discrimination claims, asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws, against defendant Whole Foods Market Group. Here are the facts, as summarized by…

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In Tarantul v. New York City Health and Hospitals Corp., No. 159425/2020, 2022 WL 159587 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Jan. 18, 2022), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim that defendant failed to engage in a cooperative dialogue, pertaining to an alleged disability, in violation of the New York City Human…

Read More Failure to Plead “Disability” Dooms “Cooperative Dialogue” Claim Under NYC Human Rights Law
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In Tarantul v. New York City Health and Hospitals Corp., No. 159425/2020, 2022 WL 159587 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Jan. 18, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s retaliation claim, asserted under New York City Human Rights Law (N.Y.C. Admin. Code § 8-107(7), finding that such claim was sufficiently alleged. (The court…

Read More Retaliation Claim, Arising From Complaint of Caregiver-Status Discrimination, Sufficiently Alleged Against NYC Health & Hospitals Corp.
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In Tarantul v. New York City Health and Hospitals Corp., No. 159425/2020, 2022 WL 159587 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Jan. 18, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s “caregiver status” discrimination claim asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law, finding that such claim was sufficiently alleged. (The…

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In Guida v. Uber Technologies, Inc., No. 152107/2020, 2021 WL 781340, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 30573(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Mar. 01, 2021), the court dismissed plaintiff’s claims for negligent hiring, supervision, and/or retention – based on plaintiffs’ allegation that that they were harassed and sexually assaulted by the defendant Jianmin Xu, an…

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In Di Mauro v. Equinox Holdings, Inc., No. 162189/2019, 2021 WL 698917, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 30498(U), 2–3 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Feb. 22, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s claims of public accommodation discrimination against Equinox Holdings. The court summarized the facts as follows: This action arises out of an altercation…

Read More Court Dismisses Gym Member’s Public Accommodation Sexual Harassment Claim Against Equinox
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In Black v. ESPN, Inc. et al, No. 155236/2020, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 50118(U), 2021 WL 668760 (Sup Ct NY Cty, Feb. 19, 2021), the court denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s disability discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation claims asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. In sum, plaintiff, a…

Read More Disability Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, & Retaliation Claims Sufficiently Alleged Against ESPN et al
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In Acosta v. CKR Law LLP et al, No. 156323/2019, 2021 WL 465977 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Feb. 09, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s CPLR 3211(a)(7) motion to dismiss plaintiff’s sexual orientation discrimination/hostile work environment claim asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: A central argument…

Read More Sexual Orientation Discrimination/Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Dismissal Under the NYC Human Rights Law
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