Judge: Lorna G. Schofield

In Bell v. SL Green Realty Corp., 19 Civ. 8153 (LGS), 2022 WL 2819054 (S.D.N.Y. July 19, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s claim of race-based discriminatory termination asserted under 42 U.S.C. § 1981. As to that claim, the court applied the well-known 3-step burden-shifting framework, derived from…

Read More Section 1981 Race Discrimination Claim, Asserted by HIspanic Plaintiff, Survives Summary Judgment Against SL Green Realty Corp.
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In Ilana Gamza-Machado de Souza v. Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. et al, 21 Civ. 5553 (LGS), 2022 WL 2047580 (S.D.N.Y. June 7, 2022), the court held that plaintiff, a Jewish woman, plausibly alleged retaliation claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and…

Read More Jewish Woman Sufficiently Alleges Retaliation Against Planned Parenthood
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In Bautista v. Chanel, Inc., 20 Civ. 4676, 2022 WL 374496 (SDNY Feb. 8, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claims of race and national origin discrimination asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York City Human Rights Law. The court…

Read More Race, National Origin Discrimination Claims Against Chanel Survive Summary Judgment; Evidence Included Derogatory Comments About Speaking Spanish
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In Corradino v. Liquidnet Holdings Inc. & Seth Merrin, 19 Civ. 10434, 2021 WL 2853362 (S.D.N.Y. July 8, 2021) (J. Schofield), the court, inter alia, held that the plaintiff sufficiently alleged retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human…

Read More Retaliation Claims, Arising From Sexual Harassment Complaint, Sufficiently Alleged Against Liquidnet Holdings, Court Holds
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In Corradino v. Liquidnet Holdings Inc. & Seth Merrin, 19 Civ. 10434, 2021 WL 2853362 (S.D.N.Y. July 8, 2021) (J. Schofield), the court, inter alia, held that the plaintiff sufficiently alleged “hostile work environment” sexual harassment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York…

Read More Sexual Harassment / Hostile Work Environment Sufficiently Alleged Against Liquidnet Holdings, Court Holds
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In Bell v. SL Green Realty Corp. et al, 19 Civ. 8153, 2021 WL 516575 (SDNY Feb. 11, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s race discrimination claim asserted under 42 U.S.C. § 1981. From the decision: The Complaint alleges that Plaintiff is Hispanic. “[T]he existence of a Hispanic ‘race’ has…

Read More Race Discrimination Claim Sufficiently Alleged Against SL Green Realty Corp.
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In Thompson v. Corizon Health, Inc., et al, 18 Civ. 7139, 2021 WL 105767 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 12, 2021), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff presented enough facts to survive summary judgment on her sexual harassment claim under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: The parties do not dispute that Plaintiffs…

Read More Sexual Harassment Case, Arising From Inmate Harassment, Survives Summary Judgment
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In Tuan v. Flatrate Moving Network LLC, 2020 WL 4606318 (SDNY August 11, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The court summarized the law as follows: To establish a hostile work environment under Title VII … a plaintiff must…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; Conduct, Including “Sarcastic” and “Belittling” Remarks, Was Sporadic
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A recent decision, Hager v. Steele, 2020 WL 4345735 (S.D.N.Y. July 29, 2020), provides a neat refresher of Civil Procedure basics, and could easily form the basis for a first-year law school exam – or even a Bar Exam (‘Tis the season) – question. Plaintiff initially filed the action in state court – alleging, inter…

Read More Age Discrimination Case Will Remain in Federal Court; Motion to Remand Denied
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