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In Grant v. County of Erie (Summary Order), the Second Circuit vacated the dismissal, under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6), of plaintiff’s disability discrimination claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Ordinarily, when reviewing the facial sufficiency of a federal court complaint to determine whether it states a claim, a trial court must accept…

Read More Plaintiff Sufficiently Alleged Disability Discrimination; Allegations Regarding Qualification to Perform Job Were Not Contradictory
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Recently, in Ciaravino v. City of New York (a trip-and-fall case), the Appellate Division, First Department reversed summary judgment for defendant and granted plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment. Plaintiff alleged that she was injured when she tripped and fell after she stepped into a depression in the street near a subway exit in Union Square Park.…

Read More Trip/Fall Suit Continues, Despite Incorrect Identification in Notice of Claim of Location of Accident
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In Garrett v. City of New York, the New York Supreme Court (NY County) recently granted defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s disability discrimination claims under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. This case illustrates the extent to which illness-related absences from work may constitute a “reasonable accommodation”. Plaintiff alleged that…

Read More Absences and Failure to File Notice of Claim Doom Disability Discrimination Suit Against City of New York
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