Sexual Assault

On November 16, 2021, Congress held a hearing at which several victims of sexual harassment/assault – including actor Eliza Dushku – testified about their negative experiences with forced arbitration. Their stories are horrific; their bravery admirable. While New York has enacted legislation (Section 7515 of the Civil Practice Law & Rules) to curb forced arbitration…

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In November 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law an update to New York’s anti-SLAPP law that expands the rights and protections of defendants in lawsuits based on their right to free speech. “SLAPP” is an acronym for “Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation.” While New York had an anti-SLAPP law on the books for…

Read More Court Applies NY’s Recently-Enhanced Anti-SLAPP Law to Dismiss Defamation Claim Asserted By Queens Doctor
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In a lawsuit filed on Oct. 3, 2016, captioned Jane Doe v. Donald J. Trump and Jeffrey E. Epstein, SDNY 16-cv-7673, plaintiff alleges, among other things: 10. Defendant [Donald J.] Trump initiated sexual contact with Plaintiff at four different parties. On the fourth and final sexual encounter with Defendant Trump, Defendant Trump tied Plaintiff to a…

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