In Montgomery v ELRAC, Enterprise Holdings, No. 15181, 2021-03162, 25814/16E, 2022 N.Y. Slip Op. 00508, 2022 WL 243072 (NY App. Div. 1 Dept. Jan. 27, 2022), an employment discrimination action, the court affirmed the lower court’s order granting defendants’ motion to change venue from Bronx County to New York County (Manhattan). When plaintiff commenced this…

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From DeBello v. VolumeCocomo Apparel, Inc., 2017 WL 6616704, at *3 (C.A.2 (N.Y.), 2017): We conclude … that in the circumstances here, DeBello’s public policy argument does not overcome the presumption that “a valid forum-selection clause [should be] given controlling weight in all but the most exceptional cases.” Atl. Marine, 134 S.Ct. at 581 (alteration in…

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In Hernandez v. Encuentro Restaurant, 2018 WL 343905 (N.Y.Sup. Ct. Index 153385/2017, Jan. 9, 2018) – a sexual harassment, hostile work environment, and employment discrimination case – the court denied defendants’ motion to dismiss on the grounds of failure to state a claim, “forum non conveniens”, and improper venue. Failure to State a Claim Initially,…

Read More Sexual Harassment Case Survives Dismissal on Venue, Forum Non Conveniens Grounds
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