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On June 29, 2015, a Manhattan federal jury awarded plaintiff Hanna Bouveng $18 million in her sexual harassment lawsuit against Benjamin Wey and his company, New York Global Group. This verdict is not necessarily the end of the matter; Judge Gardephe has already set a briefing schedule for post-trial motions. Here are the verdict form…

Read More Jury Awards Hanna Bouveng $18M in Sexual Harassment Suit Against Benjamin Wey
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Here is the recently-filed complaint against NYG Capital and its CEO Benjamin Wey. Plaintiff Hanna Bouveng alleges, among other things, that she “was repeatedly and consistently subjected to unsolicited sexual propositions and sexual commands, as well as sexual gropings, molestations, assault and battery, as well as stalking.”

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In Tulino v. City of New York, 15-cv-7106 (JSR), 2019 WL 3810975 (S.D.N.Y. 2019) – an employment discrimination / hostile work environment case – a jury awarded plaintiff damages for emotional distress in the amounts of $1.5 million for her hostile work environment claim, and $500,000 for her retaliation claim. The court, employing the procedural…

Read More Court Remits $2M Hostile Work Environment / Retaliation Verdict to $1.25M
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In Duarte v. St. Barnabas Hospital, 15-CV-6824, 2018 WL 4440501 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 17, 2018) – a disability discrimination case – the court held, inter alia, that a jury award of $624,000 for compensatory/emotional distress damages was too high, and that $125,000 was more appropriate. To do this, the court employed the procedural mechanism of “remittitur.” After explaining…

Read More Court Explains Remittitur of $624,000 Emotional Distress Damages Award to $125,000 in Disability Discrimination Case
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In Bouveng v. NYG Capital LLC et al, No. 14 CIV. 5474 (PGG), 2016 WL 1312139 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 31, 2016), Judge Gardephe – in a lengthy and thoughtful opinion – ruled on defendants’ post-trial motions following a jury’s verdict in favor of, and considerable award to, Hanna Bouveng in her sexual harassment lawsuit against various…

Read More SDNY Upholds Jury Verdict on Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment Claims Against Benjamin Wey et al
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Here are recently-filed papers – including the supporting Affirmation, Opposition, and Reply (without exhibits) – relating to plaintiff Hanna Bouveng’s request for a temporary restraining order and/or preliminary injunction preventing defendant Benjamin Wey from intimidating and harassing plaintiff and her family, friends, colleagues, and business acquaintances. In this sexual harassment lawsuit, plaintiff alleges that while employed…

Read More Sexual Harassment Plaintiff Alleges Witness Intimidation and Post-Termination Harassment by Alleged Harasser Benjamin Wey
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