Lawsuits

Here is the recent lawsuit, captioned Graham Chase Robinson v. Robert De Niro and Canal Productions, Inc., SDNY, 19-cv-09156 (filed October 3, 2019), in which the plaintiff – a former executive assistant to Robert De Niro – asserts claims of gender discrimination and wage/hour violations against the legendary actor and what the complaint characterizes as…

Read More Gender Discrimination & Wage Violation Lawsuit Against Robert De Niro

In a recently-filed lawsuit – captioned Leibowitz v. New York County Lawyers Association et al, NY Sup. Ct. Kings Cty. Index No. 517381/2019 (filed Aug. 7, 2019) – plaintiff alleges that the New York County Lawyers Association (and other individually-named defendants) discriminated against her because of her gender/pregnancy and retaliated against her. Plaintiff alleges, inter…

Read More Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit Against the NY County Lawyers Association

In a recent New York State Court filing, petitioner Andrea Tantaros – in the matter of Tantaros v. Fox News Channel, LLC et al, Index No. 156936/2019 – seeks a Temporary Restraining Order precluding Respondents from continuing to arbitrate Petitioner’s sexual harassment allegations, to grant her request for a preliminary and permanent injunction staying the…

Read More Andrea Tantaros Attempts to Utilize NY’s New Anti-Arbitration Law in New Filing

The noose is one of the most stark symbols of racism, conjuring up the ugly specter of one of the darkest (and, apparently, continuing) chapters of American history. In a recently-filed lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, captioned Curtis Anthony v. The Boeing Company, 2:19-cv-01656-DCN-BM, the plaintiff alleges, among…

Read More Race Discrimination Lawsuit Against Boeing Includes Allegation Involving Noose

In a recently-filed complaint – captioned Stover v. Amazon.com, LLC et al, 19-cv-00054 (E.D.Ky Feb. 15, 2019) – the plaintiff alleges that the defendants subjected him to discrimination based on his disability (Chron’s disease). Plaintiff claims, specifically, that defendants terminated him because of “time theft” due to “excessive bathroom breaks” – which, he contends, were…

Read More Disability Discrimination Lawsuit Against Amazon

President Trump attracts lawsuits like a magnet attracts iron filings. In a lawsuit filed November 13, 2018 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Circuit, captioned Cable News Network, Inc. et al v. Donald J. Trump et al (U.S. Dist. Ct. D.C. Cir. filed Nov. 13, 2018), plaintiffs CNN and Jim Acosta accuse…

Read More CNN & Jim Acosta File First Amendment-Based Lawsuit Against Trump et al

In a recently-filed lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission asserts that a well-known restaurant, Christini’s, created, permitted, and encouraged a sex-based hostile work environment for a female bartender – including that the owner propositioned her for dates, subjected to sexual innuendo, and told to dress “sexy” and “date ready” – and then terminated her…

Read More EEOC Sues Christini’s Ristorante Italiano for Gender Discrimination