Complaints

Below and here is the complaint filed in New York state court on Wednesday by yoga instructor Dilek Edwards against Charles V. Nicolai and Stephanie Adams. Plaintiff alleges that defendants fired plaintiff, allegedly because Ms. Adams was jealous of plaintiff’s working relationship with her husband (Nicolai). It also alleges that, as a result of a complaint…

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This week, “Treme” and “Finding Forrester” actor Rob Brown filed two class action lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Both lawsuits – one against Macy’s (13-cv-8092) and the other against the City of New York (13-cv-8094) – arise from his alleged unlawful detention for credit card fraud on June 8, 2013…

Read More Actor Rob Brown’s “Shop and Frisk” Lawsuits Against Macy’s and the City of New York

Below and here is the complaint recently filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York by sewer maintenance worker Lisa Sprada against her employer, the Town of Cheektowaga. (News coverage here and here.) The case is captioned Sprada v. Town of Cheektowaga, WDNY 13-00985. Plaintiff alleges that upon transferring into her…

Read More Female Sewer Maintenance Worker’s Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Here is the race and national origin discrimination lawsuit filed on November 6, 2013 by Moselle Blanco against Alexander McQueen Trading Ltd., Max Cantey, and Monique Hagan. Plaintiff alleges, for example, that her co-worker Max Cantey subjected her to racially derogatory remarks (such as calling her “taco smoke” and “burrito face” and saying that she “had…

Read More Race and National Origin Discrimination Lawsuit Against Alexander McQueen Trading Ltd.

In a lawsuit captioned Mercado v. Dr. Gabriela Ana Olaru (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Index No. 160167/2013), plaintiff Jennifer E. Mercado alleges that her employer discriminated against her because of pregnancy-related work absences and lateness. From the complaint: Ms. Mercado found out that she was pregnant in or around April of 2011 and informed her employer shortly thereafter.…

Read More Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit Against OB-GYN

Here is the complaint in Terry v. Red Bull North America, Inc., which was filed in New York State Court in Brooklyn on October 24, 2013.  The lawsuit seeks damages arising from the death of Cory Terry, which was allegedly caused by his ingestion of Red Bull. According to the complaint: On or about the evening of…

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Below and here is the sexual harassment lawsuit filed by Sherina Thomas against EONY and EONY’s owner David Shavolian in the Supreme Court of New York (Index No. 158961/2013). Plaintiff alleges, among other things, that defendant Shavolian forced plaintiff to show him her breasts and proceeded to “fondl[e]” and “jiggl[e]” them; asked her whether she “shave[s]…

Read More Sexual Harassment Complaint Alleges Supervisor Made Sexually Explicit Remarks and Forced Plaintiff to Watch Him Urinate

Below and here is the complaint, captioned Pino v. Brooks Brothers Group, Inc. et al., 13-CV-5022, filed by a female factory worker against Brooks Brothers and related entities in the Eastern District of New York. Plaintiff asserts claims of gender discrimination, race discrimination, national origin discrimination, and retaliation. Among other things, plaintiff alleges that her supervisor and…

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Below is the complaint recently filed by plaintiff John Gorman against Coviden Sales, LLC and Dale Kelly. Plaintiff alleges that he was treated unfairly and subjected to discrimination based on his disability, namely, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Specifically, plaintiff claims that after telling defendant Kelly that he is a Navy Veteran who served in Operation Desert Storm and…

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Below is the complaint filed by Ron Chalhon against Leg Avenue, Inc., Leg Avenue’s Creative Director Melody Tsai, and Leg Avenue’s Chief Marketing Officer Amy Tsai. In it he alleges discriminatory termination based on his Jewish religious beliefs and hostile work environment based on his religious beliefs and ethnicity, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act…

Read More Discrimination Lawsuit Alleges Anti-Jewish Bias Against Leg Avenue and Owners