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In Dollinger v. New York State Insurance Fund, 2018 WL 832904 (2d Cir. Feb. 13, 2018) (Summary Order), the Second Circuit, inter alia, affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act. From the Order: The District Court also correctly dismissed Dollinger’s ADA hostile-work-environment claim. We have not yet […]

In Reiter v. Maxi-Aids, Inc., 14-cv-3712, 2018 WL 557864 (E.D.N.Y. Jan. 19, 2018), the court (inter alia) upheld a jury’s determination that plaintiff was subject to “associational discrimination” under the Americans with Disabilities Act. In sum, defendant’s principal (Zaretsky) terminated plaintiff shortly after plaintiff advised Zaretsky about an issue concerning his daughter, Bailey, who suffered […]

In Makinen v. City of New York, 2018 WL 546409 (2d Cir. Jan. 25, 2018) (Summary Order), the Second Circuit, inter alia, affirmed the dismissal of plaintiffs’ constructive discharge claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the New York State Human Rights Law. In sum, plaintiffs (city police officers) alleged that they suffered discrimination […]

In Watson v. Emblem Health Servs., 2018 NY Slip Op 00123 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Jan. 9, 2018), the court reversed a lower court’s decision granting defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s disability discrimination claim under the New York City Human Rights Law. In sum, plaintiff’s claims arose from defendant’s refusal to reinstate plaintiff and […]

From SHANEIS MARDIA GARCIA, Plaintiff, v. KINGS COUNTY HOSPITAL CENTER and MELISSA WALTERS, Defendants., 2018 WL 389212, at *6 (S.D.N.Y., 2018): Plaintiff’s discrimination claim arising from Walters’ conduct fails because she does not allege that Walters was motivated in any way by her schizophrenia. Throughout her complaint and opposition memorandum, Plaintiff describes numerous times when Walters […]

In Murray v. Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York et al, 16-cv-662, 2018 WL 264112 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 2, 2018), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s claim that he was discriminated against based on his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).[1]The court also dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment and […]

In Carvalho v. Associated Brands Inc., No. 17-622-cv, 2017 WL 6616707 (2d Cir. Dec. 28, 2017) (Summary Order), the court, inter alia, affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s denial-of-promotion claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As to that claim, plaintiff argued that the defendant discriminated against him based on his anxiety disorder by denying […]

In DeMarzo v. Urban Dove, Inc., 2017 NY Slip Op 32612(U) (NY Sup. Ct. Kings Cty., 500466/13, Nov. 21, 2017), the court denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s disability discrimination and retaliation claims under the NYS and NYC Human Rights Laws on the ground that plaintiff failed to file a Notice of Claim. The governing statute, Education […]

In Davis v. NYC Dept. of Corrections, 2017 WL 5634123 (E.D.N.Y. Nov. 22, 2017), the court dismissed plaintiff’s employment discrimination claims under, inter alia, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Plaintiff, a corrections officer, alleged that he was subject to discrimination based on his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The court provides the following summary of the […]

From Davis v. NYC Dept. of Corrections et al, 17-cv-3863, 2017 WL 5634123 (E.D.N.Y. Nov. 22, 2017): Plaintiff fails to state a claim under the ADA. “[T]he [C]omplaint alleges no facts indicating that [Plaintiff’s] PTSD … impaired any life activities,” Soules v. Town of Oxford, 669 F. App’x 54, 56 (2d Cir. 2016), nor does […]