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Below is a copy of the federal court complaint, captioned Avery v. Le Bernardin, Inc. et al, SDNY 18-cv-00626 (filed Jan. 24, 2018), against restaurant Le Bernardin, Inc., Maguy Le Coze, and Eric Ripert. The complaint alleges, inter alia, that defendant failed to pay plaintiff lawful wages; that “Women at Le Bernardin are sexually harassed, […]

In a recently-filed lawsuit, captioned Lauren Bonner v. Point72 Asset Management, L.P., Steven A. Cohen, et al (SDNY 18-cv-1233 filed 2/12/18), plaintiff asserts, among other things, that defendant engaged in gender discrimination by, e.g., holding “no girls allowed” meetings and paying female employees “substantially less than their male counterparts.” She also alleges that the President […]

In a new lawsuit, captioned Rehal v. Harvey Weinstein et al, SDNY 18-cv-00674 (filed January 25, 2018), plaintiff (Harvey Weinstein’s personal assistant) asserts, inter alia, that she “was forced to work in a pervasive and severe sexually hostile work environment at The Weinstein Company LLC and The Weinstein Company Holdings LLC[], defined by endless offensive, […]

In a recently-filed sexual harassment lawsuit, plaintiffs – both EMTs – assert claims of, inter alia, harassment and retraction for complaining about it. The lawsuit (filed in the Eastern District of New York on January 16, 2018) is captioned Ruiz et al v. Bay Shore Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance, Inc. et al., 18-cv-00280.

On November 18, 2017, a plaintiff filed a lawsuit (captioned Cater v. State of New York et al (SDNY 17-cv-9032 Nov. 18, 2017)) against the State of New York, the Empire State Development Corporation, Governor Andrew Cuomo, and William Ballard Hoyt a/k/a Samuel B. Hoyt, III. In it, plaintiff alleges, inter alia, that “Defendant Hoyt engaged in […]

In a recent complaint filed in Manhattan federal court, captioned Allen v. Goldman Sachs, SDNY 17-cv-6195 (filed 8/16/17), plaintiff Rebecca Allen – a member of Goldman’s Private Wealth Management Division – alleges (inter alia) that “[a]s a result of [a] pattern and practice of discriminatory conduct, the few Black employees at the Bank are marginalized and […]

Below is the complaint, captioned Lewis v. Sahara Plaza LLC d/b/a The Plaza Hotel et al (NY Sup. Ct. Bx Cty Index 27324 Aug. 8, 2017), in which several plaintiffs allege that they were subjected to sexual harassment while working for the defendant. Plaintiffs allege, among other things, that “many of its female employees are […]

In a lawsuit filed yesterday (Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University v. Donald J. Trump, SDNY 17-cv-5205), plaintiffs seek to declare as unconstitutional – as violating the First Amendment – defendant Trump’s practice of “blocking” users from his Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump. The complaint contains a single cause of action, which alleges: 79. Defendants’ blocking […]