Lawsuits

In a recent lawsuit, captioned Federal Insurance Company et al v. Harvey Weinstein, NY Sup. Ct. Index No. 650952/2018 (Feb. 28, 2018), various insurance companies seek a Declaratory Judgment “that certain insurance policies it issued to Named Insured Harvey Weinstein do not provide coverage for defense or indemnity for … eleven sexual assault and sexual…

Read More Lawsuit Seeks to Avoid Insuring Harvey Weinstein re: Sexual Harassment Lawsuits

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…

Read More Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against Point72 Asset Management, Steven Cohen

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,…

Read More Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Harvey Weinstein

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.

Read More Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Includes Reference to Sexually-Explicit Gingerbread House

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…

Read More Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Lawsuit Against New York State, Governor Cuomo, William Hoyt, et al

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…

Read More Race Discrimination Lawsuit Against Goldman Sachs