Negligent Hiring/Supervision

In Arrin C. v. New York City Department of Education (decided June 10, 2014) the Appellate Division, First Department affirmed the trial court’s conditional reduction of a multi-million dollar jury award. Plaintiff, an autistic 11-year old student, sustained injuries to his mouth – including one of his teeth being knocked out and another being knocked into his…

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Below is the lawsuit, captioned Myrella Ikeda v. J. Sisters 57, Inc. et al., 14-cv-3570, recently filed in the Southern District of New York. According to the complaint: [Plaintiff] visited J. Sisters with a prominent Brazilian hairdresser and television and magazine reporter as part of a photo-shoot for a well known Brazilian fashion magazine. [Plaintiff] arrived…

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Below is the New York State Court complaint alleging sexual assault by a massage patron, as reported in today’s New York Post. Specifically, plaintiff Lauren Leakey claims that, during a massage while at the Setai Spa and Club‘s Wall Street location in April 2013, she was sexually assaulted by Setai employee Jason Turner. In particular, plaintiff alleges (among…

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Timoshenko v. Airport Auto Group et al., 2011 NY Slip Op 51492(U) (N.Y. Sup. Richmond Cty. August 5, 2011): Defendant Airport Auto Group, Inc.’s employee shot NYPD officer Timoshenko after being stopped in a BMW owned by defendant.  Plaintiffs, the slain officer’s parents, sued Airport Auto Group and its president individually, on a “negligent hiring” theory. …

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