Statute of Limitations

In Carrington v. New York State Off. for People With Dev. Disabilities, 2019 NY Slip Op 01887 (App. Div. 4th Dept. March 15, 2019), an employment discrimination case, the court affirmed the lower court’s order granting defendant’s pre-answer motion to dismiss plaintiff’s complaint – alleging discrimination based on prior criminal conviction in violation of the…

Read More Criminal Conviction Discrimination Case Properly Dismissed as Untimely, Court Holds

In Akinde v. New York City Health & Hosps. Corp., 2019 NY Slip Op 01493 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Feb. 28, 2019), the court unanimously affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s discrimination and hostile work environment claims on statute-of-limitations grounds, and of plaintiff’s retaliation claim on the merits. As to the former, the court explained: Plaintiff’s…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissal, on Statute of Limitations Grounds, Affirmed

On February 14, 2019, New York Governor Cuomo signed the “Child Victims Act,” powerful and important legislation which strengthens the rights of those victimized by child abusers. The legislation: Increases the amount of time during which perpetrators of these crimes may be held criminally accountable; Allows victims of these crimes to commence a civil lawsuit…

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In Peckham v. Island Park Union Free School District, 2018 WL 6332441 (App. Div. 2nd Dept. Dec. 5, 2018), the Second Department reversed the lower court’s denial of defendant’s motion for summary judgment, and held that plaintiff’s complaint – alleging age and sexual orientation discrimination under the New York State Human Rights Law – should…

Read More Age, Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claims Should Have Been Dismissed as Time-Barred, Second Department Holds

In Matter of 130-10 Food Corp. v. New York State Div. of Human Rights, 2018 NY Slip Op 08123 (App. Div. 2nd Dept. Nov. 28, 2018), the court held that employment (disability) discrimination claim should be dismissed on statute-of-limitations grounds. The court explained: “Pursuant to Executive Law § 297(5), a complainant seeking redress under the [New…

Read More Disability Discrimination Claim Dismissed Against One Respondent as Time Barred; “Relation Back” Doctrine Inapplicable

In Stagnitta v. Ambrosino, 2018 NY Slip Op 08053 (App. Div. 2nd Dept. Nov. 21, 2018), the court held that “[t]he alleged sexualization of a physician-patient relationship generally sounds in medical malpractice … since the injuries incurred are not separate and distinct from the damages incurred for medical malpractice[.]” Here are the facts of this case,…

Read More Claim Based on Improper Sexual Conduct by Psychiatrist Subject to Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations

From Perez v. Mason Tenders District Council, 17-3896 (2d Circuit Nov. 21, 2018) (Summary Order): Perez concedes in her opening brief, as she did before the district court, that her complaint was filed outside the 90-day window she had from receiving the EEOC’s rightto-sue letter to bring her claim. Nevertheless, she maintains that the limitations…

Read More ADA Disability Discrimination Claim Properly Dismissed as Filed Beyond the 90-Day EEOC Notice

In Vitti v Macy’s Inc., No. 152875/2018, 2018 WL 5787308, 2018 N.Y. Slip Op. 32809(U) (Sup Ct, New York County Nov. 05, 2018), the court granted defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims for disability discrimination and retaliation under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. This case was not decided based on the merits,…

Read More Disability Discrimination & Retaliation Claims Dismissed on “Procedural” Grounds

In Pothen v. StonyBrook University, 2018 WL 3954148 (E.D.N.Y. Aug. 15, 2018), the court adopted a Report and Recommendation (R&R) that plaintiff’s discrimination and retaliation claims be dismissed. In doing so, the court discussed the so-called “continuing violation” doctrine. From the decision: the Court agrees with the R&R’s conclusion that plaintiff’s claims based on separate,…

Read More Absent Evidence of “Practice or Policy” of Discrimination, Court Declines to Apply “Disfavored” Continuing Violations Doctirine “Continuing Violation” Doctrine Held Inapplicable

In Krause v. Kelehan, 17-CV-1045, 2018 WL 2021484 (N.D.N.Y. April 26, 2018), the court – applying the “continuing violation doctrine” – held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged a timely hostile work environment claim against the defendants.[1]The court also held, inter alia, that plaintiff’s discrimination claims survive dismissal. From the decision: Like Plaintiff’s discrimination claim, her hostile…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Dismissal; Court Applies the “Continuing Violations Doctrine”