Judge Edmead

In Turner v. Manhattan Bowery Mgmt. Corp., 49 Misc. 3d 1220(A) (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2015), the court held that plaintiff (an African American maintenance worker) presented sufficient evidence to overcome summary judgment on his race discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation claims. As to his hostile work environment claim, the court held: [P]laintiff presented sufficient…

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In Hefti v. Brand Union, Inc. (a wrongful termination lawsuit), decided July 2, 2014, the New York Supreme Court denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s complaint for failure to state a claim. Plaintiff alleged that she was subjected to discrimination based on her disability¬†(clinical depression and bipolar disorder), including by forcing her to disclosing personal…

Read More Court Rejects Defendant’s Reliance on “After-Acquired Evidence” Doctrine

In Waters v. Town Sports Intl. Holdings, Inc., a Manhattan trial court held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged various claims arising from an incident in which he was essentially terrorized – he claims based on his sexual orientation – while patronizing a New York Sports Club. The facts, in part: On December 30, 2013, plaintiff, a…

Read More Gay Man States Public Accommodation (Sexual Orientation) Discrimination and Other Claims Against New York Sports Club