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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 […]

From Rodriguez v. Zee Brothers, Inc., 2017 WL 2290208 (NY Sup. Ct. Bx Cty. No. 21149/2015E April 20, 2017): In this case, Defendants argue that the sexual harassment cause of action must be dismissed because there is simply no evidence of such harassment. Defendants assert “Plaintiff’s claims do not make clear whether she is proceeding […]

A recent case, Jaquez v. Lind-Ric Hous. Co., 48 Misc. 3d 1204(A), 17 N.Y.S.3d 383 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. June 19, 2015), illustrates the difficulties faced by plaintiffs in slip-and-fall cases, particularly those where the alleged defective condition is not a structural defect or a transitory condition (water, debris, etc) but rather the nature of the […]

In a recent lawsuit filed in Bronx Supreme Court, captioned Guzman et al v. Food 2 Lex LLC d/b/a Maialino Restaurant (Index # 25827/2015E), two workers at Danny Meyer’s Gramercy Park restaurant Maialino allege that they were terminated and denied reasonable accommodations (including unpaid leave) because of their pregnancy/pregnancy-related illnesses, in violation of the New York […]

In a lawsuit filed in NY Supreme Court, Bronx County on 8/18/15 (Index # 24576/2015E), plaintiff Denicia Macklin asserts that she was subjected to discrimination and harassment/hostile work environment due to her race (African American) and sexual orientation (homosexual).    

A recent decision, Martinez v. Lincoln Center (Sup. Ct. Bx. Cty. Apr. 8, 2015), illustrates that attorneys who engage in obstructionist conduct at depositions do so at their peril. In this personal injury action, plaintiff, a laborer, was injured when he slipped and fell on debris in an underground garage at Lincoln Center. The court granted […]

Well, that didn’t take long. Barely two weeks after the March 26, 2015 East Village explosion that leveled several buildings on Second Avenue, the first (to my knowledge) lawsuit arising out of the incident has been filed. The lawsuit, captioned Bauermeister et al v. Con Edison et al (Bx. Supreme Ct. # 21868/2015E), was filed initially in […]

In Negroni v. Langsam Prop. Servs. Corp. (App. Div. 1st Dept. Jan. 29, 2015), the court affirmed the denial of defendants’ motion for summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s complaint. In this personal injury (premises liability) case, plaintiff alleged that she was injured when the kitchen ceiling in her apartment collapsed. Defendants were not entitled to summary […]

Here is the complaint filed on July 30th in Bronx Supreme Court by alleged “rape cop” Kenneth Moreno against various parties, including the woman he was accused (but acquitted) of raping, the City of New York, and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance. According to a Reuters article on the suit, plaintiff “claims that city prosecutors ignored credibility […]

Here is the complaint recently filed in the New York Supreme Court, Bronx County, by Ajanaffy Njewadda and her husband against various defendants, including Showtime Networks and the New York City Transit, the Metropolitan Transit Authority. In sum, she claims that she was caused to fall and sustain injuries after being shocked by a stair-spanning advertisement (stairvertisement?), […]