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In Castillo v. Slupecki, 2019 NY Slip Op 29033 (Sup. Ct. Bronx Cty. Feb. 8, 2019), the court held (upon reargument) that plaintiff – who seeks damages for injuries sustained as a result of a “pedestrian-knockdown” car accident – was free from comparative fault as a matter of law. The court had previously granted plaintiff summary judgment…

Read More Pedestrian Knockdown Plaintiff Was Free From Comparative Fault as a Matter of Law, Court Holds

In a recent case, Aguilar v. Struhl-Nasjletti, 2018 NY Slip Op 32410(U) (NY Sup. Ct. Bx. Cty Index 0023250/2016 May 18, 2018), the court held, inter alia, that plaintiff guidance counselor sufficiently alleged a retaliation claim under the New York City Human Rights Law. In sum, plaintiff alleged that after filing a lawsuit in 2012 accusing…

Read More Retaliation Claim Sufficiently Alleged Against Principal Under the NYC Human Rights Law

Here is yet another reason why accident victims should refrain from using social media after they are in an accident. In Smith v. Brown, 2018 NY Slip Op 28299 (Sup. Ct. Bx. Cty. Sept. 27, 2018), a personal injury case involving a motor vehicle accident, the court held that plaintiff was required to respond to requests…

Read More Car Accident Plaintiff Must Respond to Requests for Admission Regarding Instagram “Selfies,” Court Rules

In Romero v. City of New York, 2018 NY Slip Op 28108, 2018 WL 1746395 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Bronx Cty. Index No. 23064/2017E, April 3, 2018), a race discrimination case asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law, the court held that the transfer of venue from Bronx County to Kings County pursuant to…

Read More Race Discrimination Case Transferred to Brooklyn, Where Only Non-Time-Barred Conduct “Arose” [Romero v. City of New York]

In Santana et al v. G.E.M. Medical Management (NY Sup. Ct. Bx. Cty 0305261/2008 Oct. 20, 2017), the court (inter alia) denied defendant’s motion, under CPLR 4404(a), to set aside a jury verdict in favor of plaintiffs on their claims of gender/pregnancy discrimination. The court noted that “[t]he jury’s determination is supported by evidence presented…

Read More Court Upholds Plaintiff Jury Verdict in Gender/Pregnancy Discrimination Case

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…

Read More Sexual Harassment (Hostile Work Environment) Claim Survives Summary Judgment

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…

Read More Slip/Fall on “Slippery” Interior Stairs – Case Dismissed

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…

Read More Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit Against Danny Meyer Restaurant Maialino