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March 9, 2018
Suffolk County Bill Sexual Harassment Work 2018

Lawsuit Against The Weinstein Companies Resolves To Protect And Compensate Victims

The Weinstein Company wants to sell, but New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is demanding that any deal made increases the settlement funds available to victims for compensation. As an example, in a recently proposed sale, the estimated amount of the victim’s compensation fund was $90 million.
November 14, 2016

Staying Safe in Malls, Crowds and through the Holidays

Personal Injuries and Shopping: Cars, Crowds and Safety Concerns Getting jostled by crowds, searching for sales and driving to several stores looking for that “must-have” item are part and parcel of any seasonal change. We as a nation have grown to love the excitement and energy that comes with Christmas, Memorial Day, Back-to-School, and other big sale events of the year. Looking for that perfect outfit or gift can cause some people to act recklessly, […]
August 31, 2016

Are gender identity and religious freedom at odds in America?

A recent ruling against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has inspired mixed reactions. The case (EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc., E.D. Mich., No. 14-13710, 8/18/16) centered on whether a Michigan funeral home violated federal employment bias law because it required its biological male employee to wear a suit at work. The EEOC claimed that the funeral home was sex-stereotyping when it fired the employee, who was transitioning from male to […]
September 25, 2014

Law school Dean Makau Mutua resigns

Link to The Spectrum Article by Sara Dinatale Dean Mutua faces allegations of lying under oath in federal court Law school Dean Makau Mutua has resigned. The resignation comes amid allegations that he lied in federal court and in a state administrative proceeding. The alleged lying under oath stems from a 2011 case filed by Jeffrey Malkan who says the dean wrongfully terminated his contract as a clinical professor. Malkan had signed a contract in […]
July 16, 2014

Tudor City board made my girlfriend crazy: tenant

By Kathianne Boniello A Tudor City resident has accused the apartment complex’s board of heartlessly trying to kick out his girlfriend — because she's mentally ill. Frank Mazzocchi, 77, says his longtime girlfriend was simply a friendly eccentric who liked to feed birds and squirrels while sitting with her bulldog and chatting with passers-by on the co-op’s quiet cul-de-sac above First Avenue. But in 2006, Mazzocchi claims in a lawsuit, the co-op board tried to […]
October 15, 2012

NYU Told to Grant Dental Degree Denied in 2009

New York University unfairly expelled a dental student for allegedly filing false billing records in a desperate attempt to meet the revenue-generating goal for clinic work set by the school so that she could graduate, a divided state appellate court has ruled. All five members of the Appellate Division, First Department, agreed that NYU had not followed it’s own rules and policies for dismissing students and that the expulsion should be rescinded. Read the Full […]
August 6, 2012

Attorney Len Leeds: Wife of Missing L.I. Man Seeks Order of Protection

CARLE PLACE Lenard Leeds, the lawyer for Evana Roth, whose jobless husband was reported missing after going for a swim at Long Island’s Jones Beach — only to turn up days later speeding down a South Carolina highway, says he will go to court today to seek an order of protection for his client. “Our goal is really to get her protection, make sure that she’s not in any imminent danger,” Leeds, a partner in […]