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 […]
December 6, 2012

Exotic dancers claim Texas club chain failed to pay them minimum wage.

Two exotic dancers have sued a chain of Texas strip clubs in Houston federal court, claiming the clubs failed to pay them minimum wage and overtime. The lawsuit, which seeks to cover current and former dancers who work for the same chain, alleges that the common operations and control behind XTC Cabaret and Rick’s Cabaret International misclassify their dancers as independent contractors rather than employees. The lawsuit, filed by dancers Maylene Velasco and Megan Jenkins, […]
October 24, 2012

Recent decision: In re Katie Kickertz v. New York University

A recent court decision in the New York county Supreme Court has found in favor for a former student at NYU’s dentist school who sued the school. The student was dismissed from NYU’s dental college, without the possibility of readmission. The school claimed she violated an ethical code in which she forged a patient treatment record patient forms in order to gain Practice Model Values (PMV) credits necessary in order to graduate. The court found that […]
October 8, 2012

Ex-Penguin rep sues claiming publisher discriminated

Marilyn Ducksworth, a longtime spokeswoman for Penguin Group (USA), is suing the publisher, alleging age discrimination. Ducksworth, 56, filed papers in New York’s Supreme Court seeking lost pay and punitive damages. After 27 years with Penguin, Ducksworth resigned after she protested the demotion and firing of older colleagues. Ducksworth alleges that Penguin’s discrimination against her included “diminishing her executive responsibilities, dismantling her staff” and “interfering with her internal and external professional relationships.” Full article. Retaliating […]
October 2, 2012

Stardock reveals 2010 sexual harassment lawsuit

Stardock Corporation focuses its business on the electronics gaming industry. It has recently made news by revealing that in 2012 a former marketing manager, Alexandra Miseta, had filed a lawsuit against the company CEO, Brad Wardell, for sexual harassment. She claimed that she was exposed to daily comments, innuendos, sexual advances, and inappropriate conduct. In return for this lawsuit, Stardock then sued her for over $1 million dollars claiming that she destroyed marketing materials and […]
September 27, 2012

Electronics Store settles Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

In Seattle, Washington, Fry’s Electronics company will pay $2.3 million to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In addition, it will implement preventative measures. The lawsuit claimed that the company harassed a young salesperson and fired a supervisor for standing up for her. The facts of the case showed that assistant manager harassed 20 year old sales associate, America Rios, at one of its retailer […]
August 20, 2012

“Matrix” Director Reveals Transition to becoming a woman

The director of “The Matrix” is the first famous Hollywood director to publicly reveal himself as transgender person. His new name is now Lana Wachowski which she revealed was done during the filming of her most recent movie “Cloud Atlas”. Lana has been transitioning for years, but is now coming out publicly as a woman with this name. In 2002, Wachowski went through a divorce from wife, Thea Bloom, as reported by People magazine. Read […]