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Morristown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) October 14, 2021 – We are pleased to announce that Castronovo & McKinney, LLC has been included in the U.S New & World Report and Best Lawyers’ 12th Edition of “Best Law Firm” rankings. Recognition in Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review by leading lawyers regarding the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Being named a 2022 Top 100 Law Firm is a reflection of our firms’ long-standing commitment to serving our clients and the community with the highest standards of professional excellence. Our attorneys […]


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Morristown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) October 13, 2021 – In June, the New Jersey Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments in a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit Castronovo & McKinney is pursuing against the archdiocese that oversees the St. Theresa School. Our client, a Catholic elementary school art teacher, was fired in 2014 after the school learned she was expecting a child. The principal allegedly told her she was being fired because she was “unmarried and pregnant.” The school argued this case is about “the fundamental freedom of religion” and that our client was fired for violating the school’s moral code. “Sex […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) October 6, 2021 – The lawsuit against Episcopal priest Robert Hiller Malm, who is accused of trying to shut down a former parishioner’s criticism of him by falsely claiming that the parishioner threatened him, is again headed to the Virginia Supreme Court. In a petition for Writ of Mandamus filed by plaintiff Eric Bonetti, he asks the Court to block an order of the Alexandria Circuit Court that imposes confidentiality on discovery. But it doesn’t stop there — it would even prevent publishing of testimony offered in court, or documents referenced in court. “The courts […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) August 6, 2021 – In pleadings filed today with the Wareham Massachusetts, plaintiff Eric Bonetti asked the court to dismiss defendant’s objections to his lawsuit. The defendant, Robert Hiller Malm, is an Episcopal priest canonically resident in the Diocese of Virginia, and presently serves as interim rector of St. Peter’s on the Canal, in Bourne Massachusetts. The suit had its genesis in Malm’s efforts to obtain a protective order against plaintiff Eric Bonetti. In response, Bonetti denied the allegations, and filed a civil complaint alleging that Malm committed perjury, engaged in abuse of process, and […]


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San Mateo, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 20, 2021 – Sanjiv N. Singh, a Professional Law Corporation, with co-counsel Indrajana Law Group, a Professional Law Corporation, have filed suit in Alameda County against Henry Schein, Inc., one of the world’s leading healthcare product distributors. The lawsuit alleges wrongful termination in connection with a longstanding employee’s Asian American wife who was denigrated on the basis of her Asian heritage and objectified on the basis of her gender without any intervention or appropriate action by Henry Schein. The lawsuit specifically alleges that Henry Schein maliciously and repeatedly retaliated against her husband after […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) April 29, 2020 – Lipsky Lowe LLP, a premier New York-based employment practice is pleased to announce the release of its COVID-19 Employment Law Guide. This vital resource informs the public about recent federal and New York laws on employment-related benefits and leaves of absence due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The guide is available as a free digital download in PDF format through our website, which you can access by going to this link: https://lipskylowe.com/covid-19-and-the-law/ At Lipsky Lowe, we intend to continue providing trustworthy advice and guidance to employers and employees alike during […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) January 28, 2020 – As has widely been reported, Kenneth Friedman, owner of The Spotted Pig gastropub, has agreed to a settlement of sexual harassment and workplace discrimination claims. Friedman had been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple staffers, which prompted an investigation by the New York State Attorney General. The West Village restaurant, known for its high-end pub fare and celebrity clientele, was a hot spot for a burger and people watching. The state began investigating Friedman in 2018, after a number of women raised allegations of sexual harassment. Friedman was accused of […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) November 7, 2019 – Lipsky Lowe LLP, a premier New York-based employment law firm, is representing a Tulane medical school professor in a workplace discrimination and harassment lawsuit against the university. This case highlights the breadth and scope of our legal practice in its efforts to eliminate all forms of employment discrimination. The Backdrop In a complaint prepared and filed by partner Douglas Lipsky, our client, Dr. Lesley Saketkoo, an accomplished and esteemed medical professor, alleges that top male professors at Tulane University Medical School of Medicine created a discriminatory and hostile work environment […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 28, 2019 – Workers at a Bay Area Burmese restaurant chain called Rangoon Ruby were recently awarded a four million dollar settlement in a wage theft lawsuit. The case alleged that employees of Rangoon Ruby were frequently expected to work overtime or to be on call without being paid for their labor. Three-hundred workers will receive restitution. Those involved in the lawsuit say that they were often called in to work when they were not scheduled to be there, such as when the restaurant was busy with online orders. They were not paid […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 19, 2019 – A $1.5 million program for tracking sexual harassment and discrimination complaints across California state government is scheduled to be implemented in January 2020. It will be launching a full year later than former Gov. Jerry Brown had originally planned. Brown announced the project as part of an effort to address allegations of gender-based harassment in state government departments that emerged amid the #MeToo movement. A $1.5 million budget was requested in fiscal year 2018-19 to build the system, hire a contractor and create three permanent employee positions to operate the […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) June 21, 2019 – In the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns, sexual harassment and misconduct in the workplace has been a primetime topic more than ever before. Besides uncovering the enormity of the issue, these viral hashtags and the movement they represent have also started a national conversation about what constitutes sexual harassment and what does not. Most people know that there is a line that should not be crossed; however, where that line is depends on who is asked. Data from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) shows that between 25 […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 8, 2019 – To help both employees and employers better understand and recognize sexual harassment, employment law firm Strong Advocates has declared May Sexual Harassment Awareness Month. “Unfortunately, sexual harassment continues to be a persistent problem in the workplace,” says Betsy Havens, Executive Director of Strong Advocates. “In the wake of the #MeToo movement, awareness of sexual harassment is at an all-time high but still it happens every day. We need significant change in order to eliminate this abuse of power. No one should be subjected to sexual harassment or assault at work.” […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2019 – “Salt Bae,” a restaurant on West 53rd Street, known as much for its social media celebrities as for its steak, has been accused of taking advantage of its workers by not paying appropriate overtime wages, withholding tips, and denying meal breaks. A former waiter at the restaurant is being represented by the well-known Manhattan employment law firm of Lipsky Lowe LLP in a lawsuit filed recently against Nusr-Et Gökçe, the owner of Salt Bae. Gökçe has an international chain of steakhouses, popular in part due to Instagram videos that went […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 5, 2018 – A delivery driver for Amazon and its contractor NEA Delivery Services alleges she was not permitted breaks or overtime pay in a federal lawsuit seeking class-action status. Yolanda Champion worked for Amazon and NEA from March to August 2017 in California. She says that during that time the companies were understaffed which led her and other delivery drivers to commonly work 10-hour days without rest periods. Champion says they were also paid a day rate that did not account for overtime. She is looking for other plaintiffs who worked as […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 26, 2018 – The restaurant chain Burgers & Beer illegally denied males the same employment opportunities as females, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleges in its federal lawsuit. Since at least 2015, the EEOC claims, the chain routinely rejected male applicants and employees from server positions because of their gender and upheld a pool of servers that was more than 90 percent female. Burgers & Beer has six locations in California’s Imperial Valley, according to the company’s website. The EEOC argues that employment practice violates Title VII of the Civil Rights […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 24, 2018 – Cyberbullying victim files NY legal proceeding against Yahoo!/Oath, Inc., CommTouch Software, Ltd., and Cyren, Ltd., seeking preservation of evidence and court-ordered disclosure of identity of anonymous cyberbully-user. A special proceeding was filed and an Order to Show Cause signed by Justice Paul A. Goetz, on Monday, October 22, 2018, in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, in Manhattan, in a cyberbullying and Internet harassment matter targeting the petitioner, Ms. Lindsey Shamblen, an authorized user of the Twitter and PeriscopeTV social media platforms, seeking pre-action discovery, disclosure and […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 20, 2018 – To settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit, Goodwill Industries of the East Bay Area and its affiliate Calidad Industries Inc. will pay $850,000 to eight former and current employees. The suit, which was filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), alleged that six female janitors working the night shift at the Oakland Federal Building were continuously sexually harassed by their direct supervisor. Some of the janitors were young, new to the workforce and had developmental disabilities. The suit also claims two managers suffered retaliation for supporting the […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 31, 2018 – San Diego-based company Tarr Inc. and Zenith LLC will pay $50,000 to victims in a pregnancy discrimination suit and provide other relief as part of a settlement with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). According to the lawsuit, the company fired a female employee a few days after she informed them of her pregnancy. The company also did not allow another pregnant employee to return to work after she took maternity leave, the EEOC claimed. The alleged actions violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 13, 2018 – A man sued his employer for wrongful termination after he was allegedly fired in retaliation for complaining that the company was defrauding Alameda County in California through improper billing practices. Alton Elmore filed a lawsuit against his employer KRA Corporation and Pamela Carnes, KRA’s program manager, in Alameda County Superior Court on March 19. Elmore worked for KRA as a business services consultant for more than two years until he was fired on October 26, 2017. His job duties included assisting Alameda businesses with recruitment services and educating them about […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) June 22, 2018 – This past Saturday, AMC suspended TV host Chris Hardwick over allegations he sexually and emotionally abused his ex-girlfriend and co-worker Chloe Dykstra. In addition to being morally the right thing to do, it is legally wise. Federal, New York State, and New York City all have laws that prohibit sexual harassment: Title VII, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law. The burden of establishing a claim under each differs. Under New York City law, someone must show only that they were treated […]


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