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  • Second Circuit Upholds Plaintiff's Jury Verdict in a Sexual Harassment Case
    Second Circuit Upholds Plaintiff's Jury Verdict in a Sexual Harassment Case

    The Second Circuit, in Legg v. Ulster County , 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 34095 (2d Cir. Oct. 2020), refused to vacate a jury’s verdict in favor of four female employees of the Ulster County Jail. The women ...

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  • New York State Court Issues Groundbreaking Decision Nullifying an Arbitration Agreement in a Sexual Harassment Case
    New York State Court Issues Groundbreaking Decision Nullifying an Arbitration Agreement in a Sexual Harassment Case

    On July 10, 2020, Justice Luis L. Nock issued an order denying a motion to compel arbitration in a sexual harassment case. Behind this dry description lies a groundbreaking decision that represents a ...

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  • Harvey Weinstein Sentenced to 23 Years in New York
    Harvey Weinstein Sentenced to 23 Years in New York

    On October 23, 2017, journalist Ronan Farrow published an article in The New Yorker called " From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein's Accusers Tell Their Stories. " The piece, ...

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  • The Weinstein Verdict and the Workplace
    The Weinstein Verdict and the Workplace

    The Weinstein verdict on Monday, February 24, 2020, was a turning point in the global phenomenon known as #metoo. For starters, the verdict shows that even the richest, most powerful and protected ...

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  • SPH Defeats Motion to Dismiss Title IX Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
    SPH Defeats Motion to Dismiss Title IX Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    On January 2, 2020, Schwartz Perry & Heller received a decision from the Eastern District of New York denying a motion to dismiss our client’s case, Mosier v. State University of New York , 18 CV ...

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  • Fighting Employer Retaliation in the Wake of the #MeToo Movement
    Fighting Employer Retaliation in the Wake of the #MeToo Movement

    When the Weinstein scandal exploded in 2017, actress Alyssa Milano famously encouraged social media users to spread the hashtag #MeToo in an effort to demonstrate just how many men and women ...

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