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Category: Appeals

Mayor de Blasio will be held accountable by Attorney General’s Lawsuit

  • By gantollino
  • Law posted:Appeals
  • Date:January 14, 2021

Hope is on the horizon? Today, recognizing the reality that Mayor Bill de Blasio has failed in taming the NYPD, he is being sued along with the City. Of course, not all cops are bad, but as AG Leticia James said, this is a systemic problem. I hope that the

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Mayor de Blasio’s Bad Year

On December 18, the New York City Department of Investigation issued a decent report on the New York Police Department's failed response to the George Floyd protests earlier in  2020. I didn’t expect this. Indeed, when Mayor Bill de Blasio designated the Department of Investigation (and the Corporation Counsel) to

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On Transgender Remembrance Day

November 20 was Transgender Remembrance Day. I regret I’m not sure that this day existed before now. I found that the day has been around for over 20 years — long enough that I should have known about it. This week, I saw this year’s emblem for the Remembrance, edified

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Copyright Your Artwork

Years ago, I filed a copyright lawsuit on behalf of a photographer. The case settled. I do not specialize in this area, but I'm willing to try again. My first civil-rights case involved the free-speech rights of artists and their ability to sell on my City's streets. Sadly for me,

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Zarda v. Altitude Express: Decided by the Supreme Court for LGBT Workers Nationwide

  • By gantollino
  • Law posted:Appeals
  • Date:June 18, 2020

In June 2010, I filed an EEOC charge and, shortly thereafter, a complaint in the Eastern District of New York, alleging discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation as a subset of sex. We could not overcome earlier interpretations of the law, but I fought, first to a three-judge panel

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The George Floyd Protests and the Future

I've litigated many police misconduct cases. These include excessive force (or police brutality), false arrest, malicious prosecution, interference with fair trial by perjury, and other areas. I have mostly practiced employment discrimination because juries understand that; regrettably, most juries do not understand police brutality, but maybe, finally, they will now.

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Who hired Krucial Staffing to Lure Nurses to Suffer in New York City?

  • By gantollino
  • Law posted:Appeals
  • Date:April 28, 2020

Most of those nurses are heroes, but some were terribly defrauded. I doubt I can take any more clients, though I keep getting calls. When I filed a lawsuit against Krucial Staffing, I concluded that the City of New York (or one of its agencies) had hired Krucial. The employees were

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Why Should a Lawyer Need a Website?

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  • Law posted:Appeals
  • Date:March 09, 2020

Excuse the digression, and the answer is obvious. But I remember the practice of law in the early 2000s, when bigger firms (and some smaller ones) started posting basic information online. I resisted. Then I got a call from a client who asked me, after describing her case, how many

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#Zarda is rescheduled

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  • Law posted:Appeals
  • Date:November 27, 2018

My big win at the Second Circuit, Zarda v. Altitude Express, 883 F.3d 100 (2d Cir. 2018) (en banc) has a petition for certiorari pending at the U.S. Supreme Court. This is a request for the high court to take the appeal and decide it. The Court takes only 5%

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When can a case be appealed?

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  • Law posted:Appeals
  • Date:September 12, 2018

I love appeals. You need a lawyer who knows appellate law and procedure if you are appealing and expect to win. My record of wins when I am defending appeals is almost 100% (in two cases, the court made little changes). My record on appeal as the appellant - the

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