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Valli Kane & Vagnini LLP - National Job Discrimination Attorneys

At the employment litigation law offices of VKV, we believe the most important service your attorney can provide is to give you the courage that comes with knowledge. When you come to us for a free consultation about your employment issue, we will listen to you with the compassion you deserve. We will clearly explain the laws that govern your issue so that you will have the knowledge to make an informed decision. When you have a VKV attorney representing your cause, you have the knowledge and power to act with courage.

NY Courts May Have to Redo Thousands of ForeclosureHearings Over Need for Appointed Counsel

By Brian Lee/ Thousands of foreclosure proceedings could potentially be headed for do-overs as a result of the court system settling a class-action lawsuit in which it acknowledges skipping a key initial process that mandates an assessment of homeowners’
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Customer Service Reps Get Narrow Collective Cert. In OT Suit

By Abby Wargo/Law360 A Texas federal judge agreed Tuesday to certify a collective of customer service representatives alleging that a medical technologies corporation failed to pay them for off-the-clock work, finding they were all subject to the same policies while declining to toll the
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Park co-naming expected for 2024

Lawsuit says Open Streets program for green space projects violates the ADA By Naeisha Rose/Queens Chronicle The grassroots effort to formalize the reclamation of public space for an Open Streets program on a stretch of 26 blocks in Jackson Heights
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5 Notable Workplace Bias Verdicts From 2023

By Anne Cullen/Law 360 Law360 (December 15, 2023, 6:32 PM EST) — A $36 million jury verdict that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission secured in September on behalf of a deaf truck driver marked one of many eight-digit damages
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Marilyn Manson’s Former Assistant Wins Appeal to Revive a Previously Dismissed Sexual Assault Lawsuit

Ashley Walters claims Manson sexually assaulted her, whipped her and threw her against a wall when she was his assistant in 2011. By Daniela Avila/ PEOPLE Marilyn Manson’s former assistant has won a critical appeal that will revive her previously
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Marilyn Manson’s Ex-Assistant Wins Appeal, Can Sue for ‘Horrific’ Sexual Harassment and Assault 

By Nancy Dillon/ Rolling Stone “This is a great victory for all survivors as it provides a clear path for issues of repressed memories,” Ashley Walters’ lawyer says. THE FORMER ASSISTANT who claims Marilyn Manson sexually assaulted her, whipped her and threw her
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Worker Settles Overtime Suit Against Home Remodeler

By Caleb Drickey/Law360 · 2023-10-16 19:49:04 -0400 ·  Listen to article A worker who accused a home remodeling firm of misclassifying him as an overtime-exempt, salaried employee asked a New York federal court Monday to sign off on an individual settlement to his wage
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Q&A: Attorney Sara Wyn Kane on Tough Sexual Assault Cases and New York’s Lookback Window

By Sara Hammel/The Landing As one of Delta Captain Andrea Ratfield’s attorneys, Sara Wyn Kane of Valli Kane & Vagnini LLP is familiar with the specific and unique way airlines operate when it comes to sexual assault and harassment cases. Her bio highlights her vast
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‘I don’t want to be in the darkness anymore’: Bronx case worker sues DSS over alleged sexual abuse, retaliation

By Aliyah Schneider/ Bronx Times Disclaimer: This story details various accusations of sexual abuse. A homelessness case worker on unpaid leave is suing the New York City Department of Social Services (DSS) and two of its employees over allegations that
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NYC May Need To Rethink Property Transfer Program

By David Holtzman/ Law360 Law360 (September 13, 2023, 8:45 PM EDT) — A City of New York program that transfers distressed or tax-delinquent apartment buildings to nonprofit agencies for redevelopment may be on shaky ground amid a recent U.S. Supreme
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US appeals court adopts lower bar for proving workplace bias claims

By Daniel Wiessner/ Reuters Aug 21 (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court has thrown out its unique decades-old precedent that made it more difficult for workers to prove discrimination claims. The en banc 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on
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Female Delta Pilot Advances Sexual Harassment, Reprisal Claims

By Patrick Dorrian/ Bloomberg Law Delta Air Lines Inc. must face a female pilot’s claims of workplace sexual harassment and that she was retaliated against for complaining about gender bias and harassment, including by being forced to undergo retreatment for
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The Curious Case of Pilot Andrea Ratfield

By Sarah Hammel/The Landing It’s the summer of 2020, and Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian is drafting an epic memo outlining the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Bastian promises clarity and transparency throughout the $27.5-billion company’s journey to
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Homeowners Say NY Courts Defy Law On Foreclosure Aid

By Marco Poggio | June 7, 2023, 4:43 PM EDT ·   Two Brooklyn homeowners accused New York’s court administrators and justices of the state’s Supreme Court in Brooklyn of failing to implement a state law requiring courts to assess if homeowners who are facing
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Class Action Lawsuit: Courts Denying Brooklyn Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Opportunity For Legal Representation

BROOKLYN – Today, the New York Civil Liberties Union, Yolande I. Nicholson, P.C., Mehri & Skalet PLLC, and Valli Kane & Vagnini LLP, filed a class action lawsuit against the Office of Court Administration and justices of the Kings County Supreme
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VKV Partner Robert Barravecchio recognized for highest level of service by peers

Martindale-Hubbell, part of the Martindale-Avvo family, is proud to announce that the following attorneys have achieved a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, awarded to only those lawyers who have the highest ethical standards, legal knowledge, and professional ability. This rating
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Federal jury awards woman $25.1 million in sex discrimination case against Omni Hotels and Resorts

DALLAS — A former Omni Hotels employee gained a $25.1 million jury award for wage discrimination in Dallas federal court following an eight-year-long legal battle. “It’s overwhelming. I feel I have a little bit of self-respect back. I feel that it’s
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Residents with disabilities sue New York City over Open Streets program

By Linda Schmidt Published April 27, 2023 7:38AM BROOKLYN – Mill Jonakait, 77, is suing New York City.  “The Open Streets is very troublesome,” Jonakait said. “I think they haven’t thought through what it means to people like me.” Jonakait lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn and
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‘Open’ or shut case: NYC hit with federal ADA lawsuit seeking to end Open Streets

By Ben Brachfeld Photo By Christina Santucci/Queens Post A dozen New Yorkers with disabilities have filed a federal lawsuit against the city, claiming that its Open Streets program violates the Americans With Disabilities Act, with the hope of scuttling the program.
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Full 5th Circ. To Examine Employer-Friendly Title VII Rule

The family behind a massive Brooklyn Navy Yards film studio complex stands accused of stiffing local partners out of $50 million in profits, a new lawsuit contends. Steiner Studios — where films such as Steven Spielberg's"West Side Story" and Lin-Manuel
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