Appellate Court Allows Sexual Abuse Claims against USA Taekwondo to Proceed
October 11, 2019
A state appeals court reversed a California Superior Court’s decision to dismiss defendant USA Taekwondo from a case alleging that the organization was negligent in failing to prevent a coach from sexually abusing minors. Former USA Taekwondo coach Marc Gitelman was convicted on sex abuse charges and sentenced to over four years in prison in connection with raping three youth taekwondo...
Trafficking Victim’s Suit Against Major Hoteliers Survives Dismissal
October 10, 2019
A federal court has denied a bid by six hotel operators to dismiss a suit brought by a sex trafficking victim who was exploited at their hotels. The plaintiff’s complaint details being trafficked for sex at Days Inn, Comfort Inn, and Crown Plaza locations in Columbus, Ohio. The case is brought under the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act. Defendants include operators of...
New York State Law Now Protects Victims of “Revenge Porn”
October 08, 2019
On September 21, 2019, New York’s “revenge porn” laws took effect. Revenge porn which is also called “image-based sexual abuse” and sometimes “sexploitation,” is the non-consented dissemination or publication of an intimate image. Revenge porn scandals have recently engulfed the United States Marine Corps, the Los Angeles Police Department, and United Airlines. While revenge...
Owner of a Building Liable Under NYS Labor Law 240(1) in a Construction Accident
October 08, 2019
In Roblero v. Bais Ruchel High School, Inc., the plaintiff fell from a scaffold while he was doing plumbing work at a construction site owned by the defendant. The plaintiff was not wearing a harness or a lanyard when he fell from the scaffold. . The plaintiff brought the case against the owner of the building alleging that they violated Labor Law 240(1) which states that: “owners and...
Reza Rezvani among Top 100 Trial Lawyers
August 22, 2019
We congratulate Mr. Rezvani for being selected as a member to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100. The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region who must meet strict qualifications as a civil plaintiff trial attorney, an achievement many attorneys are unable to claim. The organization says membership is...
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