PACIFIC CULINARY & CB FOODS COOKED UP SEXUAL HARASSMENT & RETALIATION
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AGREES TO PAY $245,000 AND WILL MODIFY POLICIES AND PRACTICES The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that it had settled a “sexual harassment, retaliation, and constructive discharge lawsuit,” that it had filed against Pacific Culinary Group, and CB Foods, for $245,000. Apparently, the Chief Operating Officer allegedly subjected both male and female employees to “frequent and offensive groping and touching; unwelcome sexual advances and comments about their appearances; and inappropriate questions about employees’ sexual preferences and sexual activities.” W ..read more
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INTEREST ON JUDGMENT WENT BACK TOO FAR
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SHOULD HAVE BEEN CALCULATED FROM CAUSE OF ACTION’S ACCRUAL When DJP brought a small claims case seeking the return of his security deposit, the New York Civil Court awarded him $2,177.56 together with statutory interest (9%) from April 20, 2005, while the defendant-landlord was awarded $1,395 on its property-damage counterclaim. On appeal, the Appellate Term, First Department, noted that it was error to have directed statutory interest on the security deposit from 2005, and that the operative time-frame was when the tenancy ended (not when the monies were tendered), as the former’s tenant’s ca ..read more
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WE'VE BEEN SHELVED!
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YOU'LL FIND 5000 SPACE ALIENS AT SCARECROW VIDEO! Based out of Seattle, Washington, SCARECROW VIDEO — a nonprofit organization — is widely considered to be the “world’s temple of movie culture.” Housing over 148,000 titles, its mission is to preserve, and allow the public access to, its “unparalleled video collection” which consists of a “full range of cinema and television throughout history and from around the world, representing a diverse chorus of voices and perspectives.” ▫️ While he was visiting the area, Scott Bateman — an American filmmaker, author, animator, and cartoonist, from New Y ..read more
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MIGRANT SMUGGLER FACES A DECADE IN PRISON
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TRANSPORTED OVER 100 PEOPLE FROM HONDURAS TO THE U.S. MMM (52), of Honduras, is alleged to have facilitated the transport of migrants from Honduras to the U.S. border, using “stash houses operated in Phoenix, Arizona,” where the migrants were detained until their smuggling related fees were paid. On May 28, 2024, MMM was sentenced to a decade in prison for her role in smuggling over 100 people from Honduras to the United States. In a written statement, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland noted that, “Today’s sentencing is the latest example of the great work of Joint Task Force Alpha (JTFA ..read more
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ENFORCING AN UNSIGNED EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT?
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COMPLAINT ALLEGED GOVERNING ELEMENTS After DB filed a case alleging breach of an employment agreement, his alleged “employer” sought to dismiss the case. And when the New York County Supreme Court denied that request, an appeal ensued. On its review, the Appellate Division, First Department, noted that on a motion to dismiss, a pleading is to be afforded “the benefit of every possible inference.” And, in this instance, it thought that DB had stated a contract breach claim. Among other things, he “alleged (1) the existence of an employment contract, (2) plaintiff's performance under the contrac ..read more
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IT'S NOT THE FIRST TIME FOR THE FIRST TIME ....
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KINGSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL provides indie filmmakers a platform to showcase their work at some of London’s “big screens,” like the Odeon and Curzon. ▫️ From June 21-23, 2024, among the films screening will be THE FIRST TIME I NEVER MET YOU – a 14-minute drama/sci-fi short written and directed by Eric Kole. ▫️ In this movie, a grieving scientist travels back in time to the very day he first met his former partner. But will she fall in love with him, again? Of course, the movie touches “on themes of grief, love, and loss, but also takes a bold stance on one of the genre’s common parado ..read more
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WAS SHE THE JERK?
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2d ago
RIDER’S INJURIES WEREN’T DUE TO FERRY’S SUDDEN MOVEMENT After she fell on the Staten Island Ferry, GI commenced suit in the New York County Supreme Court to recover damages for her personal injuries. But after the defendants’ motion to dismiss the case – via summary judgment – was granted, an appeal followed. The Appellate Division, First Department, noted that while GI alleged her injuries were due to a sudden “jerk,” as the ferry hit the dock, a surveillance video produced by the defendants showed that GI fell after standing up, and that no “other passengers nearby stumbled or moved at the t ..read more
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IT’S DOG-EAT-DOG IN WASKOM, TEXAS
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USED ANIMALS IN A “MAJOR DOG-FIGHTING EVENT” JAS of Waskom, Texas, appeared in court on May 29, 2024, in response to a grand jury indictment charging him with federal dogfighting offenses. On November 13, 2023, he is said to have “organized and hosted a large-scale dogfighting event” on his family’s property in Harrison County, Texas. Because it is illegal to “possess, train, transport, deliver, sell, purchase or receive dogs for fighting purposes,” JAS faces up to 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine (for each count charged). This case will likely dog him for a very long time. An indictment ..read more
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IT'S NOT THE FIRST TIME FOR THE FIRST TIME ....
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2d ago
KINGSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL provides indie filmmakers a platform to showcase their work at some of London’s “big screens,” like the Odeon and Curzon. ▫️ From June 21-23, 2024, among the films screening will be THE FIRST TIME I NEVER MET YOU – a 14-minute drama/sci-fi short written and directed by Eric Kole. ▫️ In this movie, a grieving scientist travels back in time to the very day he first met his former partner. But will she fall in love with him, again? Of course, the movie touches “on themes of grief, love, and loss, but also takes a bold stance on one of the genre’s common parado ..read more
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EEOC SUES 15 COMPANIES FOR DATA NONDISCLOSURE
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FAILED TO FILE WORKFORCE DEMOGRAPHIC REPORTS At the end of May, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it had filed lawsuits in ten states against fifteen employers (with 100 or more employees) for failing to submit the statutorily required workforce data – “EEO-1 Component 1” report -- which includes “workforce information by job category and sex, race, or ethnicity information.” The companies sued by the agency were identified as: EEOC v. Autosales, Inc. d/b/a Summit Racing Equipment, Civil Action No. 5:24-cv-0927 (N.D. Ohio) EEOC v. Boomerang Tube, LLC, Civil ..read more
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