• VOLS Wins Unemployment Insurance Case for Pro Bono Client

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    Paul, Weiss, through the Volunteers of Legal Service's Advocacy Unemployment Insurance Project, obtained unemployment insurance benefits for a client who was discharged from her job as a medical assistant after placing a blood sample in the wrong test tube. The New York State Department of Labor had initially denied our client unemployment benefits, determining that her conduct constituted misconduct; however, after a hearing the administrative law judge overruled the Department of Labor's determination and held that our client was entitled to benefits because she did not receive a prior warning about the mistake.

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  • VOLS Wins Unemployment Insurance Benefits for Pro Bono Client

    Pro BonoLitigation

    Paul, Weiss, through the Volunteers of Legal Service Unemployment Insurance Project, obtained unemployment insurance benefits for a client who was discharged after leaving work to go to the emergency room because of stress from learning that a person who had sexually harassed her, about whom she had complained to her employer numerous times, had entered her office building.

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  • Defamation Claim Against Hyperallergic Dismissed

    Pro BonoLitigationMedia & Entertainment

    Paul, Weiss achieved a significant victory for the art and culture website Hyperallergic and related defendants in a defamation case brought by Peter Paul Biro, who engages in art authentication work via fingerprint analysis. Justice Manuel J. Mendez of the New York State Supreme Court granted Hyperallergic's motion to dismiss in full for failure to state a cause of action. Biro, who previously sued The New Yorker and various re-publisher defendants in New York federal court over a 2010 New Yorker article concerning the practice of art authentication and Biro's fingerprint authentication work, alleged that an article on Hyperallergic, which referenced the New Yorker article as well as the federal court case, defamed him.

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  • Paul, Weiss Obtains Unemployment Insurance Benefits for Pro Bono Client

    Pro BonoLitigation

    Paul, Weiss, through the Volunteers of Legal Service Unemployment Insurance Project, obtained unemployment insurance benefits for a client who was discharged because he allegedly missed a shift even though he was not scheduled to work on that day. Paul, Weiss took direct testimony from our client in a hearing before the New York State Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board, Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Section.

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  • Paul, Weiss Obtains Civil Rights Settlement for Pro Bono Client

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    Paul, Weiss obtained a favorable settlement for a client who suffered serious injuries due to corrections officers' misconduct while he was an inmate at Rikers Island. Because of the settlement, the client will be able to afford the surgery he needs to partially repair his injured leg. Paul, Weiss conducted discovery and eventually obtained key video evidence that was not originally produced by defendants.

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  • Paul, Weiss Achieves Victory for Incarcerated Client

    LitigationPro Bono

    Paul, Weiss and the Legal Aid Society achieved a victory for an incarcerated client and her newborn son, allowing the two to stay together in the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility Nursery Program rather than be separated at her son's birth. The client was initially denied entry to the Nursery Program by prison officials based solely on her past involvement with Child Protective Services and her past struggles with drugs and alcohol.

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  • Fifth Circuit Ruling Keeps Last Abortion Clinic in Mississippi Open

    LitigationPro Bono

    As reported in The New York Times and other media outlets, on July 29, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a landmark decision and affirmed a preliminary injunction issued by the District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi enjoining a Mississippi requirement that all doctors who are associated with an abortion facility in Mississippi to have admitting privileges at a local hospital.

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  • Second Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment for September 11 Museum in Ground Zero Cross Case

    Pro BonoLitigation

    The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit unanimously affirmed the granting of summary judgment in favor of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center Foundation, Inc. in litigation brought by American Atheists and three of its members. Paul, Weiss represents the Museum on a pro bono basis in the litigation.

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  • Paul, Weiss Helps to Achieve a Significant Settlement for Disabled Prisoners

    LitigationPro Bono

    The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has approved a private settlement agreement in a lawsuit on behalf of a class of blind and severely visually impaired prisoners at two correctional facilities run by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS).  The settlement is a significant victory for the rights of disabled prisoners.

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  • Paul, Weiss Obtains Victory for Pro Bono Client in VOLS Unemployment Insurance Case

    Pro BonoLitigation

    Paul, Weiss obtained a victory in an unemployment insurance case with its pro bono partner Volunteers of Legal Service (VOLS). As a participant in the VOLS unemployment insurance advocacy project, the firm represents clients whose employers have objected to their receipt of unemployment insurance benefits.

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