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Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana LLP’s Labor & Employment together with the Litigation Department Obtains Unanimous Defense Verdict in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York On Behalf of Corporate and Individual Firm Clients.
Uniondale, NY – July 8, 2014 – Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana LLP is pleased to announce a significant trial victory achieved by Alesia Kantor, a partner in the firm’s Labor & Employment department. Ms. Kantor obtained a full and unanimous defense verdict on behalf of all defendants , after a three year hard fought battle and a five-day trial in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, in a matter involving allegations of sexual harassment, sexual assault, retaliation and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The firm’s Labor & Employment Department combined efforts with its Litigation Department to soundly defeat the Plaintiff’s claims. Ms. Kantor was assisted at trial by associate Danielle B. Gatto and further assisted during the pre-trial phase of the action by associate Danielle E. Tricolla. Partners Andrew E. Curto and Gregory Lisi each played vital roles in the defense with Mr. Curto having developed the primary defense strategies in the litigation from inception and having defended the matter at the EEOC level through the first two years of suit until teaming up with the firm’s Labor & Employment under department head Gregory Lisi whose advice was an integral part of the trial victory The result shows how many years of collective experience can serve to truly benefit the firm’s clients.
Employment and Labor Practice
The Firm's Employment and Labor Practice has three principal components – counseling, negotiations and litigation. Our attorneys work with management, human resources and personnel professionals in connection with various employment decisions, such as terminations and discipline, reductions in force and restructuring, acquisitions and divestitures, restrictive covenants, wage and hour laws, management/union negotiations, governmental compliance issues and preparation of policies, employee handbooks, and employment contracts. On the litigation side, our attorneys regularly handle employment disputes in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies for matters relating to employment discrimination and harassment, wrongful discharge, wage and hour, management/union grievances, arbitrations and NLRB/FMS filings restrictive covenants, unfair competition, theft of trade secret, breach of contracts and whistleblower claims.
Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana LLP
Founded in 1976, Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo, & Terrana LLP is one of Long Island's most acclaimed and distinguished law firms. Headquartered in Uniondale, NY, the Firm is conveniently located for clients in Nassau and Suffolk. The Firm employs 60 attorneys who provide counsel to a broad range of clients, including national, regional and local businesses, major real estate developers and organizations, banks, insurance companies, municipalities, educational institutions, and individuals. Personal attention and quality representation that is both practical and cost-effective are hallmarks of the Firm's policy towards clients.
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