Quinn Emanuel Beats Retaliation Claim In NY Appeals Court

Law360, Los Angeles (February 27, 2014, 4:23 PM EST) -- A New York appeals court on Thursday ruled that a former Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP attorney can't bring a retaliation claim against the firm in state court, saying that factual findings a federal judge made when dismissing the plaintiff's federal retaliation claim preclude her from bringing a nonfederal claim.

A five-judge panel with the New York Supreme Court's Appellate Division tossed Kisshia Simmons-Grant's retaliation claim under New York City's human rights law. The panel agreed with Quinn Emanuel that, because a federal judge had...
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