Appeals Panel Pares Claims From Dakota Discrimation Suit

Law360, New York (July 3, 2012, 4:57 PM EDT) -- A New York state appeals court pared several claims in litigious local financier Alphonse Fletcher's discrimination suit against Manhattan apartment building The Dakota and two of its board members Tuesday but allowed the suit's discrimination claims to stand.

A five-judge panel for the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, dismissed Fletcher's fiduciary claims against the Dakota and individual defendants Bruce Barnes and Peter Nitze as well as defamation claims with respect to alleged racist statements made by the Dakota's board members. But the panel upheld a...
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