NY Judge Dismisses 'Star Associate' Firing Suit

Law360, New York (March 27, 2015, 6:35 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Thursday dismissed a suit accusing Schoeman Updike Kaufman Stern & Asher LLP of firing an attorney after she complained of bad air at the firm's Fifth Avenue offices, saying her claims "range from the meritless to the frivolous."

U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan dismissed the bulk of claims in plaintiff Ronit D. Appel's nearly 1,300 page complaint against Schoeman, a number of its lawyers, a secretary and Reed Smith LLP, among others, and granted summary judgment to an architect named in the suit as well. Appel claimed she was unlawfully terminated as an associate...

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