Reported Decisions for Joseph S. Brown

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

  1. D’Eredita v. ITT Water Technology, Inc., 2017 WL 390891, 677 Fed. Appx. 686 (2d Cir. 2017) (affirming dismissal of plaintiff’s disability discrimination claims)
  2. Delano v. City of Buffalo, 626 Fed. Appx. 23 (2d Cir. 2015) (affirming grant of summary judgment to city, mayor, and police department officials on former detective’s First Amendment retaliation claim)
  3. Sacha v. Sedita, 543 Fed. Appx. 115 (2d Cir. 2013) (affirming grant of summary judgment to District Attorney and dismissing former assistant district attorney’s First Amendment retaliation claim)
  4. Men of Color Helping All Soc’y v. City of Buffalo, 529 Fed.Appx. 20 (2d Cir. 2013) (affirming summary judgment on discrimination and constitutional claims made by 17 individual plaintiffs concerning fire department’s drug-testing policy for firefighters)
  5. Quattrone v. Erie 2 Chautauqua Cattaraugus Bd. of Co-op. Educ. Servs., 503 F. App’x 12 (2d Cir. 2012)(affirming dismissal of age discrimination and First Amendment retaliation claims against board of cooperative education and its board members)
  6. M.O.C.H.A. Society, Inc. v. City of Buffalo, 689 F.3d 263 (2d Cir. 2012) (affirming dismissal of discrimination claims by Black firefighters regarding 1998 fire lieutenants’ promotional exam)
  7. M.O.C.H.A. Society, Inc. v. City of Buffalo, 689 F.3d 263 (2d Cir. 2012) (affirming dismissal of discrimination claims by Black firefighters regarding 2002 fire lieutenants’ promotional exam)
  8. DiGennaro v. Whitehair, 467 Fed. Appx. 42, 2012 WL 880616 (2d Cir. Mar. 16, 2012) (affirming dismissal of civil rights claim against town and police officer on the ground that the action was duplicative of a prior action)
  9. Virgil v. Town of Gates, 455 Fed. Appx. 36, 2012 WL 29273 (2d Cir. 2012) (affirming dismissal of plaintiff’s false arrest, false imprisonment, and malicious prosecution claims against town and police officer)
  10. Hurtgam v. Lyndonville School Dist., 446 Fed. Appx. 385, 2011 WL 6062068 (2d Cir. Dec. 7, 2011), cert. denied, 133 S. Ct. 126, 184 L. Ed. 2d 28, (U.S. 2012) (affirming grant of summary judgment to employer on plaintiff’s gender, age, and disability discrimination claims)
  11. Reeve v. SEI/Aaron’s Inc., 424 Fed. Appx. 75, 2011 WL 2417589 (2d Cir. 2011) (affirming grant of summary judgment to employer in gender discrimination case)
  12. D’Eredita v. ITT Corp., 370 Fed. Appx. 139, 2010 WL 971902 (2d Cir. 2010) (affirming grant of summary judgment to employer in disability discrimination case)
  13. McConnell v. ABC-Amega, Inc., 338 Fed. Appx. 24, 2009 WL 1940564 (2d Cir. 2009) (affirming denial of costs and fees in connection with motion to remand state court action that was removed to federal court)
  14. Heller v. Consolidated Rail Corp., 331 Fed. Appx. 766, 2009 WL 1448977 (2d Cir. 2009) (affirming grant of motion to dismiss disability discrimination claims)
  15. Lewis v. City of Buffalo Police Dept., 311 Fed. Appx. 417, 2009 WL 424232 (2d Cir. 2009) (affirming grant of summary judgment to employer on plaintiff’s race discrimination and hostile work environment claims)


U.S. District Court

  1. Roberts v. Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC, No. 14-CV-00369A(F), 2017 WL 10439546, at *1 (W.D.N.Y. July 20, 2017), report and recommendation adopted, No. 14-CV-369-A, 2018 WL 5266793 (W.D.N.Y. Oct. 23, 2018) (dismissing plaintiff’s age discrimination, hostile work environment, and overtime claims on summary judgment)
  2. Grundstrom v. Carrier Coach, Inc., No. 13-CV-00832A(F), 2017 WL 8941207, at *1 (W.D.N.Y. Mar. 7, 2017), report and recommendation adopted, No. 13-CV-832-A, 2018 WL 1911278 (W.D.N.Y. Apr. 23, 2018) (dismissing sexual harassment and retaliation claims on summary judgment)
  3. George v. City of Buffalo, 2017 WL 405404 (W.D.N.Y. Jan. 31, 2017) (granting summary judgment to defendant on plaintiff’s First Amendment retaliation and discrimination claims and overruling report and recommendation of magistrate judge)
  4. D’Eredita v. ITT Corp., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 150522 (W.D.N.Y. Nov. 5, 2015) (dismissing plaintiff’s disability discrimination claims)
  5. Feldhousen v. City of Niagara Falls, Case No. 1:12cv-00497-RJA-JJM (W.D.N.Y. Sept. 29, 2015) (recommending grant of summary judgment on former police officer’s age and disability discrimination claims)
  6. Gillman v. Mercury Print Prods., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 104062 (W.D.N.Y. Aug. 7, 2015) (granting summary judgment to employer on plaintiff’s age discrimination claims)
  7. Krupa v. Dunkirk Specialty Steel, LLC, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 147318 (W.D.N.Y. Oct. 15, 2014) (granting summary judgment to employer on plaintiff’s gender discrimination claims)
  8. Delano v. City of Buffalo, 45 F. Supp. 3d 297 (W.D.N.Y. 2014) (granting summary judgment to city, mayor, and individual police officers on former police officer’s First Amendment retaliation and breach of contract claims)
  9. Fuqua v. First Niagara Bank, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17904 (W.D.N.Y. Feb. 12, 2014) (granting summary judgment to bank on plaintiff’s gender, religion, and retaliation claims)
  10. DiGennaro v. Town of Gates Police Dep’t, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 85571 (W.D.N.Y., June 18, 2013) (granting summary judgment to town and individual police officers concerning plaintiff’s excessive force and wrongful death claims)
  11. Sacha v. Sedita, 2012 WL 5207528 (W.D.N.Y., Oct. 22, 2012) (granting summary judgment to District Attorney and dismissing former assistant district attorney’s First Amendment retaliation and state whistleblower law claims )
  12. Amerose v. Monroe County Water Auth., 2012 WL 5398660 (W.D.N.Y., Nov. 2, 2012) (granting summary judgment to water authority on plaintiff’s disability discrimination claims)
  13. M.O.C.H.A. Society, Inc. v. City of Buffalo, 872 F. Supp. 2d 264 (W.D.N.Y. 2012) (granting defendants’ summary judgment on the discrimination and constitutional claims made by 17 plaintiffs concerning the fire department’s drug-testing policy for firefighters)
  14. Richardson v. City of Niagara Falls, 2012 WL 75771 (W.D.N.Y., Jan. 10, 2012) (granting defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s race discrimination claims)
  15. Coates v. City of Niagara Falls, 2012 WL 75772 (W.D.N.Y., Jan. 10, 2012) (granting defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s race discrimination claims)
  16. Quattrone v. Erie 2 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Bd. of Co-op. Educational Services, 2011 WL 4899991 (W.D.N.Y., Oct. 13, 2011) (granting defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s constitutional law, age discrimination, and state law claims)
  17. Abram v. City of Buffalo, 2011 WL 334297 (W.D.N.Y. Jan. 28, 2011) (granting employer’s summary judgment motion on plaintiff’s employment discrimination and retaliation claims)
  18. DiGennaro v. Whitehair, 2010 WL 4116741 (W.D.N.Y. Oct. 19, 2010) (dismissing plaintiff’s complaint as duplicative of a prior action)
  19. Reeve v. SEI/Aaron’s, Inc., 2010 WL 2287482 (W.D.N.Y. June 2, 2010) (granting employer’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s hostile work environment and gender discrimination claims)
  20. Horne v. Buffalo Police Benev. Ass’n, Inc., 872 F. Supp. 2d 264 (W.D.N.Y. 2010) (granting motion to dismiss plaintiff’s 18-count complaint alleging discrimination and other constitutional violations)
  21. M.O.C.H.A. Society, Inc. v. City of Buffalo, 2010 WL 1930654 (W.D.N.Y. May 12, 2010) (granting City’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s disparate impact claim regarding 2002 promotional exam)
  22. M.O.C.H.A. Society, Inc. v. City of Buffalo, 2010 WL 1875735 (W.D.N.Y. May 10, 2010) (granting City’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s intentional discrimination regarding 1998 promotional exam)
  23. Cooper v. Niagara Community Action Program, 2010 WL 1407238 (W.D.N.Y. Mar. 31, 2010) (granting employer’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s race discrimination claims)
  24. M.O.C.H.A. Society, Inc. v. City of Buffalo, 2009 WL 604898 (W.D.N.Y. Aug. 20, 2009) (upholding City’s use of 1998 fire lieutenants’ promotional exam after 5-day bench trial)
  25. D’Eredita v. ITT Industries, 2009 WL 1161618, 73 Fed.R.Serv.3d 557 (W.D.N.Y., Apr. 29, 2009) (granting employer’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s disability and retaliation claims)
     

Appellate Division, Fourth Department
 

  1. Sullivan v. New York State Div. of Human Rights, 160 A.D.3d 1395, 1396, 75 N.Y.S.3d 715, 717 (4th Dep’t 2018) (affirming dismissing of plaintiff’s appeal of no probable cause determination by State Division of Human Rights)
  2. Quattrone v. Erie-2-Chautauqua Cattaraugus Bd. of Co-op. Educ. Servs., 148 A.D.3d 1553, 50 N.Y.S.3d 208 (4th Dep’t 2017) (affirming dismissal of N.Y. Education Law claims as job similarity was an issue for the primary jurisdiction of the Commissioner of Education)
  3. Matter of Napierala v. New York State Div. of Human Rights, 140 A.D.3d 1746 (4th Dep’t 2016) (finding Supreme Court erred in granting a petition to annul State Division of Human Rights no probable cause determination) 
  4. Abram v. New York State Div. of Human Rights, 71 A.D.3d 1471, 896 N.Y.S.2d 764(4th Dep’t 2010) (affirming dismissal of discrimination and retaliation claims after a New York State Division of Human Rights public hearing)
  5. Gordon v. Presbytery of Western New York, 67 A.D.3d 1453, 887 N.Y.S.2d 918 (4th Dep’t 2009) (affirming summary judgment in favor of a church governing body in an action concerning the ownership of church property)
  6. Meegan v. Brown, 66 A.D.3d 1437, 885 N.Y.S.2d 854 (4th Dep’t 2009) (reversing trial court’s enforcement of labor agreement provision requiring City to fill promotional vacancies within  45 days)
  7. Margerum v. City of Buffalo, 63 A.D.3d 1574, 880 N.Y.S.2d 820 (4th Dep’t 2009) (reversing summary judgment against municipality on a claim of a “reverse discrimination” by white firefighters)
  8. Rite Aid of New York, Inc. v. New York State Div. of Human Rights, 60 A.D.3d 1428, 875 N.Y.S.2d 708 (4th Dep’t 2009) (reversal of several findings by New York State Division of Human Rights — after a public hearing handled by prior counsel — resulting in the substantial (six figure) reduction of a damages award)