Court Upholds Arbitration Clause on MSSSV’S Pre-Answer Motion to Dismiss

Supreme Court Justice Manuel J. Mendez in New York County granted our motion to dismiss plaintiff’s complaint against our client, The Dwight School. The plaintiff, a former teacher at the school, claimed that she was discriminated against based on her national origin pursuant to the broad provisions of the New York City Human Rights Law. The Court agreed with our argument that the discrimination claims fell within the mandatory arbitration agreement in the employment contract, and upheld New York’s strong public policy in favor of arbitration. Michael A. Miranda and Richard B. Epstein successfully defended this matter.