Lawyer accused of Equinox lewdness: steamy ads led to ‘false’ claim By Priscilla DeGregory May 20, 2019 | 6:08pm These gym ads were so steamy they helped ruin a Manhattan lawyer’s reputation, a new lawsuit claims. Steven Hammond, a former partner at the firm Hughes, Hubbard and Reed, says in a $10 million defamation suit, that a hyper-sexualized Equinox campaign emboldened a gym employee to falsely accuse him of pleasuring himself in front of him in the steam room. The gym’s 2016-’17 “Commit […]
Another such accusation comes from Dino Sajudin, a former doorman for one of Trump’s buildings in New York City. Sajudin’s lawyer, Marc Held, told NBC News in a statement that Sajudin was threatened by AMI, which he said had paid him $30,000 to keep quiet about a relationship between Trump and a Playboy Playmate.
Sajudin’s agreement included a $1 million penalty if he spoke out.
“AMI threatened Dino Sajudin that speaking up would have detrimental, life changing consequences for him and his family,” Held said in the statement.
Woman first to claim infection after surgery at New Jersey facility NEW YORK (Reuters) – A former patient at a New Jersey surgical facility that state health officials said may have exposed thousands of patients to HIV and other blood-borne pathogens has tested positive for hepatitis B, one of her lawyers said on Thursday. The unidentified 58-year-old Brooklyn woman, a plaintiff in a lawsuit filed on Monday, is the first of 3,778 former patients at HealthPlus Surgery Center in Saddle […]
A New York woman has tested positive for hepatitis B after undergoing surgery at a facility in New Jersey that recently warned more than 3,000 patients that they may have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis as a result of “deficiencies in infection control” at the center. The 58-year-old Brooklyn woman, who asked to remain anonymous for privacy reasons, underwent shoulder surgery at the HealthPlus Surgery Center in August. In December, she was one of the 3,778 patients who received […]
WPIX A Brooklyn woman has tested positive for hepatitis B after having a procedure at a New Jersey surgery center that later warned thousands of patients they may have been exposed to blood-borne pathogens like hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV. The 58-year-old woman was one of more than 3,000 patients who were urged to get their blood tested by HealthPlus Surgery Center, which said their had been issues with sterilization. The warning applied to patients who had procedures at […]
“Going into a hospital or surgery center for any type of procedure is scary enough. Leaving that very same place with an unwarranted long-term disease, that could cause liver failure, cancer or death, due to on-site negligence, is simply reprehensible,” Marc Held said.
Booze cruise battle: Booted from NYC dock, owner sees racism By MICHAEL R. SISAKDecember 19, 2018 1 of 2 In this Nov. 30, 2018 photo, cruise boat owner Dwayne Braithwaite poses on his boat at a Brooklyn dock in New York. Braithwaite has filed a lawsuit alleging racism and accused the city contractor that runs the docks of punishing him for not paying kickbacks. The city and its contractor, Dock NYC, say Braithwaite and his vessels violated the terms of […]
“While it is evident that Equinox continuously does not take steps to protect its members from sexual assault, it is even more unconscionable that they would fire one of their own employees for speaking out about being a victim of the very same alleged sex crime that they repeatedly cover-up,” Alexander’s lawyer, Marc Held, said.
Attys For NY Uber Drivers Seek $1M In Fees In Fare Cut Spat By Linda Chiem Law360 (August 29, 2018, 9:47 PM EDT) — Attorneys for Uber drivers asked a New York federal judge Wednesday to sign off on more than $1 million in fees and costs, and the $3 million settlement they negotiated in a proposed class action alleging the ride-hailing giant miscalculated taxes and deductions from drivers’ fares. Attorneys with Coburn & Greenbaum PLLC and Held & Hines LLP, […]
https://www.law.com/americanlawyer/2018/08/29/hughes-hubbard-silent-on-practice-leaders-public-exposure-charges/ Hughes Hubbard Silent on Practice Leader’s Public Exposure Charges Steven Hammond, co-chair of the firm’s international practice, faces charges of public exposure and lewdness in New York. By Roy Strom August 29, 2018 at 05:49 PM Hughes Hubbard & Reed partner Steven Hammond pleaded not guilty this week to misdemeanor lewdness and public exposure charges, according to news reports, related to allegations that he masturbated in a sauna in front of an employee at a high-end Wall Street gym. Hammond, 65, co-chairs Hughes Hubbard’s international practice […]