Five Fast Facts: Black Maternal Health Week Edition

April 11th through April 17th marks the recognition of Black Maternal Health Week in the United States each year. America has one of the worst maternal mortality rates, approximately 10 times higher than that of other high-income countries. While these countries have an average of 2-3 deaths for every 100,000 live births, the U.S. clocks […]

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Employee Spotlight: Clara Ritterman-Peña

Introducing Clara, our Client Relations Manager. In her role, Clara responds to inquiries, meets with prospective clients, and oversees the flow of our intake department. She is a crucial member of the team.  Role at Crumiller:  Client Relations Manager  Favorite Book:  Matilda by Roald Dahl  Hometown:  Westchester, New York  Describe your morning routine:  In the […]

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Renowned Photographer Marc Baptiste Sued as Serial Sexual Predator

New York, NY –  Former model Alwantha Lawson has come forward with new allegations that photographer Marc Baptiste sexually assaulted her during a photoshoot in 2002. In 2002, Baptiste was powerful and well-known, having shot album covers for the Fugees, Aaliyah, and Erykah Badu. Lawson was a 22-year-old model on the rise: she had already […]

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Five Fast Facts: Women’s History Month Edition

During Women’s History Month, we recognize the contributions of women in U.S. history who overcame countless obstacles created by the patriarchy. Without the efforts of these women, we would not be where we are today. 1. Arabella Babb Mansfield was the first female attorney In 1869, Arabella “Belle” Mansfield became the first woman in the […]

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Crumiller Files Amicus Brief Asking 2nd Circ. To Reinstate $2.6M Harassment Verdict

On February 28, 2024, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals granted Crumiller P.C.’s motion for leave to file an amicus curiae brief in support of the plaintiff-appellant in Qorrolli v. Metropolitan Dental Associates. The brief requests that the appellate court convene en banc to decide whether the lower court abused its discretion by vacating a […]

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The Role of Juries in Preventing Racism in the Workplace

What is workplace race discrimination? Race is one of several protected classes under federal law, making it illegal to treat someone differently at work because of their race or skin color. Many states and cities have their own laws banning workplace racism. Laws, of course, do not prevent racial discrimination from happening. Instead, laws serve […]

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Employee Spotlight: Hilary J. Orzick

Introducing our new employee spotlight series! Each month, we’ll dive into the things that motivate, inspire, and make each Crumiller team member aspire for a better tomorrow. We’re kicking things off by highlighting our incredible senior associate Hilary J. Orzick. Role at Crumiller: Senior Associate Favorite Book: Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke Hometown: Port […]

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Five Fast Facts about NYC’s Gender-Motivated Violence Act (GMVA)

The Gender-Motivated Violence Act (GMVA) is a little-known New York City law that puts power back into the hands of sex abuse survivors by allowing them to file civil lawsuits for a specific time period. It is also known as the Victims of Gender-Motivated Violence Protection Law (VGMVPL) or the Gender Motivated-Violence Protection Act (GMVPA). […]

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Susan Crumiller Joins Roundtable on Racial Disparities in Maternal Healthcare

On December 1, 2023, Susan Crumiller joined an esteemed panel at Brooklyn Law School to discuss disparities in maternal heathcare for women of color. The event was co-hosted by Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn and Executive Director of Brooklyn Law School’s Center for Health, Science & Public Policy Karen Porter. The 16-person panel included experts ranging […]

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Susan Crumiller Explains What’s Next for the Adult Survivors Act on CBC Radio

On November 24, 2023, Susan Crumiller was interviewed on CBC Radio’s As it Happens about the Adult Survivors Act and what it means for survivors in New York. The Adult Survivors Act (ASA) opened a one-year lookback window that temporarily lifted the civil statute of limitations for sexual assaults committed against adults. Over 3,000 claims […]

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Nicole Moore’s Fight for Abortion Access Featured in Documentary “No One Asked You”

Crumiller client Nicole Moore was recently featured in No One Asked You, a feature-length documentary about the fight to save abortion rights. The film follows The Daily Show creator Lizz Winstead and her team at the advocacy non-profit Abortion Access Front for six years. Together they journey across the country while fighting to support abortion […]

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