Bouveng v. NYG Capital LLC et al
||NYG Capital LLC and Benjamin Wey
||July 21, 2014
||US District Court for the Southern District of New York
||Foley Square Office
||XX Out of State
||Paul G. Gardephe
|Nature of Suit:
||Civil Rights: Jobs
|Cause of Action:
||28:1332ac Diversity-Account Receivable
|Jury Demanded By:
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|December 7, 2017
OPINION AND ORDER: The Court believes monetary sanctions in the form of defense counsel's fees for preparation for and attendance at the conference are appropriate. However, the Court believes that the 17.8 hours that two attorneys billed for preparing the ex parte settlement letter were slightly excessive and, accordingly, finds it appropriate to reduce the amount sought by defense counsel. In its discretion, the Court directs that counsel for plaintiff reimburse Colton and his firm in the amount of $5,000 for the work related to the letter and $1,250 for attendance at the conference for a total of $6,250. In addition, the Court concludes that in evaluating the totality of the circumstances here, a fine is also appropriate. Accordingly, the Court directs that plaintiff's counsel pay a fine of $1,000 to the Clerk of the Court. For all these reasons, the Morelli Law Firm is directed to pay the sum of $6,250 to the Dentons law firm, and to pay $1,000 to the Clerk of the Court. These payments should be made no later than 14 days from the date of this Opinion and Order, and as further set forth in this order. (Signed by Magistrate Judge James L. Cott on 12/7/2017) (ap)
|March 31, 2016
MEMORANDUM OPINION & ORDER re: 255 MOTION for Judgment as a Matter of Law . MOTION for New Trial and/or for Remittur of Compensatory and Punative Damages filed by NYG Capital LLC, Benjamin Wey.Defendants' motion for judgment as a matter of law is denied. Defendants' motion for a new trial as to liability is denied. Defendant's motion for a new trial as to damages is granted unless Plaintiff agrees in writing by April 10, 2016, to a remittitur reducin g the (1) compensatory damage award on the NYSHRL and NYCHRL quid pro quo sexual harassment claims to $150,000; (2) punitive damage award on the defamation claim against Wey to $1.5 million; and (3) punitive damage award on the defamation claim against FNL Media to $1.5 million. The Clerk of the Court is directed to terminate the motion (Dkt. No. 255). (Signed by Judge Paul G. Gardephe on 3/31/2016) (tro)
|June 2, 2015
MEMORANDUM OPINION & ORDER re: 48 MOTION to Dismiss the 2nd Amended Complaint filed by FNL Media LLC, NYG Capital LLC, Benjamin Wey. For the reasons stated above, Defendants' motion to dismiss is granted as to: (1) the assault and battery claim against Defendants NYGG and FNL Media; (2) the intentional infliction of emotional distress claim against all Defendants, and (3) the breach of contract claims against FNL Media. Defendants' motion to dismiss is otherwise denied. The Clerk of the Court is directed to terminate the motion (Dkt. No. 48). (Signed by Judge Paul G. Gardephe on 6/1/2015) (tro)
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