Company scraps site to avoid suits for ADA violations

The Riese Organization owns dozens of restaurants in the Big Apple, but you won’t find a single Web site touting its franchises, including Pizza Hut, Nathan’s Famous and TGI Friday’s. “I took down the Riese Web site after I heard lawyers are suing companies for Americans with Disability Act

Classmate ‘poisoned’ boy with anti-psychotic medication: suit

A Harlem boy was “poisoned” by a charter-school classmate who gave him an anti-psychotic medication and told him it was candy, his mom claims in a lawsuit. The 11-year-old victim “was barely conscious [and] his eyes were rolling back into his head,” by the time his panicked mom got

Art collector won’t return painting stolen by Nazis: suit

A New York investor and art collector is ignoring pleas to return a painting looted by the Nazis, according to a lawsuit. Imre Pakh, 67, has dozens of works by renowned Hungarian artist Mihaly Munkacsy, and in 2009 launched a foundation to cement the artist’s legacy. One of the works

Art dealer accused of stealing from clients hit with more charges

The art dealer accused of stealing $10 million worth of clients’ art has been brought up on federal charges for allegedly cheating six people out of nearly $4 million in shady art deals.  see also Ezra Chowaiki — an ice-cream salesman turned gallerist — used his Park Avenue establishment Chowaiki

Judge skeptical of partnership claims in Apollo Global suit

see also A Manhattan Bankruptcy Court judge has taken a skeptical view toward a claim by group of disgruntled executives who sued Leon Black’s Apollo Global over its takeover of a Dutch logistics company. The former Ceva Logistics executives claim Apollo, which owns the company, breached a partnership agreement when

Roger Stone beats defamation case brought by political foe

Longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone on Friday beat a defamation case by a political rival who claimed the self-described “Dirty Trickster” falsely portrayed him as a child molester. Five of six Manhattan Supreme Court jurors found that former New York gubernatorial candidate Warren Redlich “failed to prove by a

Cryotherapy chamber destroyed my body: suit

A Westchester mom is suing Equinox and Nordic Cryotherapy, claiming a botched treatment in the freezing chamber left her with severe injuries from frostbite. Cherie Glassman, 50, was a regular at the Armonk Equinox where she was invited to try celebrity-endorsed cryotherapy from a mobile treatment center in June,

Sergeant took naked pics of girlfriend, shared with office: suit

A state Corrections officer says her former ­prison-sergeant boyfriend took naked photos and videos of her — and then shared them co-workers, a new lawsuit says. Correction Officer Denise Martin says in the Manhattan federal-court suit that she and then-beau Sgt. Jeffrey Rorick worked at the Bedford Hills Correctional

Crane operator in deadly accident sues for defamation

The crane operator blamed for the 2016 collapse that killed a Harvard-trained mathematician on his way to work, and injured three others on a windy February morning, is suing investigators for defamation — insisting he was not the “root cause” of the accident. The city probe, conducted by an

Kitchen workers claim sex harassment at McCormick & Schmick’s

Five female kitchen workers at McCormick & Schmick’s filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the national seafood chain on Tuesday, alleging they were groped by male colleagues and subjected to lewd comments like “this is your food” as one chef grabbed his crotch. The complaint – filed Tuesday by

Judge, DA husband accused in plot to get cases before friendly jurists

A court clerk has filed a federal suit that charges former top Staten Island Administrative Judge Judith McMahon “conspired” with her husband, the borough’s district attorney, to judge shop on narcotics cases to make sure prosecutors got a sympathetic jurist. Judge McMahon and her hubby, DA Michael McMahon “conspired

Appeals panel upholds dismissal of defamation suit against Trump

President Donald Trump has survived a GOP consultant’s attempt to revive her $4 million defamation case against him, with an appeals panel ruling that Cheryl Jacobus couldn’t show that his tweets calling her a “real dummy” hurt her career. A lower court tossed Jacobus’ Manhattan Supreme Court suit in

Family of man who died playing beer pong wins $16M suit

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The family of a Connecticut man who fell to his death from a fourth-floor window after a fight while playing beer pong has been awarded nearly $16 million in a lawsuit filed against three other players. The Connecticut Post reported Monday that a jury ruled in

Brinks robbery driver sues parole board for denying her release

Former Weather Underground radical Judith Clark ​– ​who drove the getaway car in the infamous 1981 Brinks robbery that killed two New York police officers and a security guard ​– ​is suing the state parole board for denying her release. “The board’s decision elected to treat Ms. Clark as

Trump’s tweet proves he won’t let CFPB stay independent: suit

President Trump’s surprise tweet last week that threatened higher fines for Wells Fargo is proof that he has no plans to let the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau stay independent, a federal lawsuit alleges. The Tuesday brief from a New York credit union — which is trying to prevent the

Hotel starved us during $37K bat mitzvah: suit

A Manhattan couple says a hotel left their 1,200 bat mitzvah guests so hungry that the adults resorted to raiding the kids’ ice cream, according to a lawsuit. Mom and party host Nancy Held charges in a Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit that Hotel Eventi badly botched the $37,000 birthday

States sue Trump administration for failing to enforce smog rules

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Fourteen states and the District of Columbia announced Thursday that they are suing the Trump administration over what they say is a failure to enforce smog standards. The US Environmental Protection Agency has not designated any areas of the country as having unhealthy air, missing an

Wall Street banking on $1B NFL concussion settlement

Wall Street is starting to move to profit from the NFL concussion settlement, The Post has learned. At least three major Wall Street investment banks in the last few months have quietly moved, both directly and indirectly, to buy up a small number of claims filed by former players

SEC slaps ‘Tiger Cub’ hedgie, husband for ‘improper sharing’

A “Tiger Cub” hedge-fund manager has been getting a little too cuddly with her husband — when it comes to sharing insider information, that is. Nehal Chopra — a TV personality and investing protege of Julian Robertson, the legendary founder of Tiger Management — was slapped by securities regulators

Research firm looks to have Pishevar suit tossed

A Virginia opposition research firm moved Wednesday to have a lawsuit filed by Silicon Valley billionaire Shervin Pishevar tossed. see also Pishevar, the subject of several recent sexual-misconduct accusations, recently sued Definers Public Affairs — accusing it of running “a malicious smear campaign” designed to incite “false, defamatory, and highly

Dismissal of radio suit could bring more money to songwriters

Songwriters won a victory in their fight to collect more money from radio stations last week when a judge recommended the dismissal of a suit stations filed in Pennsylvania. The state has no jurisdiction over Los Angeles-based Global Music Rights, which represents top songwriters Jon Bon Jovi, Drake

Mom: My ex is teaching our son extremist Muslim views

In a first-of-its-kind case, a New York mom is seeking sole custody of her 11-year-old son — claiming her ex-husband is indoctrinating him with extremist Muslim views. “My deep concern is that he is radicalizing a beautiful, young, innocent mind; a fragile child,” according to the petition filed by

College student suspended for sexual harassment sues school

MONTPELIER, Vt. — A male student who was suspended from the University of Vermont this fall after being accused of groping a female student at an off-campus party has sued the school, saying he didn’t grope the student and the school’s faulty disciplinary system is biased against men. The