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As Richstone of Hercules Medical Is Sued For Discrimination Trial Looms Text Messages In

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Aug 14 –  Leonides Duverny sued Hercules Medical P.C. and Geoffrey Richstone for gender and national origin discrimination, and overtime.

  On August 14 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Denise L. Cote held a telephone proceeding with attorneys in the case including Joshua Friedman and Inner City Press called in. Things got strange quickly.

 Judge Cote's deputy asked, Who just called in?

"Inner City Press."

 Lawyer asked, "What is the name of the reporter?"

  It seemed strange, but the answer was given: Matthew Russell Lee.

 Lawyer asked, Who do you spell that?

  "Would you ask that if these were in the courtroom? Anyway, L-E-E."

 The deputy, a week after Inner City Press was told not to speak when counsel said they wanted no media on a public call, asked for the discussion to cease. Research did not cease.

  Duverny now lives in Haiti. Defendant Geoffrey Richstone, according even to re-filed Docket Number 78, has cancer treatments and so requests any trial start on Mondays in the second and/or fourth week of the month. It might be November, it was said.

 Now on October 29, Judge Cote held a final pre-trial conference, ruling on motions in limine. Text messages are coming in. The defense insisted that Ms. Duverny was not tested by random men but employees. It promises to be some trial.

The case is Duverny v. Hercules Medical P.C. et al., 18-cv-07652 (Cote)



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