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Patrice Lataillade's wrongful termination comlaint against Marc Jacobs International.
Patrice Lataillade's wrongful termination comlaint against Marc Jacobs International.

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04/26/2014

 
IFILED:NEWYORKCOUNTYCLERK03/29/20111
NYSCEFDOC.NO.1INDEXNO.650845/2011RECEIVEDNYSCEF:03/29/2011
SUPREMECOURTOFTHESTATEOFNEWYORKCOUNTYOFNEWYORK
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PATRICELATAILLADE,IndexNo.Plaintiff,SUMMONS-against-PlaintiffdesignatesNewYorkCountyasthebasisforvenue.MARCJACOBSINTERNATIONALLLC;LOUISThebasisofvenueisCPLRVUITTONMOETHENNESSYINC.;ANDROBERT
§
503.DUFFY,Defendants.
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TOTHEABOVE-NAMEDDEFENDANTS:Youareherebysummonedandrequiredtoserveupontheplaintiffsattorneyananswertothecomplaintinthisactionwithintwenty(20)daysaftertheserviceofthissummonsandcomplaint,exclusiveofthedayofservice,orwithinthirty(30)daysafterserviceiscompleteifthissummonsandcomplaintisnotpersonallydeliveredtoyouwithintheStateofNewYork.Incaseofyourfailuretoanswer,judgmentwillbetakenagainstyoubydefaultforthereliefdemandedinthecomplaint.Dated:NewYork,NewYorkMarch28,2011VLADECK,WALDMAN,ELIAS
&
ENGELHARD,P.c.By:
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eC.VladeckDebra
L.
RaskinAttorneysforPlaintiff1501Broadway,Suite800NewYork,NewYork10036(212)403-7300
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SUPREMECOURTOFTHESTATEOFNEWYORKCOUNTYOFNEWYORK
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PATRICELATAILLADE,IndexNo.Plaintiff,VERIFIEDCOMPLAINT-against-PLAINTIFFDEMANDSMARCJACOBSINTERNATIONALLLC;LOUISATRIALBYJURYVUITTONMOETHENNESSYINC.;ANDROBERTDUFFY,Defendants.
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PlaintiffPatriceLataillade("Lataillade"or''plaintiff'),byhisattorneys,Vladeck,Waldman,Elias
&
Engelhard,P.C.,complainingofdefendantsMarcJacobsInternationalLLC("MIT");LouisVuittonMoetHennessyInc.("LVMH"),andRobertDuffy(collectively"defendants"),allegesasfollows:NATUREOFCLAIMS
1.
LatailladewassubjectedtoadiscriminatoryenvironmentoffensivetohimandothersandwasfiredinretaliationforobjectingtothatenvironmentatMJI,oneofLVMH'sbrands.TheintentionalnatureofLVMH'sfailuretopreventdiscriminationandretaliationisconsistentwithitspatternofweighingpublicreactionbeforepunishingbiasedconduct.Onlyafterthepublicoutcryaboutanti-SemiticandracistcommentsbyitsrepresentativeshasLVMHtriedtodistanceitselffromsuchremarks.2.Accordingly,thisactionisbroughttoremedydiscriminationonthebasisofsexmthetenusandconditionsofemployment,andretaliationforoppositiontounlawfulemploymentpractices,
in
violationoftheNewYorkStateHumanRightsLaw,§296etseq.(the
270643-,I
 
"StateLaw")andtheAdministrativeCodeoftheCityofNewYork,§8-107etseq.(the"CityLaw").Plaintiffseekslostwages,compensatoryandpunitivedamages,andotherappropriatelegalrelief.PARTIES3.PlaintiffLatailladeisacitizenofFrance.HewasemployedbydefendantsfromMay1996throughSeptember7,2010,whenhisemploymentwasunlawfullyterminated.4.DefendantLouisVuittonMoetHennessyInc.isaninternationalgroup,whichowns,
in
wholeorinpart,morethan50luxurybrands,ofwhichMarcJacobsInternationalLLCisone.5.DefendantMarcJacobsInternationalLLCisalimitedliabilitycompanyorganizedunderthelawsoftheStateofDelaware.
MJI
isanemployerwithinthemeaningoftheStateLawandCityLaw,andis
in
thebusinessoffashiondesignofapparel,leathergoodsandotheraccessones.6.DefendantRobertDuffy("Duffy")isthePresidentof
MIl,
anduponinformationandbelief,acitizenofNewYork.7.Venueisproper
in
NewYorkCountybecausethedefendantsresideinNewYorkCounty.
ill
addition,mostoftheeventsgivingrisetothisactionoccurredinNewYorkCounty.FACTUALALLEGATIONS8.LatailladebeganhisemploymentwithLVMHinMay1996.HebeganhistenurethereasaBusinessControllerforLouisVuittonMalletier,anLVMHownedbusinessinParis;in1998becametheChiefFinancialOfficer("CFO")forLouisVuittonItalyandLVMH
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