NYPD Coerced me to drop charges or go to jail with a hole in my retina Saturday arrest for Dr Fagelman's savagely violent lying receptionist Delita Hooks' running punch to my eye grabbing my hair trying to drag me down the hall by my hair damaging my neck not fired or arrested I agreed to false arrest Oct 16 immediate than Det John Vergona changed my false arrest date to Saturday oct. 20, 2012 4PM IAB let him and his supervisor retire! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh9TedhfthE I am alleging fix, favors and retaliation -- please look at the first page -- it mentions HP tied to 911 Tech corruption as well as mayor Bloomberg Ray Kelly free rides Air Bloomberg....http://www.scribd.com/doc/188752042/NYPD-Commissioner-Ray-Kelly-Charles-Campisi-DI-Ed-Winski-Lt-Agnes-Lt-Angelo-Burgos-IAB-Sgt-Mary-O-Donnell-Sgt-Chen-Det-Andy-Dwyer-Det-John-Ve

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Internal Affairs Protected Call a Cop for Soho First Precinct Under DI Ed winski The Mercer Hotel PO Eugene Schatz to Coercion down the street with PO Gene Schatz's FB friends Det John Vergona and Det Andy Dwyer

Internal Affairs Protected Call a Cop for Soho First Precinct Under DI Ed winski The Mercer Hotel PO Eugene Schatz to Coercion down the street with PO Gene Schatz's FB friends Det John Vergona and Det Andy Dwyer

NYPD IA crimes inspired NYPD App tracker on top of the call for a new Commission police NYPD IA DA corruption.


.@PreetBharara .@NYPDChiefofDept .@CommissBratton .@FBI FBI clueless how corrupt Internal Affairs is or party3crime http://suzannahbtroy.blogspot.com/2016/07/internal-affairs-protected-call-cop-for.html?m=1

@LorettaLynch FBI clueless how corrupt Internal Affairs is or party2crime http://suzannahbtroy.blogspot.com/2016/07/internal-affairs-protected-call-cop-for.html?m=1 Eric Garner hand written lawsuit 8 yrs ago

Internal Affairs Protected Call a Cop for Soho First Precinct Under DI Ed winski The Mercer Hotel PO Eugene Schatz to Coercion down the street with PO Gene Schatz's FB friends Det John Vergona and Det Andy Dwyer for Dr Andrew Fagelman a pile up of crimes Delita Hooks 2nd degree assault, false cross complaint, threatened me  in a signed letter to the NYPD to her NYPD fixer and my guess Joe Tacopina drafted it  as well as my guess he did the sock puppet YouTube account identifying himself as a lawyer threatening to bury me destroyed me if I took any action he would see the tables turned on me that's also a serious crime as is lying to the police during an open investigation as well as threatening intimidating a victim telling them not to come forward .

 Lying to the police during open investigation  is still a crime even if the NYPD are lying in police reports which they did and if Dr. Fagelman was party to coercion, having me threatened, party  to his employees lying, party to threats than he has committed a series of crimes as well.

Internal Affairs lied to me repeatedly when Bratton but the Public Advicate at that time de Blasio  documents that it was an open case and I have a foil report.

There are more FB friend party to the coercion including PO Eugene Schatz's partner Det Tommy Moran.

The blue wall of silence protected by top cops and chiefs in Internal Affairs and IA repeatedly LIED to me even telling me it was not a police matter!

Internal Affairs also protected NYPD top cops taking GRAFT lavish gifts on 911 from top contractors stealing delivering late, delivering crap and a flawed system jeopardizing the safety of this City!!!

The Mercer Hotel & Michael Rawson Protest - Part 5 PO Schatz rushed over using his siren to get here you can see the clock says 12:20 and we have ended the protest but Schatz acts like his is on the Mercer Hotels speed dial 

http://suzannahbtroy.blogspot.com/2010/11/mercer-hotel-michael-rawson-protest.html Here is the link to the video of NYPD PO Eugene Schatz using his sirens illegally to rush to get to our protest to stop harassing Veterans!

This woman NYPD officer was in the car the first time PO Schatz the first time he used his vehicle like a weapon on behalf of The Mercer Hotel - we he barked at me aggressively they can park there and she would have to lie under oath about his rushing with his sirens which is a violation -- there was NO EMERGENCY and I want to know what else she witnessed and knows about PO Eugene Schatz.  From the Mercer it goes worse with PO Eugene Schtaz's FB friends Det John VERGONA and Det Andy Dwyer willing to send me a message.

NYPD PO Eugene Schatz  illegally used his sirens and she can verify it as well as the other incident I reported to Internal Affairs and it was caught on the VM I left for IA but IA has been covering up for them all but SCHATZ"S facebook friends took it much further Dr Andrew Fagelman who is down the street from The mercer hotel.

NYPD Det John VERGONA breaking the laws coercion, threatening me, lying in polce reports ---  NYPD retaliation starts here with The Mercer Hotel down the street from Dr Andrew Fagelman.


I have video evidence I wasn't going to be quiet about NYPD PO Schatz's wrong doing involving the Mercer Hotel and here with Delita Hooks she gave me the finger -- the video starts with me asking her to please give me the finger again because now I am filming.

Schtaz NYPD det facebook friends involved in coercion sent me a message to keep my head down and I was to take what ever they were going to dole out including coercing and lying I have a videos and photos of Schatz harassing and or illegal parking or violating CPR and illegally using his sirens so this was pay back fixing if for Dr Andrew Fagelman who did not want to fire Delita Hooks.  Dr Fagelman blames me for Delita HOOKS violating my patient rights and my body making a hole in my retina and the corrupt NYPD IA blame me for NYPD coercion lying so they are willing to cover up like Zachary Carter but a New Commission in to police corruption can finally get them all exposed for what they did to me.

I have to go thru the videos -- I have to find the one where NYPD PO Eugene Schatz illegally uses his sirens to harass me and United States Veterans I organized a protest for because Schatz's friends at the Mercer Hotel have him on speed dial perhaps so he can get invited to fancy events -- Preet Bharara thinks NYPD only do fixing and favors for money not parties or power trips like my case and Schatz and his partner Det Tommy Moran who wouldn't answer my question about it via facebook I believe all party to coercion -- they went to the First Precinct's designated bar and even had a good laugh like Dwyer and Vergona's supervisor laughed over the phone Delita HOOKS had given me the finger and than tried to beat me to a pulp -- see a common thread?

Sgt Chen laughed and said over the phone you were the one assaulted at the doctor's.

Yes and I believe Dr Fagelman called up just like the Mercer hotel down the street and Internal Affairs under Ray Kelly and Bratton have been covering up and corrupt Zachary Carter and his lawyers are using white out like in the nursing home they are blacking out the truth -- just like Eric Garner's hand written lawsuit and indictment of the NYPD crimes and wrong doing have bene blacked out.

I will post videos of Schatz's violating CPR and protocol illegally using his sirens rushing get to a 20 minute protest  because Vet Vendors couldn't afford to be away from their tables any longer than 20 minutes and Ray Kelly a veteran Bratton a Veteran protected all these NYPD not Veterans that harassed us and than up the stakes of retaliation to violate protocol and than break the law.

Bratton says the crack addict calling NYPD po social media doesn't represent the NYPD but doesn't it..http://suzannahbtroy.blogspot.com/2016/07/zachary-carter-must-be-fired-corp.html

they are employees and it seems like groups of NYPD unite on facebook and in my case their Facebook pages hold clues to the coercion, lying in police reports like Schatz is the catalyst for his facebook friend's to refuse to meet me and lie in police reports and commit the crime of coercion to teach me a lesson for Schatz who FB page photo is the finger...my guess more clues but NYPD and Internal Affairs are protecting him and will until I get a new Commission and my goal to bring them in and question them under oath.  I am trying to do that now in NY State Supreme Court by Zachary Carter is doing his criminal dirty deeds just like the nursing home. 

Schatz has pictures of Tony Bennet again -- the NYPD will do fixing and favors to be invited to parties and events by the rich they do fixing and favors for so is that how he got that picture.

Are these fellow NYPD who know about 1800 NYPD fix it?

I am a victim of a pile up of crimes from Dr Andrew Fagelman's to the First Precinct Det Squad and NYPD PO Eugene Schatz's facebook page holds clues.

I have been working on uploading the videos of Schtaz harassing me and US Veterans -- again Schtaz I am guessing along with all the corrupt cops in my case that are his facebook friends are not veterans. 
I will post the link soon.

I want to know who are these men and if they know anything about NYPD fixing and favors?

I demand Justice my case.

Schatz inspired the NYPD app tracker and via the app that will some be reality fellow victims can find each other.  The NYPD covered up his wrong doing along with Vergona and Dwyer and the NYPD can thank them and NYPD Sgt Chen and Lt Burgos all cowards who never met me and lied and are still having their lawyers lie saying they did an investigation -- they did not they commited crmies or were party to committing crimes coercion lying in police reports.

I want to know who are these men and do they know about NYPD fixing and favors as well as retaliation.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Michael Rawson of Mercer Hotel Infamy Thought FBI on Speed Dial like NYPD PO Gene Schatz

No Eugene Schatz in the FBI for Michael Rawson who calls me a liar but I am not liar so that makes Micahel Rawson a liar.  He is very sick and I am questioning whether he has been using sock puppet accounts to harass and menace me and other activists he has threatened.  It should be noted the Korean War Veteran Eric Youngquist has died of Prostrate Cancer and Eric asked me to fight for him because Michael Rawson would come out with a measuring tape or the call the police on him over inches.  Michael possible has used a fake email account to harass me after I left a voicemail for Det Tommy Moran about his partner PO Eugene Schatz.  I believe Schatz played the message for Michael Rawson and I have harassed every since including by the NYPD  I allege he has on speed dial and I guess he is disappointed he does not have the FBI on speed dial but the FBI aren't rushing to arrest NYPD doing fixing and favors for the Mercer Hotel or NYPD taking gifts on 911 that went budget billion dollars google NYPD Chief Chuck Dowd NYDN.

The NYPD 01 Precinct allowed The Mercer Hotel to run an illegal parking valet service in the loading and unloading zone but Michael Rawson got the NYPD to ticket a dying Korean War Veteran Eric who has since died of PROSTRATE cancer and now 5 months ago -- see SCRIBD.com Michael Rawson's crazy lying rants because if you call me a liar you are the liar and the rants posted on Youtube admit trying to remove all evidence of the protests!
Look at scribd.com.   Michael Rawson is connected to whom that he thought he could get the NYPD to pull an NYPD PO Eugene Schatz for him but he failed.  The FBI refused to falsely harass me like the First Precinct did and worse.
Did Michael Rawson Get a Youtube to delete video evidence of NYPD PO Schatz illegally using sirens to get to protest at The Mercer Hotel 2 min before 20 min protest was to end?
Does Michael Rawson know who threw water at a Veteran from the Metcer Hotel Windows pretty high up floor? P

Mike Rawson my opinion a sick mentally ill power hungry crack pot who admits  he is tried flagging me on YouTube and I'm questioning whether he thought he'd have the FBI on speed dial like he has the NYPD.  NYPD  for sale like she pieces of candy want to come to the 1st Precinct and rich people but I guess the FBI weren't willing to accommodate like the First Precinct because he is a crazy liar and cyber stalked me?  Did Michael Rawson use fake sock puppet accounts to menace, harass me and a fake  Mail account which I've sensed a ternal fares involving the voicemail I left for detective Tommy Moran how many years ago that's now part of my lawsuit involving PO Eugene Schatz  questions even then weather was Michael Rawson.

Evidence of Michael Rawson cyber stalking me? Michael Rawson is a liar because he calls me a liar and I am not but look at his irrational comments. Did he have NYPD Schataz on speed dial?
I want to ask Michael Rawson under oath if he had NYPD PO Eugene Schatz on speed dial and who else at the First Precinct and anyone NYPD retired or otherwise.  I guess Michael Rawson can't get fixing and favors from the FBI.



I want Michael Rawson to answer questions about  NYPD PO Gene Schatz and Det Tommy Moran and other NYPD and retired NYPD and about me under oath.  

Dear FBI — I am guessing you don’t want to bother me because you have not arrested NYPD that took gifts on 911 ECTP and HP one example was stealing delivering late…

FBI isn’t on Michael Rawson’s speed dial like the First Precinct

Dear FBI:
Re: 911 also know as ECTP
As I have written you before re: retired NYPD #$%%%%%  group, HP #$$#$$%%%  #1 thief HP and special secretary DOITT ##### - question them.  

It was open season to steal/over bill by many contractors consultants and I'm guessing lobbyists... DOITT knew, DOI knew anyone who could do simple math knew it including City Council who pushed through billions of dollars of overruns on technology contracts just like they pushed thru illegal third term because they get money real estate including for their family it's just one corrupt cesspool of greed, arrogance and stupidity. 

Contractors that overbilled us connected to Homeland security so you won't touch them.  

Gartner Group Teflon as well. 

I warned you August 20, 2012 before hurricane Sandy 911 would collapse.  It told you they were stealing,  it was HP but not just HP.   It wasn't just the phone lines on 911 and 311 over priced tech messes although 311 improving. 

You may or may not know 1 of my sources but djlfsdlkfsjldkkdfsj harmed because of intimidation or threats which is what she went through arrested by same NYPD Det squad 01 Precinct -- they made her original complaint against #$$%%%% group his resume on LinkedIn and he is retired NYPD aka part of 1800 Nypd PBA IAB fix it and familiar with Nypd chief chuck Dowd.   

Warning if you look at his LinkedIn page signed into yours he can see you!  

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Preet Bharara Pretending NYPD 1-800 NYPD fix it Brings city another step closer to rioting

Preet: what are you going to do when there riots on the street because the NYPD do fixing in favors and you were extremely selective when in reality it came from the very top Ray Kelly and Bill Bratton fixing in favors internal affairs  was involved including my case 1800 NYPD fix it.  At some point the city will be a victim of rioting because for too long the agencies that should've done something failed us completely and let the NYPD get away with murder literally and figuratively
http://nypdnewcommission.blogspot.com/2015/10/corrupt-nypd-det-vergona-coerced-me.html?m=1  Who is John Verga -- and why does he put a house in trust for NYPD Det John Vergona.   Later John Vergona's wife it appears takes out a mortgage.   Vergona earns under 100 thousand a year and has at least 1 large house in Staten Island.

The first time I witnessed 1800 NYPD fix it was for The Mercer Hotel.  The Mercer Hotel had Det JOHN Vergona's facebook friend NYPD PO Eugene Schatz on speed dial.  Schatz was later "promoted" to community affairs my guess to better service as in 1800 NYPD fix it the rich folks of Soho.

I also call it 1800 NYPD Internal Affairs DA fix it which happened in my case.

The city is quiet - it make take another homicide  but this is the direction we are currently heading because corruption is systemic it goes all the way to the very top internal affairs is involved in protecting it just like my case.

.@nypost Bharara call a cop v I've handed out 10k cards 1800NYPD fix it http://suzannahbtroy.blogspot.com/2016/06/preet-bharara-pretending-nypd-1-800.html?m=1 future riots Preet pretends not systemic?

 To hear Preet talk about calling cops in his press conference that's exactly what happened in my case there's no doubt about it and fixing in favors even continued on protecting the cops that broke the law  and I have a letter in federal court proving it I'm to have to Ray Kelly and Charles Campisi the chief of internal affairs. 

I handed Ray Kelly my card my Justice card that says the NYPD fix crime like a Las Vegas casino I handed it to him in front of City Hall as I walked into go testify that we need a criminal prosecution of 911 tech cru I handed Ray Kelly my card my Justice card that says the NYPD fix crime like a Las Vegas casino I handed it to him in front of City Hall as I walked into go testify that we need a criminal prosecution of 911 tech crooks.   I handed my card to NYPD chief chuck Dowd who unbeknownst to me, was excepting lavish gifts  from tech contractors and consultants that were over billing as much is 600% delivering late and delivering crap  danger in all our lives with their greed and stupidity and the NYPD we're charging a toll  so to speak to get away with it!   Mayor Bloomberg and his puppets and city Council including Christine Quinn protecting all this criminal wrongdoing along with Preet and corrupt DA Cyrus Vance - Rose Gill Hearn and now Mark Peters aka Bill de Blasio's campaign finance guy.

 I hands of the card to Ray Kelly coercion is a crime that I was coerced  that it's at 1-800 NYPD fix it -- and what is Preet Bharara and Loretta Lynch going to do? Nothing.  Cy Vance 100  percent guilty on the 911 tech her option case and my case he protected NYPD coercion lying in police report like  he protected Goldman Sachs another top banks involved in the Wall Street implosion and he falsely prosecuted a Goldman Sachs programmer why because Goldman Sachs requested it just like guess who called that the Manhattan DA Cy Vance and asked that  Jeffrey Epstein sex predator status be lowered said Jeff could fly all over the place and not have to register.

Front cover  Federal lawsuit it says the NYPD fix crime stats like a Las Vegas casino -- it sure feels like Judge Allison Nathan fixed it for the NYPD in my case just like she fixed it for a retired cop who is bribing NYPD Sgt so he could access  databases he shouldn't of been accessing but  judge Nathan also fixed it for Christine Quinn and Mike Bloomberg - Bloomberg administration didn't she?   I should've asked her if she is friends if she goes out with Christine Quinn she and her wife got with Christine Quinn and her wife or meet at functionS  should've asked her to recuse herself if so.

 The NYPD fix crime like a Las Vegas casino is on the front page of my motion not dismiss my case.

Ray Kelly Rivals Bratton Fixing Crime My lawsuit front page NYPD Fix Crime Stats Like Las Vegas Casino

Photos of Delita Hooks Prove She, NYPD Det John Vergona LIED

Detective John Vergona lied in police reports verbally violently threatened me over the phone because the corrupt evil coward would not meet me and I was not able to get his badge number either because corrupt NYPD hide their identities like klu klux clan members.  Det John Vergona was going to false arrest me with a hole in my retina and cervical damage from Delita Hooks grabbing my hair after a running punch to my left eye repeatedly yanking my arthritic neck trying to pull me down the hall by my hair trying to pull me to her as she tried kicking me and when she failed repeatedly to kick me the groin she pressed her barefoot against me.

I finally found a Det John Vergona who said on his facebook page he lives in Manhattan but I checked it a FB friend who confirmed he lives on Staten Island and his other FACEBOOK Friends are Det Andy Dwyer Delita Hooks evil corrupt Detective who participated in lying in police reports and the threats and coercion directed at me including Delita Hooks signed letter to the NYPD threatening me and how I found Det John Vergona to serve him in NY State Supreme court since 1 Police Plaza refused service for retired Det John Vergona is the fact he is married to Susan Balzan Vergona so I was able to track him down and have a process server serve him at his home in Staten Island but the biggest shock was seeing his and Andy Dwyer's faces and see they are facebook friends with NYPD PO Eugene Schatz and his partner Tommy Moran.  Schatz was the first cop I reports to internal affairs and just a few blocks from where I was attacked.  I left a message for Det Tommy Moran that Schatz is bad and the next morning I got an email with a fake account telling me I am a bad artist and gay bashing me.


HE TOLD ME IT WAS EVEN STEVEN and if I did not drop the charges he would
4 Judges Have Not Looked at the YouTube of Delita Hooks Savage Assault and Det John Vergona and Delita Hooks Lies

These photo grabs are going in my motion to not dismiss so a 5 judge can whoops can't pretend the NYPD did not commit a series of crimes along with Delita Hooks and ANYONE THAT LIED to the NYPD during the course of an open investigation -- anyone behind the scenes involved in retaliation.

The City is asking my case be thrown out on a technicality but I am prepping a motion that will finally not make it easy for judges to not look at the evidence.

Four Judges never looked at the video and listened to the audios proving the NYPD violated my rights and also broke the law including coercion and lying in police reports.  Besides coercion Det John Vergona was verbally violent and yelled at me YOU ARE GOING TO DROP THOSE CHARGES (not it was plural charges) OR I AM GOING TO ARREST YOU!.

The defense lawyer in Federal Court handed in some police reports not understanding they incriminated her clients proving my case underscoring the NYPD lied and Internal Affairs as guilty protecting the corrupt NYPD and Delita Hooks who both lied during an open investigation so both Delita Hooks and the NYPD and Internal Affairs lying including in written documents like Delita Hooks SIGNED letter openly threatening me to her corrupt NYPD fixer are serious crimes.

A list of Det John Vergona's lies are here but clearly you can hear Delita Hooks threatened me with bodily harm to slap the crap out of me as she violently gestures and I back away as she repeated hits me -- you can see the KEYS coming at me as she strikes me and than she switches hands and strikes me with the iPhone and than she throws her shoes and later after I told her not to touch my body she presses her barefoot against my groin touching my vagina -- if a man did that that would be sexual assault -- the most shocking disturbing parts of her attack including threatening me with bodily harm all omitted from the DD5 including the fact I sent the video along with the photographs and my MD's notes. 

Delita HOOKS false cross complaint I paid 15 dollars and filled out the top of the form  to get it -- it appears she came in 2 days after me.

Private investigator with a witness asked  Dr Andrew Fagelman if he spoke to the NYPD and Dr Andrew Fagelman said NO COMMENT as if answering could incriminate him?  Did he call
1800NYPD fix it?  Did the NYPD cater to the wealthy?  Yes.

I filed out this form and mailed it to one police plaza asking for her false cross complaint.  The NYPD employee wrote what down Delita Hooks lies at the very bottom -- Delita Hooks lied during an open police investigation along with others including the NYPD but she does acknowledge she understood I was a patient.


Preet Bharara Pretending NYPD 1-800 NYPD fix it Brings city another step closer to rioting 










Vergona got to retire with his full pension isn't that a nice perk -- fixing and favors from Charles Campisi and how many supervisors in the chain of command that fixed it for all involved in my case that violated protocol their oath and broke the law.
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How many blogs since 2012 have I created that say the NYPD fix crime -- NYC Above the Law blog is dedicated to Michael Rawson of the Mercer Hotel....remember NYPD det John Vergona's facebook friend -- the mercer hotel had him on speed dial.  NYPDNew Commission blog, Adrian Schoolcraft Blog, First Precinct Fix crime blog they fixed mine.... Preet Bharara says call a cop -- yes Preet it is 1800 NYPD IA DA fix it and you are kidding yourself if you do not admit it is citywide.
I know I am a victim still waiting for Justice and what about NYPD chief Chuck dowd who took lavish gifts as 911 tech crooks stole money and delivered late and delivered crap worse then CityTime a payroll system -- 911 is about saving lives and by they way the 900 million dollar command center still not up.
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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Naked Auditors Case Shows Wall Street Not Cured of Sexism

Naked auditors’ case shows Wall Street not cured of sexism - Taipei Times

Sun, Jun 05, 2011 - Page 11 News List

‘Naked auditors’ case shows Wall Street not cured of sexism

By Susan Antilla  /  Bloomberg

Suzannah Troy shouts in protest in front of the townhouse in the Tribeca area of Manhattan, New York, where former IMF managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn is being held under house arrest on May 26. Troy was complaining about the aquittal of two New York police officers who were accused of raping a drunk woman they had been called to help, and also about Strauss-Kahn being allowed out on bail and to stay in a luxury apartment.

Photo: AFP

Fifteen years after female brokers sued Smith Barney & Co in a lawsuit famously known as the Boom-Boom Room case, financial firms have set up harassment training, torn racy photographs from the walls and pulled the plug on -company-paid outings to strip joints.
Despite all that, the industry is far from cured of a male--dominated culture where women can be intimidated and underpaid for work equal to the guys. And a recent US Supreme Court decision could block future progress by limiting female plaintiffs’ access to court and forcing more cases into closed-door arbitration.
After the arrest of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on sexual-assault charges, details are emerging about an IMF culture so intimidating to some women that they decline to wear skirts at the office.
Other examples are bubbling up worldwide. Last month, a German newspaper revealed that a subsidiary of Munich Re, the world’s biggest reinsurance company, had hired 20 prostitutes to entertain 100 top insurance agents in Budapest in 2007. The company said the event violated its policy.
And it’s not just the actions of high-flying IMF chiefs or European insurers at issue. Such behavior exists in the far corners of Wall Street, as seen in the recent case of a former sales assistant at UBS Financial Services in Kansas City, Missouri. On May 3, a jury awarded her US$10.5 million, including punitive damages, for sexual harassment and retaliation, after a 16-day trial that had more references to breasts and male sex organs than you’s find in a romance novel.
Several jurors sat at the edge of their seats as they heard how a broker and defendant in the case put on the desk of plaintiff Carla Ingraham an article entitled “The vibrator: What’s all the buzz about?”
After the verdict, the firm said in a statement that it will “ensure to the best of our ability that this kind of conduct does not occur again,” and that it does not tolerate harassment of any kind.
UBS hasn’t decided whether to appeal, said a spokeswoman for the bank, Karina Byrne.
“Wall Street is the king of harassment,” says Greg-Patric Martello, who represented two women who sued a Uniondale, New York, brokerage firm for harassment and won US$1.1 million in an arbitration case last month at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. “I’ve never seen an industry like it.”
Every industry has its problems with discrimination. The US securities business, though, has been particularly slow to improve, in part the legacy of a system that shielded it almost entirely from the courts until 1999. That year, the Securities and Exchange Commission changed the rule that had forced discrimination claims by licensed securities employees to be heard by private, industry-run arbitration panels.
Today, many securities firms prevent employees from airing their complaints in court by requiring them to sign contracts obliging them to use arbitration. Women who are bound by such agreements are able to get into court only if a judge determines that they represent a class.
High-profile cases like the Smith Barney lawsuit had sneaked into court before 1999 through a loophole: Wall Street arbitration panels weren’t equipped to hear class-action cases, thus giving groups of women who joined in a class a back door into court.
That loophole is likely to close as a result of an April 27 Supreme Court decision in AT&T Mobility v Concepcion, in which the court said that AT&T could block a class-action suit and force customers into arbitration.
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