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February 28, 2018

Today, a federal jury in the Southern District of New York found The Rockefeller University liable for discrimination based on race and national origin in its treatment of Dr. Effat Emamian—a young scientist from Iran.  Dr. Emamian worked for Rockefeller from 2001 unti...

August 24, 2017

Beldock Levine and Hoffman attorneys successfully obtained a preliminary injunction order against the New York City Fire Department today for threatening to suspend without pay and ultimately terminate a Muslim radio dispatcher for refusing to shave his beard, which he...

December 29, 2016

Beldock Levine & Hoffman LLP is proud to announce a victory in the class action Syed v. City of New York, No. 16 Civ. 4789 (PGG). Officers with sincerely held religious beliefs are now authorized to request a religious accommodation to wear their beards at up to ½ inch...

July 1, 2016

After Beldock Levine and Hoffman attorneys won a temporary restraining order last week to stop the New York City Police Department from suspending a Muslim officer without pay for refusing to shave his beard, the NYPD today reinstated Officer Masood Syed and agreed to...

June 22, 2016

On June 22, 2016, BLH attorneys successfully obtained a temporary restraining order (TRO) to stop the NYPD from immediately suspending without pay or benefits a Muslim NYPD officer for refusing to shave his beard.

BLH filed a class action lawsuit seeking judgment d...

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BLH Client Huwe Burton, Exonerated after 19 Years in Prison, Featured in HBO Series

November 26, 2019

BLH Client Huwe Burton, exonerated on January 24, 2019 after serving 19 years for the murder of his mother, which he did not commit, was interviewed b...

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