Civil Rights

Against All Odds: LGBTQIA+ Victory

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Last week, the Supreme Court affirmed through its examination of an act written in 1964, that LGBT employees are indeed protected from workplace discrimination. The decision in Bostock v. Clayton County marks an important step toward the ideal behind the phrase “Justice for All” and extends to another marginalized group workplace protections previously unprovided. Put […]

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COVID-19 Prison Population Health Hazards Investigations

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating prisons across the United States for failure to adequately protect the well-being of detained individuals, prison staff, visitors, and the communities in which prisons operate, amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Detained individuals across the country are alleging that prison administrators are acting with deliberate indifference to serious medical […]

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Judge Issues Landmark Opinion in Jail Starvation Class Action. Case Set for Trial.

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On Thursday, November 11, 2019, a class action lawsuit brought by plaintiffs Perry Hill and James Rogers, alleging that the Montgomery County Jail in upstate New York provided inadequate nutritional sustenance to detainees and prisoners, survived Defendant’s motion for summary judgment. Trial is scheduled to begin on February 24, 2020. In her opinion, the Hon. […]

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Active-Shooter School Drills Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating school active-shooter drills that may be inflicting emotional distress to children as young as 11 years old. In response to the rise of school shootings, school officials have hired companies that purport to provide seminars that school officials and law enforcement use to run their own drills. There […]

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Nonconsensual Pelvic Exam Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating the practice of performing pelvic examinations on anaesthetized patients. Women who were scheduled for a surgical procedure report being informed or otherwise learning —after the anesthetic has worn off—that a pelvic exam had been performed on them. These exams are incredibly intrusive and involve probing the woman’s vagina […]

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Jail Starvation Case Granted Class Action Status

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On Monday August 20, 2018, a lawsuit brought by plaintiffs Perry Hill and James Rogers, alleging that the Montgomery County Jail in upstate New York provided inadequate nutritional sustenance to detainees and prisoners, received class action status.  In her opinion, the Hon. Brenda Sannes of the federal district court for the Northern District of New […]