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Taking a “Look Back” at Hadestown’s Journey Way Down to Court: A Significant Case Opinion Paves the Way for Defenses to Claims of Discrimination in Casting

By Ethan Krasnoo and Anna Beckelman In May 2023, in the RPJ website post ”Will NYC’s New Employment Discrimination Bill Restrict Casting ‘In The Heights’?” we discussed New York City’s new law prohibiting employment discrimination based upon height or weight and how this legislation might affect casting decisions in New...

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RPJ Partner Ethan Krasnoo Interviewed for OperaWire Article “Q&A: Samuel Schultz’s Lawyer Ethan Krasnoo on Litigating Sexual Harassment & Assault Cases”

Mr. Krasnoo was interviewed by OperaWire in connection with his representation of Sam Schultz, who was sexually assaulted by Opera star David Daniels and his husband.  This past August, Daniels and his husband pled guilty to the assault in connection with the criminal cases against them.   The interview in OperaWire...

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Recognizing Our Super Lawyers!

The Super Lawyers distinction is awarded to only 5 percent of attorneys in the New York Metro area, and the Rising Stars distinction is awarded to only 2.5 percent of the top, up-and-coming attorneys under 40 or in practice for fewer than 10 years.  RPJ is honored to have these...

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RPJ Partner Ethan Krasnoo Featured in Law360 Article “Opera Star’s Plea Shows Broad Reach of #MeToo, Atty Says”

RPJ Partner Ethan Krasnoo was recently featured in a Law360 article entitled “Opera Star’s Plea Shows Broad Reach of #MeToo, Atty Says”. Law360 publishes its newsletter to 1.5 million legal professionals each day.  The article, by Cara Salvatore, features a “Q&A” with Ethan which focuses on RPJ’s representation of Samuel...

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Hadestown’s Journey Way Down to Court: Race-Based Casting’s Intersection with Employment Discrimination Laws

By Ethan Krasnoo Ensemblist Kimberly Moore has taken Hadestown from Broadway to lower Manhattan, having filed last month a lawsuit in federal court against the Broadway producers of the Tony Award-winning show. In the lawsuit, Moore alleges race discrimination and retaliation under federal and New York law. According to the...

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