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Contempt Charges vs. Gary Barnett

Jewish Business News: Marc Held, Partner at Held & Hines, LLP, quoted re: Contempt Charges vs. Gary Barnett Gary Barnett Facing Contempt Charges in Court Dispute

WLIB 1190AM Radio: Bogus Arrest Lawsuit

WLIB 1190AM Radio:Phil Hines, partner at Held & Hines, LLP is quoted on Radio Queens man sues over bogus arrest that began with NYPD cops pepper-spraying him repeatedly — while on video A hot-headed NYPD cop pepper-sprayed a Queens man while he was down — and then kept spraying and spraying. The stunning altercation — caught on surveillance video exclusively obtained by the Daily News — played out at a St. Albans bodega. Afterward, the victim said, a cop hurled […]

Eyewitness News (WABC): Civil Rights Violation Case

Eyewitness News (WABC): Held & Hines’ Case Posted on Eyewitness News   Eyewitness News NEW YORK (WABC) — A Muslim family is suing the Empire State Building management company after they say they were booted from the landmark for praying. The lawsuit was filed in Manhattan District Court on Tuesday. The couple says they and their two young children were escorted from the observation deck last July after silently kneeling for evening prayers. The family claims their civil rights were violated. The […]

CNN: Violation of Religious Freedom Case

Phillip Hines, a lawyer for the the family, told CNN, “an unwritten rule or policy was being enforced by security when they removed these people.”
“They weren’t bothering anybody, they were out of the way, and for them to be thrown out of the building is just an ignorant and shameful exercise in discriminatory conduct,” Hines said.

NY Post: Religious Discrimination Case

The Tirmizis’ lawyer, Phil Hines, said the family outing became an experience of intolerance.

“To most, the Empire State Building is one of the great landmarks of this city, but for my client and his family, it is a building of ignorance and injustice,” Hines said.

“A family trip to enjoy the cityscape was cut short after security officials threw them out of the building for exercising their religious beliefs.”

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