2023-01-25 20:18:26

New York's AG Says MSG Lawyer Ban May Violate Anti-Bias Laws

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By Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) New York's attorney general said Wednesday that Madison Square Garden may be violating anti-bias laws with its practice of barring lawyers from firms involved in litigation against MSG from its venues including Radio City Music Hall and the Garden itself.

The attorney general's office said in a letter to Madison Square Garden officials that the ban and the use of facial recognition technology to enforce it may violate anti-discrimination laws and may dissuade lawyers from taking on cases such as sexual harassment or job discrimination claims against MSG.

MSG Entertainment cannot fight their legal battles in their own arenas, Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, said in a statement. Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall are world-renowned venues and should treat all patrons who purchased tickets with fairness and respect."

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