Dinowitz bill signed into state law expands file discrimination claims


A newly signed law authored by Democrat Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz will make it easier for New Yorkers to pursue claims of discrimination in court.

The new law, which was signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, on Nov. 3, expands the courts’ ability to award attorney’s fees and expert witness fees when a plaintiff sues over discrimination. The new law goes into effect 90 days after Nov. 3, which will be Feb. 1, 2022.