The Firm’s work on behalf of five women to challenge the state taxation of tampons as discriminatory on the basis of gender, led directly to legislation to end the illegal tax.
Five months after five women filed a groundbreaking class-action suit to end the Tampon Tax in New York, Governor Cuomo has signed legislation ending the illegal tax.
“One state down, thirty-nine to go. This is a tremendous victory for women and for all New Yorkers. It will save women tens of millions of dollars. This lawsuit jumpstarted Albany into action. It’s the beginning of the end of the Tampon Tax in this country.”
Ilann M. Maazel, ECBAWM Partner, in a press statement
“New York has finally stopped taxing women for being women. Now the governor should make sure that New York women who paid this sexist tax for years — especially those women who could least afford it — are compensated and reimbursed”
Interview with Zoe Salzman, New York Attorney Challenging the “Tampon Tax”
“From the time I entered law school 25 years ago, I’ve known that the tampon tax violated state and federal law. It’s a remnant of a time when all-male legislatures made decisions that devalued women’s interests. That New York State has finally ended this injustice is great cause for celebration”
Laura Strausfeld, lawyer
Five New York women file class action lawsuit in effort to end tampon taxThe Guardian
Could This Be the Beginning of the End of the Tampon Tax?Cosmopolitan
New York state's 'tampon tax' targeted in class-action suitReuters
NY Women File Class Action Lawsuit To End The Tampon TaxGothamist
New York Residents File Suit to Eliminate the "Tampon Tax"American Bar Association
2016 - 2018 Civil rights litigation
See Other results
Hagerman v. Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
The firm recovered more than $40 million as part of historic $2.7 billion settlement with the government of Libya for the downing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. This litigation created the terrorist exception to the Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act (FSIA).