Manhattan Lawsuit Claims Ladies’ Nights Discriminate

A Manhattan lawyer is suing a raft of Manhattan nightclubs in a class-action lawsuit that calls "ladies' nights" discriminatory.

Attorney Roy Den Hollander rests his case on a 1970 ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York that found that McSorley's Old Ale House, which used to serve men only, discriminated when it refused to serve two women.

According to a report in the National Law Journal, the suit, filed in the Southern District court, names the Copacabana, China Club, A.E.R. and Sol, among others.

"Whether this case succeeds or fails, it will result in a much needed victory for men," Mr. Hollander told the Journal's Brittney Pescatore.

Courts have ruled in similar cases against nightclubs and bars in California and New Jersey; in the latter instance, the ruling led to state legislation specifically legalizing ladies' nights.