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Google Sued by Women Workers Claiming Gender Discrimination

Google Sued by Women Workers Claiming Gender Discrimination

By Erik Larson, Bloomberg News   Google Inc. was accused in a class action of systematically paying male employees more than females, adding the internet giant to a growing list of technology companies sued for gender discrimination. Three women who worked at Google in recent years sued in San Francisco Superior Court alleging that the

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Steptoe Becomes Latest Firm to Face Gender Pay Gap Suit

Steptoe & Johnson has become the latest Big Law firm to be hit with a gender discrimination suit, this time from a former associate who says she was paid half what her male counterparts earned for the same work. In a complaint filed in Los Angeles federal court on June 22, attorney Ji-In Houck alleged


Female Chadbourne Partners Win Discovery on ‘Employee’ Status

By Patrick Dorrian, Bloomberg BNA Chadbourne & Parke will have to wait a little longer to see if it can get a sex discrimination lawsuit by female partners thrown out of court. That’s the upshot of a June 14 ruling that granted lead plaintiff Kerrie Campbell and two other female partners limited discovery on the


Proskauer Asks Court To Dismiss Gender Bias Suit

Proskauer Rose on Tuesday asked a Washington, D.C. federal judge to toss a gender discrimination lawsuit brought by an anonymous female partner, arguing she cannot sue because she is an owner and not employee of the firm. Filed in May, the suit claims the Jane Doe plaintiff, identified only as a partner in Proskauer’s Washington,

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Judges Orders Preservation of Mediation Notes in Gender Bias Suit Against Proskauer

In a rare move, a federal judge in Washington, D.C. has issued an emergency order to preserve the notes of a mediation session in which an attorney from Proskauer Rose allegedly threatened a female partner who is now suing the firm for gender discrimination. The plaintiff, who filed the suit under a “Jane Doe” pseudonym, alleges

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Fear of Career Damage Led Woman to Sue Proskauer Anonymously

Proskauer Rose has become the latest Big Law firm to be hit with a gender discrimination lawsuit by a female partner. The plaintiff brought the case under a pseudonym, highlighting how some women who speak out against their firms continue to fear damaging their career.  According to the redacted complaint filed Friday, the plaintiff, an unnamed partner in

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Kerrie Campbell Voted Out of Chadbourne Partnership

Kerrie Campbell, the lawyer who last August brought claims of gender discrimination against Chadbourne & Parke, was voted out of the firm’s partnership Thursday morning. In a roll call vote, approximately 70 partners voted in favor of the motion to terminate her partnership interest in the firm. Some partners abstained, and Campbell was the only partner


Judge Doesn’t Step In to Block Chadbourne From Ousting Partner Suing Firm

A vote this week to expel Kerrie Campbell from the Chadbourne & Parke partnership will continue after a Manhattan federal judge declined to interfere, finding the firm’s recent press release announcing the vote did not rise to the level of coercion against potential new plaintiffs in Campbell’s gender discrimination case against the firm. In a ruling

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Chadbourne Partner Seeks to Block Firm’s Vote to Oust Her

The three women suing Chadbourne & Parke for alleged gender discrimination asked a Manhattan federal judge Wednesday to enjoin the firm’s “misleading, coercive” and “abusive” communication with potential class members, and to block an upcoming vote to expel lead plaintiff Kerrie Campbell from Chadbourne’s partnership. The move comes one week after Chadbourne announced the firm’s partnership would

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Chadbourne Defense Illustrates Difficulties In Gender Bias Suits

As Chadbourne & Parke fights a gender discrimination lawsuit filed by three women in Manhattan federal court, part of its defense strategy is taking shape and shining a light on the challenges the plaintiffs face.   In the firm’s motion to oppose certifying the case as a collective action, its lawyers argued the three named plaintiffs — current