Shutts Seeks Arbitration in Discrimination Suit

Law360, New York (May 21, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Shutts & Bowen LLP has said allegations in a sex discrimination suit against the firm belong behind closed doors, and asked the court to force its former secretary to submit to confidential, binding arbitration.

In a motion filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Shutts said the secretary, Maritza Ravelo, never should have filed her $2.7 million discrimination case in federal court because of two arbitration agreements she signed.

Ravelo agreed that all disputes would be handled confidentially, the motion...
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