3rd Circ. Affirms Dismissal Of IP Atty's Age Bias Suit

Law360, New York (October 13, 2009, 12:21 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has affirmed a ruling in favor of intellectual property firm Patterson & Sheridan LLP in an age discrimination suit brought by a former attorney, finding that the firm had shown that the attorney was fired for reasons unrelated to age.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit handed down the ruling against the attorney, John M. Kelly, on Friday.

Kelly said Tuesday that he intended to request an en banc or panel rehearing, contending that he had direct evidence —...
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