BofA, Merrill Want Claims Tossed In Sex Bias Suit

Law360, New York (January 20, 2010, 2:41 PM EST) -- Defendants Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc and Bank of America Corp. are seeking to trim claims in a putative class action brought by a Merrill Lynch financial adviser who accuses the banks of issuing smaller bonuses to female employees than to their male counterparts when the companies merged.

Describing claims relating to Merrill Lynch's merit/production program for retaining financial advisers through the merger as not viable and entirely distinct from the other claims in the suit, Merrill Lynch and Bank of America argued that it would...
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