Judge Retreats From Diversity Talk Amid Firms' Anger

Law360, New York (October 28, 2010, 6:07 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has backpedaled on his order that two prominent law firms "make every effort" to assign at least one woman and one minority lawyer to the Gildan Activewear Inc.'s securities litigation case, following an outcry from the firms involved.

Judge Harold Baer of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York told Labaton Sucharow LLP and Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP in an order last Friday that his remarks weren’t intended as criticism of the firms’ diversity efforts or handling...
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