Ex-Dechert Atty Ordered To Detail Damages In Bias Suit

Law360, New York (October 20, 2011, 9:43 PM EDT) -- Dechert LLP on Thursday won a bid in Massachusetts federal court to compel a former employee to specify damages in his suit alleging he was fired for taking too much time off to care for his mentally ill wife, but lost a request for sanctions against the employee.

U.S. District Judge Leo T. Sorokin stated that Ariel Ayanna, the employee who filed the suit, must comply with a federal statute that calls for a “computation of each category” of the damages claimed, and ordered him to...
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