Judge Won't Send Goldman Sex Bias Action To Arbitration

Law360, New York (November 15, 2011, 5:20 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Monday nixed Goldman Sachs & Co.'s bid to force arbitration in a putative class action accusing the financial giant of sex discrimination, accepting a magistrate judge's ruling.

U.S. District Judge Leonard B. Sand denied Goldman's motion to stay the proposed class action and compel arbitration of plaintiff Lisa Parisi's individual claims because her employment agreement with the financial firm included an arbitration clause.

Parisi, along with Christina Chen-Oster and Shanna Orlich, filed the case against Goldman in September 2010, alleging...
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