Sex Bias Plaintiffs Seek Judge's Recusal Over E-Discovery

Law360, New York (April 18, 2012, 4:48 PM EDT) -- A putative class of female public relations employees asked a magistrate judge to recuse himself Friday in a sex discrimination suit against advertising conglomerate Publicis Groupe SA, saying his approval of predictive coding for discovery showed a bias favoring Publicis.

Despite hesitation from the employees, Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck in February approved the use of predictive coding technology during the electronic discovery process in the case, in which plaintiffs allege Publicis discriminated against female PR workers by confining them to low-level positions in its advertising agencies....
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