Magistrate Dodges Recusal Over E-Discovery In Sex Bias Suit

Law360, New York (November 9, 2012, 4:36 PM EST) -- The judge overseeing a sex bias class action against advertising conglomerate Publicis Groupe SA on Thursday nixed the plaintiffs' bid to disqualify a magistrate over his approval of the use of predictive coding technology for discovery in the case.

U.S. District Judge Andrew L. Carter Jr. upheld Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck's decision not to recuse himself from the case as the plaintiffs requested, saying he was not persuaded that sufficient cause exists to warrant the magistrate's disqualification. 

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