Plaintiffs Add Title VII Claim To BofA Bias Suit

Law360, New York (December 4, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The plaintiffs in a putative class action accusing Bank of America NA of discriminating against African-American bankers and brokers have filed an amended complaint, adding a claim that the defendants violated Title VII.

On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Nancy Gertner shot down a motion by Bank of America to stay discovery, and granted the plaintiffs leave to file their first amended complaint. Judge Gertner held that Bank of America's motion to dismiss count two of the lawsuit, brought under Massachusetts state law, and the defendants' motion...
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