High Court Asked To Kick Judge Off Publicis Sex Bias Case

Law360, New York (July 10, 2013, 4:07 PM EDT) -- Employees accusing advertising conglomerate Publicis Groupe SA of sex discrimination urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to disqualify a magistrate judge from overseeing discovery in their suit over his stance on predictive coding technology.

The employees, who are trying to get Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck kicked off the case, filed a petition for certiorari asking the high court to weigh in on whether courts should use a deferential standard when reviewing a judge's decision not to recuse himself from a case.

The petition contends that...
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