Canadian IP Partner Accuses Firm Of Discrimination

Law360, New York (June 26, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An intellectual property lawyer has sued her former employer, Canadian law firm McCarthy Tetrault LLP, seeking CAD $12 million ($11.8 million) in damages resulting from alleged gender discrimination.

Diane LaCalamita filed suit against McCarthy Tetrault in April in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, claiming the firm’s leadership wrongfully denied her promotions and pay increases and forced her to pare down her full-service pharmaceutical-industry-based IP practice to focus solely on litigation.

News of the case broke on Wednesday, when Canadian newspaper Financial Post wrote a story...
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