February 24, 2011
42:2000e Job Discrimination (Employment)
News Coverage, Answers, Appeals, Complaints, Motions, Orders, Trial Notes
Multinational advertising firm Publicis Groupe SA on Monday lost a bid to escape a class action claiming one of its subsidiaries paid female public relations employees less than their male counterparts.
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.
A New York federal judge granted class certification Friday to a group of female public relations employees who allege that advertising firm Publicis Groupe SA paid them less than their male counterparts.
A New York magistrate judge declined Friday to recuse himself from a putative class action accusing advertising company Publicis Groupe SA of sex discrimination, saying the removal request stemming from his stance on a type of e-discovery technology came too late.
A putative class of women accusing advertising conglomerate Publicis Groupe SA of sex discrimination continued to push for the recusal of the magistrate judge overseeing discovery in their case on Thursday, saying the judge called liberal discovery from corporate defendants “blackmail.”
A New York federal judge on Thursday denied a request by a putative class of female public relations employees to recuse a magistrate judge in a sex discrimination suit against advertising conglomerate Publicis Groupe SA, defending his choice of electronic discovery methods.
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.
A group of female former employees of Publicis Groupe SA on Thursday told a New York federal court that the public relations firm's systematically discriminatory pay policies merit certification in their $100 million sex bias suit.
A New York federal judge's decision Friday to order computer-assisted document review in an employment class action — apparently the first-ever such mandate — could prod wary attorneys into automating chunks of discovery, experts said.