Chamber Backs Sterling Jewelers In Bias Suit Class Size Row

Law360 (April 16, 2018, 7:56 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Friday backed Sterling Jewelers in its workers’ Second Circuit appeal of a ruling that booted 70,000 women from a class arbitration, saying they shouldn’t be dragged into a gender discrimination case they didn’t ask to join.

The Chamber urged the appeals court to affirm U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff’s January ruling overturning an arbitrator’s decision certifying the class, which limited a class of female workers claiming Sterling Jewelers Inc. pays women less than men and passes them over for jobs to about 250 named plaintiffs and opt-ins. The Chamber argues the arbitrator did not have power...

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