Ex-Covington Atty's Race Bias Suit Dismissed

Law360 (May 29, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A district court judge dismissed a racial discrimination suit brought against Covington & Burling LLP and five of its attorneys, after the plaintiff, a black former staff attorney who penned a controversial column blasting alleged discrimination at the firm, failed to show up to a scheduled court hearing Friday.

U.S. District Court Judge Reggie B. Walton made good on an earlier promise to dismiss Yolanda Young's suit against Covington for failure to abide by court-ordered deadlines and hearing dates, ruling Friday in favor of the defendants'...
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