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Ogletree Sex Harassment Row Likely Headed To Arbitration

Law360, Los Angeles (May 21, 2018, 8:37 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Monday tentatively ruled a Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP partner must arbitrate his suit alleging he was sexually harassed by a shareholder at his former firm, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC, saying Ogletree’s arbitration agreement holds up even if the suing attorney never signed it.

Before the start of Monday’s hearing, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Randolph Hammock issued a written tentative ruling indicating he would grant Ogletree’s motion to force arbitration of plaintiff Paul Mata’s suit alleging Ogletree...
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