Ogletree Must Show Judge Contract In Atty Gender Bias Suit
By Cara Bayles (August 15, 2018, 9:53 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge said Wednesday that he will need to see Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC's contract with a former nonequity shareholder before deciding whether to transfer her proposed gender bias class action, send it to arbitration or keep it in his court.
Ogletree has sought to transfer the case from California's Northern District to the Central District, saying an arbitration provision in named plaintiff Dawn Knepper's contract mandates her claims be hashed out in arbitration in Orange County. Knepper has sought a finding the arbitration provision is invalid.
Wednesday's hearing in San Francisco was supposed to determine...
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