High Court Refuses Law-Firm Age Discrimination Case

Law360, New York (October 2, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a stinging setback for Sidley Austin, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to rule on whether the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has the right to pursue monetary damages and other individual victim-specific relief in its closely watched age discrimination suit against the firm.

As a result, the court let stand a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Seventh Circuit that confirmed the EEOC’s authority to seek individual relief such as money and reinstatement for partners who were downgraded from partner status...
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