Atty Relaunches Covington & Burling Race Bias Suit

Law360, New York (August 24, 2009, 5:17 PM EDT) -- The plaintiff in a recently reinstated racial bias lawsuit against Covington & Burling LLP has filed an amended complaint, revamping her allegations against her former firm.

In an amended complaint filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Yolanda Young alleges that Covington & Burling LLP “systematically relegates its black attorneys to its lowest rung of practicing attorneys — the position of staff attorney.”

Young, a black attorney who once worked at the firm as a staff attorney, says in the complaint...
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