Jones Day Says Sex Bias Accusers Wrongly Expanded Suit

Law360 (August 20, 2019, 12:13 PM EDT) -- Jones Day urged a Washington, D.C., federal judge on Tuesday to strike an amended complaint from female lawyers suing the firm for discrimination, saying the women never got a green light to expand their allegations.

The firm argued in a motion to strike that the female lawyers improperly updated their $200 million proposed class and collective action on Aug. 16 when they filed a third amended complaint containing new allegations without having the required authorization from the court or a signoff from the firm to do so. The updated pleading made various grammatical fixes and fleshed out or clarified factual allegations...

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