Atty Accused Of Shaking Butt At Adversary Replaced

Law360 (February 20, 2020, 9:08 PM EST) -- Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. asked a Texas federal court on Thursday to put allegations of inappropriate butt-shaking by a BakerHostetler partner during a mediation in the "rearview mirror," saying it replaced its legal team to avoid bogging down the employment discrimination case.

The petrochemical company, a joint venture between Chevron Corp. and Phillips 66, asked the court to deny former employee Alclair White's request for sanctions, including a $7,000 penalty for what the company called a  "mischaracterized" incident during a mediation session, when attorney Dennis Duffy allegedly made profane remarks to White's attorney while shaking his rear end at him. The company is...

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