PwC's $12M Deal Ending Age Bias Suit Nears Final OK

Law360 (January 27, 2021, 10:39 PM EST) -- A California federal judge said Wednesday he'll approve PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP's nearly $12 million deal to close the book on a job applicant's collective action accusing the accounting firm of age discrimination, but held off on deciding the attorney fee request, which he pointed out is 40% higher than the Ninth Circuit's benchmark.

During a hearing held over Zoom, U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar congratulated the parties on the deal and said he thought it was a good one, particularly in light of the risks and legal gray areas on litigating the Age Discrimination in Employment Act claims. He also said...

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