Novartis Sex Bias Class Action Goes To Trial In NY

Law360, New York (April 7, 2010, 5:14 PM EDT) -- Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. went to trial Wednesday to defend itself against a wide-ranging sex bias suit brought on behalf of 5,600 female sales employees.

The suit seeks $200 million in damages against Novartis and is being tried in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, where jury selection began Wednesday, nearly six months after a federal judge refused to purge classwide pay discrimination claims from the case.

Judge Colleen McMahon, who is overseeing the nearly six-year-old action, issued an order detailing the...
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