EEOC Tries To Nix Kelley Drye's 'Scandalous' Defenses

Law360, New York (May 4, 2010, 3:28 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has moved to scrap half of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP's defenses in a suit over the firm's allegedly discriminatory retirement policy, contending that “scandalous” and “irrelevant” accusations against the partner who complained to the agency have no place in the litigation.

The EEOC said that nine of the firm's 18 affirmative defenses are either “legally insufficient” or contain redundant and extraneous allegations against Kelley Drye partner Eugene D'Ablemont, in a motion to strike filed Monday in the U.S. District...
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