Novartis Sex Bias Plaintiffs Draw Ire Over Witness

Law360, New York (May 6, 2010, 5:55 PM EDT) -- A federal judge forcefully rebuked lawyers for plaintiffs in a $200 million gender bias case against Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp. on Thursday after learning that the firm is also representing a witness who spoke of hostile behavior toward female employees, striking part of his testimony.

“You had no right not to tell me that you had been retained by this man,” Judge Colleen McMahon snapped to lawyers from Sanford Wittels & Heisler LLP in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, after sending...
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