Merrill Wants Sex Bias, OT Action Moved To Texas

Law360, New York (August 12, 2011, 3:56 PM EDT) -- Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. told a New York federal judge on Friday that a female employee's proposed class action alleging gender bias and claiming client associates were denied proper overtime pay belonged in Texas federal court.

The motion to transfer came eight days after Merrill and parent Bank of America Corp. answered plaintiff Nancy Martignago's suit, denying her allegations that the firm prevents client associates from recording hours, changes their pay records to reduce overtime, offers compensatory time off instead of overtime pay and forces...
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