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Jewish Ex-FINRA Atty's $15M Bias Suit Gets The Boot

Law360, New York (October 3, 2011, 10:02 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Friday tossed a $15 million suit lodged by a former Financial Industry Regulatory Authority enforcement lawyer who claimed she had faced job discrimination because she was an Orthodox Jew with a large family.

Tahra Kerman-Mastour, a seven-year enforcement lawyer at FINRA and its predecessor, filed the suit, claiming her supervisor Richard Chin had questioned her faith and her decision to have a third child before FINRA made up a reason to fire her.

In granting FINRA's summary judgment motion, U.S....
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Case Information

Case Title

Kerman-Mastour v. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. et al

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs


Richard J. Holwell

Date Filed

March 1, 2010

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