Merrill Can't Subpoena Ex-Bosses In Sex Bias Suit: Judge

Law360, Los Angeles (November 15, 2011, 4:37 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge has shot down a bid by Merrill Lynch & Co. to subpoena the former employers of four female financial trainees who claim the financial giant discriminated against women and fired them because of their gender, according to a ruling made available Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer said the employment histories of the four female financial advisers, who were trainees at Merrill Lynch, would provide little information relevant to the sex bias lawsuit. Merrill Lynch argued that they needed information...
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