$100M CIGNA Sex Bias Suit Shut Down

Law360, New York (March 30, 2012, 10:28 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal judge on Friday dismissed a putative class action seeking $100 million for alleged widespread sex discrimination at Cigna Corp. and sent the employee plaintiff to arbitration.

U.S. District Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV granted Cigna’s motion to dismiss the suit and compel arbitration with Bretta Karp, a senior contract negotiator who joined Cigna in 1997 and filed the suit in March 2011 on behalf of potentially thousands of female employees who she claims have faced a hostile work environment and discriminatory promotion, training...
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