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EEOC's Pay Bias Claims Nixed In Port Authority Atty Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (May 17, 2012, 6:51 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Wednesday threw out allegations that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey paid female nonsupervisory attorneys less than male counterparts, saying the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission failed to provide enough specifics to back up its unequal pay claims.

"The allegations as a whole simply do not rise to the requisite level of facial plausibility," U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald wrote in her opinion Wednesday, striking down a claim that the Port Authority violated the Equal Pay Act of 1963. "The EEOC has thus failed — despite a three-year investigation — to...

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New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs


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Date Filed

September 29, 2010

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