Judge Won't Recuse Self Over E-Discovery In Publicis Suit

Law360, New York (June 18, 2012, 1:36 PM EDT) -- A New York magistrate judge declined Friday to recuse himself from a putative class action accusing advertising company Publicis Groupe SA of sex discrimination, saying the removal request stemming from his stance on a type of e-discovery technology came too late.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck said the plaintiffs, female public relations representatives who allege Publicis relegated female employees to low-level positions, knew of his support for predictive coding technology — which allows for automated searching during discovery — since at least December. Thus, he...
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