VC Firm Kleiner Will Appeal Arbitration Ruling In Bias Case

Law360, Los Angeles (July 20, 2012, 9:46 PM EDT) -- Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC said Friday that it will appeal a California judge's decision denying the Silicon Valley venture capital firm's latest bid to send a female partner's sex discrimination and employment harassment lawsuit to arbitration.

Judge Harold Kahn of California Superior Court in San Francisco County indicated earlier this month that he would deny KPCB's motion to compel arbitration, saying at the time that junior partner Ellen Pao never entered into an arbitration agreement with the firm, but allowed further briefing on the...
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