Arbitrating Cigna Sex Bias Suit Limits Rights, Worker Says

Law360, New York (August 2, 2012, 1:52 PM EDT) -- A woman who lodged a proposed $100 million sex bias class action against Cigna Corp. told a Massachusetts federal court on Wednesday that an earlier ruling that forces her to arbitrate her claims individually would restrict her rights under the Civil Rights Act.

Bretta Karp, who filed the putative class suit in March 2011 alleging that Cigna discriminated against female workers, lodged a motion for reconsideration, saying that U.S. District Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV "manifestly erred" when he dismissed the suit and ordered her to...
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