Judge Tosses Former IBM Workers’ Age Bias Claims

Law360, New York (October 3, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a boost to International Business Machines Corp., a federal judge has dismissed claims by a group of former employees that they were fired on the basis of their age, but has given the plaintiffs leave to amend their complaint.

In an order handed down Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Judge Ronald M. Whyte granted IBM’s bid to dismiss the plaintiffs' first claim with prejudice as well as its motion to dismiss those parts of the plaintiffs' second claim...
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