Ex-Dechert Atty's Retaliation Claim Survives

Law360, New York (October 19, 2012, 4:03 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal judge on Wednesday allowed a former Dechert LLP associate allegedly fired by the firm because he took time off to care for his wife to pursue his retaliation claim under the Family and Medical Leave Act, but nixed a state law sex discrimination claim.

U.S. District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton said a reasonable jury could make a connection between Ariel Ayanna's leave of absence and his termination from Dechert. The law firm contends Ayanna was fired because his billable hours during 2008 were...
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Case Information

Case Title

Ayanna v. Dechert LLP

Case Number




Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs


Nathaniel M. Gorton

Date Filed

December 13, 2010

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