Kleiner Perkins Says Sex Bias Suit Belongs In Arbitration

Law360, New York (November 9, 2012, 7:30 PM EST) -- Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC on Thursday kicked off its appeal of a California judge's decision denying the Silicon Valley venture capital firm's bid to send a female partner's sex discrimination suit to arbitration, saying the plaintiff signed seven different agreements that require arbitration.

In the opening brief of its appeal of a San Francisco Superior Court judge's decision not to compel arbitration of junior partner Ellen Pao's discrimination and harassment claims, KPCB said the judge got it wrong when he said the firm could...
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