Bingham Can't Arbitrate Associate's Bias Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (March 29, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Friday rejected Bingham McCutchen LLP’s petition to force a former associate to arbitrate her allegations that she was wrongfully terminated after developing a rare sleep disorder, saying a trial court didn’t err in concluding the arbitration provision was unenforceable.

The decision comes exactly one year after California Superior Court Judge Mel Red Recana ruled that Bingham's employment agreement with former associate Hartwell Harris was governed by Massachusetts law, and precedent from that state says mandatory arbitration applies to statutory discrimination claims...
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