Ex-Faruqi Atty, Firm Trade Blows In Sex Harassment Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (August 20, 2013, 5:43 PM EDT) -- Former Faruqi & Faruqi LLP litigation associate Alexandra Marchuk knowingly lied in her sexual harassment suit against the firm and senior partner Juan Monteverde, defying evidence presented by conversations with her friends and gynecologist, the firm said in a $15 million counterclaim filed in New York federal court Tuesday.

Marchuk claims Monteverde groped her and coerced her into having sex with him after the firm’s holiday party in December 2011, and that the firm filed a counterclaim accusing her of leaking allegations to the press from...
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