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Bias Suit Against First Republic Shipped To Arbitrator

Law360, New York (September 27, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court ruled Thursday that a former First Republic Bank employee's complaints of gender and race discrimination and wrongful termination should be heard by an arbitrator, overturning a lower court's ruling that the arbitration agreement she had inked with the bank was faulty.

In an opinion published Thursday, Associate Justice Robert L. Dondero of California's First District Court of Appeal said the lower court erred in ruling that the agreement between First Republic and plaintiff Anna Peng was unconscionable, noting that many of the...
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