Ex-Anapol Schwartz Atty Faces Uphill Climb In Gay Bias Trial

Law360, Philadelphia (April 23, 2015, 6:46 PM EDT) -- A former Anapol Schwartz attorney faces a high bar in proving that the firm was at fault for derailing his move to another employer in a trial beginning Monday in a case that experts say might have unfolded differently in the presence of greater protections for gays in the workplace.

Jeffrey Downs is accusing Anapol Schwartz Weiss Cohan Feldman & Smalley PC — the plaintiffs firm that played a lead role in the landmark NFL concussion settlement approved Wednesday — of torpedoing his chances of joining Raynes McCarty when a supervisor told leaders there that Downs had threatened to sue for discrimination....

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