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Akin Bests Ex-Senior Counsel's Age Bias Case

Law360 (March 4, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a double whammy for a former Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP attorney suing the firm for age discrimination, a federal judge on Tuesday found poor performance to be the cause of the plaintiff’s termination and ruled that the plaintiff's dealings with a client breached his duty to the firm.

Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted Akin Gump summary judgment on the age discrimination claims, pointing to an “abundance of evidence” that Donald G. Gross...
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