Arbitration Rule Can't Kill Atty's Sex Bias Suit: 3rd Circ.

Law360, New York (March 24, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The mandatory arbitration provision in a Pennsylvania-based law firm's corporate bylaws doesn't preclude a shareholder from taking the firm to court for sex discrimination, an appellate court has affirmed, reasoning that the arbitration deal wasn't explicit.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed a lower court's decision denying the motion of Dickie McCamey & Chilcote PC to compel arbitration.

The dispute relates to a provision in Dickie McCamey corporate bylaws that specifies that any dispute related to those bylaws be heard...
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