Merle Norman Gets 2nd Trial In Sex Harassment Suit

Law360, New York (September 13, 2013, 9:07 PM EDT) -- Merle Norman Cosmetics will get a second run at a trial over a former employee's allegations that she was fired in retaliation for making sexual harassment claims, after a California state judge ruled Friday that she withheld documents that revealed she was looking for an excuse to leave the firm.

California Superior Court Judge Frederick C. Shaller on Friday granted a motion for a retrial in which Merle Norman alleged Stephanie Kelley had stockpiled 17,000 Merle Norman documents and hadn’t turned them over in the discovery...
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