New York Times Asks To Nix Gender Claims, Class Cert.

Law360, San Francisco (July 28, 2016, 6:32 PM EDT) -- In a letter to a New York federal judge on Wednesday, the New York Times said it should be allowed to pare down an employee discrimination suit against it, arguing that the two advertising account managers had failed to back their gender-based claims and had limited grounds for seeking class certification.

The letter to U.S. District Court Judge Kevin Castel sought permission to file a motion to dismiss gender discrimination claims and to strike race, age and gender classes from seeking certification. It argued that the plaintiffs, Ernestine Grant and Marjorie Walker, both female African-American account managers in their 60s who...

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