Faruqi Drops $15M Claim Against Sex Harassment Accuser

Law360, New York (September 24, 2013, 4:54 PM EDT) -- Faruqi & Faruqi LLP told a New York federal court on Monday that it wanted to drop its $15 million counterclaim against a former litigation associate who sued the firm alleging sexual harassment, saying there wasn't enough evidence available to pursue the counterclaim.

Former Faruqi associate Alexandra Marchuk claims in her suit that senior partner Juan Monteverde groped her and coerced her into having sex with him after the firm’s holiday party in December 2011, and the firm's counterclaim asserted that she emailed her complaint —...
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