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Steptoe Moves To Arbitrate Ex-Associate's Pay Gap Suit

Law360, New York (August 11, 2017, 1:26 PM EDT) -- Steptoe & Johnson LLP on Thursday asked a California federal judge to send a suit alleging it underpays female attorneys to arbitration, saying that the former associate who brought the claims had signed agreements on two separate occasions to arbitrate any disputes she would have with the firm.

The firm moved to compel arbitration and dismiss class and collective action claims from Ji-In Houck, who worked at the firm's Century City, California, office for about three years, and who filed the suit in June, alleging violations...
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Case Information

Case Title

Ji In Houck v. Steptoe and Johnson LLP

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit

Labor: Fair Standards


Otis D. Wright, II

Date Filed

June 22, 2017

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