Bloomberg Law
May 13, 2022, 5:23 PM

Ex-Jones Day Married Lawyers Too Late to Re-Amend Job Bias Suit

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian

Two married former Jones Day associates suing for alleged paternity leave and other bias were too late to amend their allegations as of right because the firm moved to dismiss their original pleading in September 2019, a D.C. federal judge ruled.

The decision Thursday addressed the novel issue of whether a party’s right to amend a suit once without court permission or the opposing party’s consent is revived after a new complaint is filed with permission or consent. The US District Court for the District of Columbia’s rejection of Mark Savignac’s and Julia Sheketoff’s contention that it does blocks, for ...

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