Bloomberg Law
June 15, 2017, 1:47 PM

Female Chadbourne Partners Win Discovery on ‘Employee’ Status

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian

By Patrick Dorrian, Bloomberg BNA

Chadbourne & Parke will have to wait a little longer to see if it can get a sex discrimination lawsuit by female partners thrown out of court.

That’s the upshot of a June 14 ruling that granted lead plaintiff Kerrie Campbell and two other female partners limited discovery on the question of whether they are or were “employees” of the law firm entitled to protection under federal and local anti-discrimination laws. Discovery is a pre-trial process during which parties to a lawsuit exchange their potential evidence.

The women are suing on behalf of themselves and ...

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