Case: MoFo

Federal judge rejects BigLaw firm’s sanctions request in gender bias suit

April 19th, 2019

BY DEBRA CASSENS WEISS A federal judge in San Francisco has denied Morrison & Foerster’s request for sanctions in a suit claiming “mommy track” gender bias by the law firm. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley of San Francisco rejected the motion during arguments Thursday, the Recorder reports. Morrison & Foerster had claimed that the […]

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MoFo’s Attempt To Play Hard Ball With Gender Discrimination Plaintiff Fails

April 19th, 2019

The judge acted quickly on this motion. By KATHRYN RUBINO Even if you haven’t been obsessing over the recent spate of gender discrimination lawsuits filed against Biglaw firms like I have, you’ve probably still heard about the $100 million gender discrimination case against Morrison & Foerster. At this point, seven plaintiffs have come forward alleging […]

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Judge Won’t Sanction MoFo Atty Fired At 8 Months Pregnant

April 18th, 2019

By Dorothy Atkins Law360, San Francisco (April 18, 2019, 10:21 PM EDT) — A California judge won’t sanction a former Morrison & Foerster LLP associate suing the firm for pregnancy discrimination despite accepting a severance package purportedly barring legal action, saying her claims aren’t frivolous and it’s “common sense” she didn’t have job alternatives when […]

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Judge Puts an Early End to MoFo’s Sanction Request in Gender Bias Lawsuit

April 18th, 2019

The firm claimed that Sanford Heisler Sharp brought claims on behalf of a former associate that were “knowingly baseless” since she signed a release upon her termination from the firm. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley found that the plaintiff had sufficiently alleged that she signed the agreement under economic duress. By Ross Todd The […]

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A Short History Of BigLaw Gender Bias Suits

April 5th, 2019

By Natalie Rodriguez Law360 (April 5, 2019, 9:19 PM EDT) — When a group of former Jones Day associates slammed the law firm with a $300 million gender bias lawsuit on Wednesday, they joined a small but growing community of female attorneys calling out alleged inequities in BigLaw. While sexual harassment and gender-based pay discrimination suits have long […]

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MoFo Continues Push To Toss 2 Pregnancy Bias Accusers

March 26th, 2019

By Dave Simpson Law360 (March 26, 2019, 10:05 PM EDT) — Morrison & Foerster LLP again urged a California federal judge to nix two women from a $100 million pregnancy bias class action Monday, saying one signed a severance agreement releasing claims against the firm and the other has conceded her claims are time-barred. MoFo’s […]

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Ex-MoFo Attys Fighting To Stay In Pregnancy Bias Suit

March 19th, 2019

By Andrew Strickler Law360 (March 19, 2019, 7:56 PM EDT) — A pair of lawyers who earlier this year joined a $100 million pregnancy bias class action against Morrison & Foerster LLP renewed their call Tuesday to a California federal court to stay in the case. Following the filing of an amended complaint early this […]

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7th MoFo Atty Added To $200M Pregnancy Bias Suit

March 4th, 2019

By Vin Gurrieri Law360 (March 4, 2019, 5:13 PM EST) — A former New York-based Morrison & Foerster LLP lawyer on Friday became the seventh female attorney to join a $200 million California federal class action accusing the firm of systematically discriminating against pregnant women, claiming she was unlawfully fired for not being adequately “committed” […]

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Another MoFo Associate Joins Lawsuit Alleging ‘Mommy Track’ Bias

March 4th, 2019

A new complaint includes new claims under New York law and features a seventh onetime Morrison & Foerster lawyer accusing the firm of bias against pregnant women and mothers. By Scott Flaherty A seventh woman has signed onto a proposed $100 million class action accusing Morrison & Foerster of holding back the careers of mothers […]

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Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit Against MoFo Spirals And Gets Yet Another Plaintiff

March 4th, 2019

MoFo has mo’ plaintiffs to deal with in this pregnancy discrimination lawsuit. By KATHRYN RUBINO The pregnancy and gender discrimination lawsuit against the noted Biglaw firm of Morrison & Foerster just keeps on snowballing. It was back in April of 2018, that three Jane Does first sued MoFo as part of a $100 million class-action […]

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