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Ex-Associate’s Gay-Bias Suit Partly Tossed

Posted Oct 2, 2007 7:07 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Sullivan & Cromwell has succeeded in narrowing a former associate’s gay-bias lawsuit against the law firm.

Manhattan Judge Bernard Fried dismissed two claims by ex-associate Aaron Charney on Friday, the New York Law Journal reports.

Fried ruled Charney could not pursue a claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress since it duplicated emotional harm damages allowed under his discrimination claim.

The judge also said Charney could not sue for conspiracy without the underlying tort claim. Charney had contended the firm conspired to discredit his case by making it appear he destroyed evidence.

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