BigLaw firm settles with 5 pregnancy-bias plaintiffs in $200M suit
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Five out of seven plaintiffs who sued Morrison & Foerster for alleged “mommy track” bias have settled their claims after a mediation session, according to a court filing.
The would-be class action suit alleges that the law firm discriminates against pregnant women and mothers by holding them back from advancement with their peers. The suit, filed in April 2018 in San Francisco federal court, now seeks $200 million in back pay and damages.
Morrison & Foerster denies the allegations and says it is a leader among law firms in terms of gender equality.
A new amended complaint, expected to be filed Dec. 10, will reveal the names of the two remaining plaintiffs. Previously the plaintiffs were identified as Jane Does 1 through 7.