Lawyers ask for arbitration in high profile discrimination case

Ex-Kleiner partners claim they want to avoid embarrassment for plaintiff

Lawyers for the defendants in a high profile sexual discrimination suit are asking that the case be arbitrated, rather than heard by a panel of state court justices.

The suit against several partners of venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers—based in the Silicon Valley—was filed by former Kleiner partner Ellen Pao. Pao was fired in October 2012, five months after filing her suit.


Cathleen Flahardy

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