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NY Gay Lawsuit Settled

Some gay legal drama came to a close yesterday when prestigious law firm Sullivan & Cromwell settled a discrimination suit. Former employee Aaron Charney filed the complaint earlier this year and accused his colleagues of not only discriminating against him, but ignoring repeated complaints:

In his lawsuit, Mr. Charney accused members of the firm of demanding he be terminated for carrying on an “unnatural” gay relationship with another Sullivan & Cromwell associate; Mr. Charney denied the relationship. The suit also contended that after he filed a formal internal complaint, members of the firm suggested that he move to a foreign office and then fabricated reviews to accuse him of overbilling clients, among other things

Sullivan, which denied his allegations, responded in February with a suit of its own accusing Mr. Charney of repeatedly and deliberately revealing confidential information about the firm and its clients as part of his legal fight.

Rather than drag through a trial, the parties agreed to settle. Those terms, of course, remain confidential. We’re thinking a few million probably did the trick.

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Oct 26, 2007
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  • 2 Comments
    • Rt. Rev. Dr. RES
      Rt. Rev. Dr. RES

      Call multi Oscar recipient Tom Hanks to again play a gay lawyer embroiled with homophobic prestigious law firms. You can also ask that attractive Spaniard to play his life partner and that equally attractive African American Oscar recipient to play his straight lawyer who learns toleration if not acceptance.

      Oct 26, 2007 at 11:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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