EEOC to File Sex Discrimination Suit Vs. Morgan Stanley
The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission could file a class-action sex discrimination suit against investment banking firm Morgan Stanley Dean Witter as soon as next week. The Commission has been investigating the treatment of women working at Morgan Stanley for two years, following a complaint from convertible bond sales representative Allison K. Scheiffelin, who argued that she had been underpaid, excluded from important outings with clients and denied a promotion because of her sex. Such cases are often resolved in Wall Street arbitrators’ offices, independent of government agency intervention and without a lawsuit—with the notable exception of class-action cases filed against Merrill Lynch and Smith Barney. Morgan Stanley and its lawyers have been negotiating with Scheiffelin and the EEOC, but refuse to acknowledge that she was a victim of discrimination, saying that she was one of the highest paid employees in her department and that she lost out in the promotion to another woman.
Media Resources: New York Times - September 7, 2001
11/21/2014 Fifth Circuit Court Refuses to Reconsider Ruling Blocking Mississippi TRAP Law - The full US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Thursday refused to reconsider a panel decision blocking enforcement of a Mississippi law that threatened to close the last remaining abortion clinic in the state.
In July, a panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a preliminary injunction against a Mississippi TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) law requiring abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at local hospitals. . . .