WTO defends bank in employment discrimination case
Despite an agreed upon settlement between the firm's bank client and a plaintiff in an employment discrimination case, a Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell team persuaded the plaintiff to voluntary dismiss her case with prejudice. The parties had previously reached a settlement agreement, but negotiations were ultimately unsuccessful because the plaintiff's counsel refused to settle with the proper corporate entity. The plaintiff alleged various claims arising under Title VII, including hostile work environment, disparate treatment, and constructive discharge. As a result of aggressive early motions practice and early discovery tactics by the WTO team, the plaintiff abandoned and voluntarily withdrew her claims against the firm's client.