Judge Throws Out Discrimination Suit Against Covington & Burling [USA]

Author: Jordan Weissmann, Blog of Legal Times [USA], Published on: 29 May 2009

The legal battle between Yolanda Young and her former law firm, Covington & Burling, came to an abrupt halt today, when a federal judge dismissed the case after Young and her lawyer failed to show up in court... In his official order this afternoon, the judge explained his decision by citing a long list of Young’s missteps, including “her failure to abide by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Local Rules by not responding to motions and other deadlines, and conducting herself in a manner that has impeded the defendants’ ability to defend against this action.” Young said she was not ready to comment on today’s developments.

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