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USA: Six women at Dresdner file $1.4 billion discrimination lawsuit

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11 January 2006

DKW [Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein] Vows to Fight Women Bankers' $1.4 Billion Discrimination Case

Author: Liz Chong, Times [UK]

Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein [part of Allianz] last night insisted it would resist a $1.4 billion (£800 million) lawsuit from six female bankers who have lodged documents in a New York court alleging sex discrimination.

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10 January 2006

Six Women at Dresdner File Bias Suit [USA]

Author: Jenny Anderson, New York Times

Six women who are senior bankers at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein Services [part of Allianz] have sued the investment bank, contending that they were denied equal bonuses and promotions that went to men with less experience...The complaint...also cites instances of lewd behavior toward the women...The lawsuit seeks $1.4 billion for economic damages, emotional distress, harm to reputation and punitive damages...[also refers to Dresdner Bank (part of Allianz), Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Salomon Smith Barney]

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9 January 2006

Class Action Gender Discrimination Complaint Filed by Six Female Executives Against Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and Other Individuals [USA]

Author: Thompson Wigdor & Gilly LLP [plaintiff's counsel]

[A] group of six current female executives filed a class action gender discrimination case in the Southern District of New York against Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein ("DrKW"), a German investment bank, whose parent company is Dresdner Bank AG, a member of the Allianz Group.

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