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Another Request for Arbitration Rejected, Kleiner Vows to Appeal

Ms. Pao (Photo: Kleiner Perkins)

Ellen Pao’s gender discrimination case: Still headed for the courtroom. Eventually. Maybe.

When last we checked in with the legal wrangling over Ellen Pao’s gender discrimination suit against Kleiner Perkins, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Harold Kahn┬áhad rejected the storied VC firm’s arguments for arbitration but invited the firm to ask again in a hearing scheduled for today.

But it sounds like Kleiner’s legal representatives couldn’t quite close the deal. Reuters reports that,┬árather than ruling, Judge Kahn told Kleiner Perkins he didn’t buy their arguments and added that they had the option of appealing if they wanted. Read More