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Golf Club’s General Counsel DQ’d in EEOC Sexual Harassment Case

Nov. 7, 2019, 9:11 PM

The long-time general counsel of a Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., golf club being sued by the EEOC for alleged sexual harassment will likely be a witness at trial and can no longer assist in the club’s defense, a federal judge ruled.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was correct that Mark Koorenny had to be disqualified from any role as counsel for Bay Club Fairbanks Ranch in the lawsuit, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California said Nov. 6. The agency established the grounds for attorney disqualification under California rules governing the professional conduct of lawyers, the court...

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