The federal judge overseeing the gender discrimination case against Morrison & Foerster has denied the firm’s motion to sanction a former associate who signed a waiver of claims before suing the firm.

The firm claimed in a motion filed earlier this month that the associate, proceeding anonymously as Jane Doe 4, and her lawyers at Sanford Heisler Sharp brought claims that were “knowingly baseless,” due to the release she signed upon termination from the firm.

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