After months of delays, a former staff attorney’s racial discrimination suit against Covington & Burling is moving forward again. In new filings, Yolanda Young’s lawyer, Latif Doman of Washington-based Doman Davis, said his client was discriminated against during Covington’s job-assignment process. Doman also said that Young’s claims are not time-barred, as Covington has contended, because she underwent an evaluation within the statute of limitations for the claim.

On Friday, Covington, which is being represented by Michele Roberts, an Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld partner, replied and asked Judge Reggie Walton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to grant their request for summary judgment. The firm says Young has failed to show that she was personally injured by the firm’s job assignment policy, and that her claim isn’t too old to be heard in court.

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