Updated Jul. 20, 2012 at 2:32 p.m.

Premium Lock Judge insists on trial in high-profile Silicon Valley sexual harassment case

Published: 2012-07-20 09:52:00
Updated: 2012-07-20 14:32:42

Ellen Pao has sued John Doerr, others at VC firm In this April 4, 2006 file photo, venture capitalist John Doerr poses for a portrait with partner Ellen Pao outside of their office in Menlo Park, Calif. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Harold Kahn has scheduled a hearing Friday, July 20, 2012 to consider the firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfied & Byers' request to move Pao's sexual harassment lawsuit from court to arbitration, which are usually litigated confidentially. Pao filed a lawsuit in May alleging senior partners ignored her complaints that a spurned romantic interest at the firm was harassing her. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers, with a roster of senior partners including Al Gore and Colin Powell, is embroiled in a lawsuit that's the talk of the valley, exchanging nasty accusations with a junior partner who accuses Kleiner of gender bias, sexual harassment and overall boorish behavior toward women....

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