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Kleiner Firm Cleared in Silicon Valley Gender Bias Case

A California jury on Friday cleared venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers of gender discrimination claims brought against it by a former female partner. After further deliberation, the jury also cleared Kleiner on a claim that the firm had retaliated against the former partner, Ellen Pao, by terminating her employment after she sued in 2012. Despite days of courtroom drama about affairs, books of erotic poetry and office flirting, juror Steve Sammut, who mostly...

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