Gerald Maatman, a partner at Seyfarth Shaw, filed a motion on Tuesday defending the company from a proposed class-action case. Maatman is a go-to attorney for companies facing discrimination suits from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
In the motion, Maatman argued for the dismissal of a proposed class-action racketeering suit brought by six actresses in December. He contends that Harvey Weinstein’s alleged misconduct is barred by the statute of limitations, and that the plaintiffs failed to establish that the company as a whole was responsible for Weinstein’s behavior.
“Virtually all of the alleged conduct about which Plaintiffs complain in the Complaint was committed by H. Weinstein, acting alone, between 10 and 25 years ago,” Maatman argues.
Maatman will also be handling the company’s defense to the discrimination suit filed