"failure to abide by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Local Rules by not responding to motions and other deadlines, and conducting herself in a manner that has impeded the defendants’ ability to defend against this action.”
Yolanda Young sued Covington and Burling, a global powerhouse law firm, alleging the firm discriminated against its black attorneys. In March 2008, Ms. Young wrote a scathing review of Covington's staff attorney program in a Huffington Post article, Law Firm Segregation Reminiscent of Jim Crow.
Judge Walton dismissed the case without prejudice. This means Ms. Young may have an opportunity to re-file her case in the future. In other words, we may not have heard the last of this one.
UPDATE (7/27/2009): Hate to say "I told you so" but when I said "we may not have heard the last of this one"... well, guess who's back? The Blog of Legal Times reports that Young's Suit Against Covington is Back on Track.