PwC doesn't want the number of potential plaintiffs in an age discrimination lawsuit to be revealed.(Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM)

A federal magistrate judge has denied an effort by PricewaterhouseCoopers to seal the number of would-be class members in an age discrimination suit that claims the accounting and consulting firm unlawfully struck older job applicants from employment consideration.

The lawsuit, filed last year in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California by the AARP Foundation Litigation and the law firm Outten & Golden, alleges the hiring practices at PwC are discriminatory.

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