ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) – Celebrity attorney Gloria Allred is being permitted to participate in an upcoming civil case filed by nine former cocktail waitresses against the Resorts casino in Atlantic City who claim to be victims of age and sex discrimination.

Attorneys for Resorts sought to block Allred’s participation, along with her Los Angeles based law partner Nathan Goldberg, on grounds they are not licensed to practice in New Jersey. Superior Court Judge Joseph Marczyk has shot that motion down.

Allred’s ready to take on the matter.

“They allege that they were fired because of their age and/or because they didn’t meet the gender stereotypes of the defendants concerning a perceived ideal feminine body type.”

They claim they were fired after the casino went to flapper-style waitress dresses. Marczyk did place restrictions on Allred and Goldberg. They won’t serve as trial counsel, they can’t seek delays because they can’t be in court, and all court papers must bear the signature of either of two other lawyers who are licensed in New Jersey.

Reported by David Madden, KYW Newsradio 1060