Evans Jury Biased By 'White People' Remark, 9th Circ. Told
By Jeff Sistrunk
Law360, Los Angeles (April 09, 2014, 7:42 PM ET) -- A nonprofit and five Washington state bar associations on Monday urged the Ninth Circuit to grant a new trial in a sexual harassment suit against Evans Fruit Co., saying the defense counsel's reference to the white racial identity of the company's owners may have biased the all-white jury against the plaintiffs.
In a proposed amicus curiae brief, the bar associations and the nonprofit Fred T. Korematsu Center at Seattle University School of Law asked the appeals court to grant the plaintiffs' request for a new trial,...