FedEx Damages Cut In Discrimination Suit

Law360, New York (September 14, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a stinging setback for two Lebanese-American discrimination plaintiffs, a California county court has slashed a $61 million jury award against package-delivery giant FedEx Corp.

The figure was reduced to $12.4 million by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Stephen Dombrink, who called the sum “excessive” and unjustified by harassment that “was mostly just offensive name-calling.”

The judge’s strongly worded order was by no means intended to let FedEx off the hook. He made it clear the reduction was intended to keep damages in line with prior...
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