High Court Age Bias Rule Can't Apply To Race: Judge

Law360, New York (July 27, 2009, 5:13 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling increasing the burden of proof in age discrimination cases doesn't extend to race-related claims, a federal judge has ruled, in a decision the plaintiff's lawyer believes is the first to consider Gross v. FBL Financial Services Inc. in a non-age-related suit.

In the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on Friday, Judge Jack T. Camp denied the city of College Park, Ga.'s motion to amend a pretrial order to impose a “but-for” standard of liability in a...
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