American Airlines Gets $1M Retaliation Verdict Nixed

Law360, New York (August 9, 2010, 12:50 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has thrown out a more than $1 million jury verdict in a retaliation suit against American Airlines Inc., saying the district judge was wrong to let a jury punish the airline for surveiling and interrogating a worker who claimed he was injured on the job.

The case should have never gone before a jury since the fired employee, former baggage handler Bruce Casanova, admitted he had lied to his superiors about the injury and failed to answer their questions, the U.S. Court...
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