High Court Declines To Hear Racial Bias Petition

Law360, New York (October 4, 2010, 6:59 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday to ignore Worldwide Network Services LLC's challenge to an appeals court ruling vacating a $10 million punitive damages jury award it had won against defense contractor DynCorp International LLC in a racial discrimination and breach of contract suit.

A divided U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit overturned the jury award in February, ruling that WWNS, a telecommunications company specializing in the deployment of information technology and communications networks in high-risk environments, had not sufficiently shown mens rea....
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