Wyeth Appeals Retaliation Trial Order To High Court

Law360, New York (November 23, 2010, 4:38 PM EST) -- Pfizer Inc. unit Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc. has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review an appeals court's order for a new trial in a $4 million race discrimination and retaliation case, questioning when an employer can be held liable for retaliatory intent under the "cat's paw" theory of liability.

Pfizer asked the high court to determine whether an employer can be held liable for the alleged retaliatory intent of one of its agents who did not make the alleged retaliatory employment decision at issue, according to...
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