6th Circ. Says Job, Not $4.4M, Is Proper Award For Vet

Law360, New York (December 14, 2011, 4:05 PM EST) -- The Sixth Circuit on Wednesday refused to restore the $4.4 million jury verdict awarded to a veteran who had sued the Army for creating a work environment so hostile he was forced to quit, finding the lower court had not erred in favoring job reinstatement.

The appeals court, in a unanimous decision, partially affirmed a Michigan federal court’s conclusion that reinstatement of plaintiff James McKelvey's job, rather than the $4.4 million a jury awarded in front pay, was an appropriate remedy in the case.

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