Bill Aims To Topple High Court Ruling In Age Bias Case

Law360, New York (March 13, 2012, 7:48 PM EDT) -- A bipartisan trio of senators on Tuesday sought to negate the U.S. Supreme Court's divided 2009 ruling in Gross v. FBL Financial Inc. by introducing a bill meant to lighten the burden on plaintiffs who bring federal age discrimination claims.

Sens. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said they had teamed up to introduce the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act, which aimed to restore the legal landscape to the way it was before the high court's June 2009 decision in the...
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