Age Bias Wasn't Factor In Deputy AG's Firing, NJ Court Says

Law360, New York (July 26, 2012, 6:44 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appeals court on Thursday backed the dismissal of a deputy attorney general's age discrimination suit against the state over a broader reduction-in-force at the Division of Law, agreeing that she failed to show her termination was the product of bias.

In 2006, the division — within the state's Department of Law and Public Safety — relied on evaluation ratings to terminate 35 deputy attorneys general including plaintiff Francine Kaplan and help trim $3 million from its budget. Then-Gov. Jon Corzine had called for...
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