6th Circ. Revives Ford Worker's Discrimination Suit

Law360, San Francisco (June 4, 2013, 5:59 PM EDT) -- A Michigan federal court was wrong to consider nonevidentiary issues in limine in a Palestinian's case accusing Ford Motor Co. of improperly firing him while he was trapped in Gaza, the Sixth Circuit ruled in a published opinion Monday, vacating the lower court's pro-Ford ruling.

The appeals panel found that when the lower court considered Ford's motion in limine to exclude evidence on seven Ford employees the plaintiff, Moien Louzon, sought as comparators in his discrimination case, it wrongly resolved materially factual issues. Those issues —...
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