Worker Bias Claims Bolstered By High Court Criminal Case

Law360, New York (March 31, 2014, 8:03 PM EDT) -- Workers pursuing age discrimination and Title VII retaliation cases have found ammunition for their claims in an unlikely case — a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down a drug dealer's criminal conviction for selling heroin that resulted in a drug user's death.

The nation's highest court in January reversed Marcus Burrage's conviction for selling heroin that resulted in a user's April 2010 death, a charge that carried a 20-year mandatory minimum sentence. Burrage was also convicted on a different heroin distribution count that was not...
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