Evans Jury Biased By 'White People' Remark, 9th Circ. Told

Law360, Los Angeles (April 9, 2014, 7:42 PM EDT) -- A nonprofit and five Washington state bar associations on Monday urged the Ninth Circuit to grant a new trial in a sexual harassment suit against Evans Fruit Co., saying the defense counsel's reference to the white racial identity of the company's owners may have biased the all-white jury against the plaintiffs.

In a proposed amicus curiae brief, the bar associations and the nonprofit Fred T. Korematsu Center at Seattle University School of Law asked the appeals court to grant the plaintiffs' request for a new trial,...
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