$2M Verdict Tossed In ULL Coach Race Bias Suit

Law360, New York (July 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Louisiana appeals court has thrown out a $2 million jury verdict awarded to the University of Louisiana — Lafayette's former head football coach in a suit claiming his firing was partially motivated by racial discrimination.

The State of Louisiana Court of Appeal for the First Circuit on Tuesday vacated the judgment of a state district court and remanded the case, citing errors in juror selection, expert witness designation and interpretation of the jury verdict.

Jerry Lee Baldwin filed the suit against the board of supervisors,...
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