Boehringer IP Atty's Forced Retirement Ruled Illegal

Law360, New York (August 31, 2009, 1:09 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has ruled that Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act when it forced its chief patent counsel to retire at 65, but declined to award him any damages because the judge contended the attorney did not try hard enough to find another job.

Judge Vanessa Bryant of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut ruled Thursday that Robert Raymond, who was officially the company's vice president for intellectual property, could still not be considered a "high policymaking"...
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