No 2nd Shot For Part-Time Texas Prosecutor On Bias Claims

Law360 (July 14, 2020, 11:03 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge denied a new trial to a part-time municipal prosecutor over his age and ethnicity discrimination claims, saying the jury had enough evidence to find that the lawyer, a white man over 40, was not technically an employee of the city he sued.

The court denied a new trial to plaintiff Don High, who had worked for 23 years as a prosecutor in the Municipal Court of Wylie, Texas, before Wylie's city council declined to renew his contract in March 2018 after a year of growing tensions, according to court records. A jury ended High's suit in January...

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