Appeals Court Grants EEOC Win Against Nursing Home

Law360, New York (November 7, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a victory for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and a blow to a nursing home that fired a cook after learning she had hepatitis C, a federal appeals court has reversed a lower court's decision to prohibit a jury from considering whether to award punitive damages.

In addition to reversing the lower court’s decision to grant judgment as a matter of law to defendant Heartway Corp. on the punitive damages issue, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit affirmed the jury verdict...
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