Berkshire Hathaway's RV Unit Wins Retaliation Jury Trial

By Alexis Shanes (October 1, 2020, 9:34 PM EDT) -- A jury vindicated a Berkshire Hathaway company in Indiana federal court Wednesday, rejecting a retaliation suit from a mobile home electrical worker who claimed his coworkers ridiculed him for being "unmanly."

With U.S. District Judge Damon Leichty presiding, the South Bend jury rejected former Forest River worker Lacy Patton's allegations that his pay cut, job change, poor working conditions and eventual firing stemmed from his decision to report the harassment. Forest River is a Berkshire Hathaway unit that produces recreational vehicles.

The verdict stems from a lawsuit that Patton, a single father of two who worked at Forest River's mobile home...

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