NJ Justices Lend Support To Pharma Claim Over Racial Slurs

Law360 (March 31, 2021, 8:20 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court indicated Wednesday that jurors should be able to hear a former marketing director's allegation that his ex-supervisor created a hostile work environment at Meda Pharmaceuticals Inc. by using racial slurs on two occasions, suggesting a trial judge got it wrong in tossing the claim.

During a Zoom hearing, the justices lent support to plaintiff Armando Rios Jr.'s bid to revive that claim against Meda after the parties offered competing takes on whether the case fit the standard set forth in the Supreme Court's 1998 Taylor v. Metzger opinion, which signed off on such a claim involving...

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