9th Circ. Finds Discrimination V. Juror In Bias Trial

Law360, New York (March 30, 2010, 3:23 PM EDT) -- About two dozen Asian and Hispanic workers have won a new trial in their discrimination lawsuit against pipe manufacturer Nibco Inc., their former employer, now that a federal appeals court has ruled the defense discriminated against a Hispanic juror.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued the ruling Monday, saying Nibco discriminated against a Hispanic juror by removing that person from the trial. The court also found that the company’s removal of two other Hispanic jurors was questionable.

The employees, who do not...
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