Damages Overturned In Reverse Discrimination Case

Law360, New York (January 22, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal appeals court has upheld a jury’s verdict finding that the City of Milwaukee and its police chief practiced reverse discrimination against 17 white male police lieutenants, but overturned and remanded millions awarded in damages.

In a decision Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit said that the damages were wrongly determined by not considering differences in overtime and the probability that the lieutenants would have been promoted over other candidates.

The suit alleged that the city, Police Chief Arthur Jones and...
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