8th Circ. Orders New Trial In FedEx FMLA Case

Law360, New York (August 27, 2010, 1:13 PM EDT) -- Citing improper jury instructions, a federal appeals court has ordered a new trial in a suit in which jurors found in favor of a FedEx Corp. employee who claimed the company violated her Family and Medical Leave Act rights by denying her leave and terminating her employment shortly after the death of her husband.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Thursday ruled that Judge Jean C. Hamilton of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri gave improper jury instruction...
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