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White HR Worker Wins $5.8M In Discrimination Case

Law360 (December 21, 2010, 7:16 PM EST) -- A Texas jury has awarded $5.8 million to a white former employee of El Paso Electric Co. who alleged that the company unfairly fired him in order to better defend itself against a discrimination complaint filed by a Hispanic human resources manager.

The 12-person jury in the 171st District Court in El Paso, Texas, issued its unanimous verdict Friday after about 2 1/2 hours of deliberation, awarding Mark Duncan $5 million in punitive damages, $5,000 in compensatory damages, $669,000 in future lost wages and $130,000 in...
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