Judge Nixes Jury Verdict For Female Va. Tech Workers

Law360, New York (July 1, 2011, 5:16 PM EDT) -- A Virginia federal judge on Wednesday overturned a jury verdict awarding back pay to two female Virginia Tech fundraisers who claimed they were paid less than their male counterparts.

U.S. District Judge James C. Turk threw out a verdict for Virginia Tech employees Shana Maron and Greta Hanes and ordered a new trial on their disparate treatment claims, ruling that the evidence presented at trial showed that the university's compensation decisions were driven by legitimate, gender-neutral concerns.

“Virginia Tech is pleased with the court’s most recent decision, and pleased that the court recognized that the university has, from the beginning, acted...

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