Title VII Caps Are Per Party, Not Per Claim: 5th Circ.

Law360, New York (July 11, 2011, 7:42 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit ruled Monday that the damages cap in Title VII is per party, not per person, squaring the court with its sister circuits and affirming a trimmed-down jury verdict in a sex bias suit against Pamlab LLC.

The decision, a first for the Fifth Circuit, upholds a lower court ruling capping a loss for Pamlab at $500,000, rather than the $3.45 million the jury originally awarded. The suit brought by ex-employee Carleen Black under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 claimed Pamlab's culture was...
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