9th Circ. Chucks $1M Verdict Against FedEx In Bias Case

Law360, Los Angeles (February 22, 2012, 7:03 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a decision to throw out a nearly $1 million jury verdict against FedEx Corp. in a former manager's race discrimination and retaliation suit, saying a review of the record showed no factual basis for the verdict.

“[W]e affirm because we conclude that 'the evidence permits only one reasonable conclusion, and that conclusion is contrary the jury's verdict,'” a three-judge panel said in rejecting plaintiff Pernell Evans' appeal. “The district court correctly concluded that FedEx was entitled to judgment as a...
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