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Judge Lops $5M Off GE Damages, Upholds Verdict

Law360 (October 24, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has halved a $10 million punitive damages award in an employment discrimination suit against General Electric Co. but has refused to overturn the jury's finding that the company retaliated against the plaintiff for complaining about mistreatment.

On Oct. 15, Senior Judge Warren W. Eginton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut denied GE's motions for judgment as a matter of law and for a new trial. But he granted the company's request that he remit the penalties, reducing the punitive...
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