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Appeals Court Tells Railway To Pay Up In Race Case

Law360 (January 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- An appeals court has affirmed a $1 million jury ruling that Kansas City Southern Railway Co. created a racially hostile workplace for eight black workers.

In a decision Wednesday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that the district court jury in the case could assess punitive damages without awarding compensatory damages.

In 2003, eight black employees of KCSR sued the company in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.

The workers alleged that they encountered...
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