5th Circ. Pares Age Bias Judgment Against Raytheon

Law360, New York (May 3, 2013, 8:53 PM EDT) -- Raytheon Co. convinced the Fifth Circuit on Thursday to further whittle down a jury's age discrimination verdict against it that a judge already hacked from $17 million to about $1.9 million, with the appeals court concluding that damages for emotional distress cannot be sustained without medical testimony. 

The appeals court upheld the jury's verdict that Raytheon was liable for age discrimination under federal and Texas law for the termination of former employee Richard Miller during a reduction in force, but nixed the damages awarded to Miller...
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