7th Circ. Ditches $3.5M Award To Harassed Chrysler Worker

Law360, New York (May 14, 2013, 7:57 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit said Tuesday that a jury's $3.5 million punitive damages award to a Chrysler Group LLC factory worker who faced death threats and harassment from co-workers was unwarranted, reversing a decision the court had reached in August.

Following a rehearing of the case in early April, the appeals court changed its position on the award to Otto May Jr., a pipefitter at a Chrysler assembly plant who sued the company for not stopping his colleagues from leaving intimating, epithet-filled, anonymous messages for him for...
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