11th Circ. Slams Ala. University Over Racial Slur Case

Law360, San Francisco (September 3, 2013, 7:35 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit slammed Alabama State University on Tuesday, affirming a lower court's judgment that awarded a win and front pay to three former employees who claimed that they faced a barrage of racial slurs and sexual harassment, finding that ASU's attorneys' “carelessness” cost them the case.

The appeals panel rejected ASU's arguments that the Alabama federal court abused its discretion by refusing to sever the three plaintiffs' claims, by rejecting a late-filed post-trial motion and by paying two of the plaintiffs front pay after they...
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