Appellate Decision Is Mixed In Lufkin Bias Case

Law360, New York (February 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a long-litigated case, an appeals court has affirmed, vacated and remanded parts of a district court's $3.4 million decision in favor of black employees who claim that Lufkin Industries, Inc. discriminated against them.

The class action, first brought in 1997, involves hundreds of plaintiffs who allege they were adversely affected by the Texas-based company's practice of delegating assignment and promotion authority to its managers.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed in part, vacated in part and remanded...
To view the full article, register now.

Law360 UK

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Legal News & Analysis

Financial Services Law360 UK and Insurance Law360 UK provide breaking news and in-depth analysis on U.K. and European Union regulation, enforcement, legislation, and litigation involving banks, investment firms, insurers, and more.