Jury Verdict To Stand In DEA Race Bias Case

Law360 (May 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge presiding over the racial discrimination case brought by two white U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents has declined to grant the government's motion for a new trial, letting stand a final award of $300,000 apiece to the plaintiffs.

On Friday, Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Rueter rebuffed the government's bid for judgment as a matter of law, arguing that the jury correctly found in favor of George W. Marthers III and Jude T. McKenna.

“The court finds that a new trial is not warranted...
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