Altria Appeal Of Age Bias Suit Goes Up In Smoke

Law360, New York (August 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge in New York has denied Altria Group Inc.'s move to dismiss an age discrimination lawsuit brought by a former Philip Morris director in Switzerland alleging that the company systematically fired older employees.

It was the second time the company moved to dismiss the suit.

D'Arcy Quinn, 52, a former in-house counterfeiting counsel and director for Philip Morris International Inc., launched the lawsuit against the cigarette maker and its parent company Altria in October 2007. He alleges that the company fired him because of...
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