Attorneys' Fees Upheld in KCSR Racial Bias Case

Law360, New York (August 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has affirmed an award of $447,000 in attorneys' fees for eight black workers who alleged the Kansas City Southern Railway Co. created a racially hostile workplace.

In a decision reached Friday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that the plaintiffs could collect attorneys' fees from the first trial in the case, even though it ended in a mistrial.

The eight plaintiffs won a $1 million jury verdict at a second trial in 2006....
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