Norfolk Southern To Pay Fraction Of $10M Worker Bias Award
By Bryan Koenig (February 17, 2016, 7:24 PM EST) -- An Alabama federal judge entered a $396,521 final judgment Wednesday against Norfolk Southern Railway Co. for allegedly discriminating against a former road conductor after an injury, a figure the sides informally agreed to after the $10.5 million jury verdict was tossed.
In a one-paragraph ruling, U.S. District Judge Virginia Emerson Hopkins agreed to the parties' Feb. 8 stipulation that damages in such cases were capped at $300,000 plus lost wages, which in this instance was $96,500.
A federal jury had awarded former conductor Warren Whitted $8 million in punitive damages and $2.5 million in emotional pain and mental anguish damages on...
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