Norfolk Southern To Pay Fraction Of $10M Worker Bias Award
Law360, Washington (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...
Stay ahead of the curve
In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.
Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!