8th Circ. Denies AT&T Appeal In Religious Bias Suit

Law360, New York (January 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal appeals court panel has upheld a $756,000 jury award against AT&T Inc. for allegedly discriminating against two former customer service technicians who attended a Jehovah’s Witnesses convention.

In its opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit said that AT&T never filed a renewed motion for judgment as a matter of law after the lower court's entry of judgment.

As a result, it declined to consider the merits of AT&T's appeal. The telecommunications company had argued among other things that the two...
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