3rd Circ. Remands Philips Bias Case Over Damages

Law360, New York (April 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has affirmed a jury verdict in favor of a former temporary worker for Philips Lighting North America Corp. who claimed she was not hired for a permanent position because of sex discrimination. However, the court has ordered a new trial on the amount of damages the woman should receive.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled Thursday that the jury instructions given in the case were not improper, as Philips had argued on appeal, and affirmed the verdict in...
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