Age Discrimination Cases
Long-term employee sued the employer, alleging termination due to age, while the employer attributed the termination to the loss of a major client. Although the jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff, a judge granted defendant’s Motion for Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict, overturning the jury’s decision as a matter of law. JNOV, often requested by defense attorneys but rarely granted, is appropriate when a jury sympathizes with a plaintiff even though there is no evidence to support the jury’s verdict.
Plaintiff sued the employer, alleging termination due to age, while the employer alleged that plaintiff yelled, screamed, and ultimately pushed a table into a co-employee. Judge ordered mediation resulted in quick settlement.