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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:28 PM
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Ex-McDonald's Manager Wins $490,000 in AIDS Discrimination Suit
http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGBV9KSPVAE.html

CLEVELAND (AP) - A jury ruled Thursday that McDonald's Corp. discriminated against a restaurant manager who claimed he was forced out of his job after the company learned he had AIDS.


The jury awarded Russell Rich of Akron $490,000 in damages in the second trial on his claim against the fast-food chain. Rich, 41, won $5 million in a 2001 trial but that verdict was overturned on appeal, based on faulty jury instructions from the judge.

Rich's lead attorney, Paige Martin, said she would appeal the amount of the damages based on alleged errors by the judge in the latest case, retired appeals court Judge John T. Patton.

She said the errors included the failure to let the jury decide to award more damages based on costly state-provided prescription coverage that would be lost with a higher income.

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Elidor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:34 PM
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1. A better headline: Man loses $4.5 million on appeal
I hate to sound cynical, but the lawyers know they have more time than Mr. Rich. He's waited years for justice and his wait is not over yet by a long shot. He'll be lucky if he lives to see a dime. Their strategy now is to starve him to death. Vultures. :puke:
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 03:42 AM
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2. indeed.
not an unheard of tactic in situations like this.
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