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Thursday, November 18, 2004

MDV - Boeing Hit for $2.5 Million in Age Discrimination Case

Yesterday a Kansas federal court jury returned a million dollar verdict against Boeing Company in favor of a veteran pilot who was passed over for a higher paid test pilot position because of his age and Cuban ancestry. The Grand Forks Herald has the story. The damages included
$1.5 million in punitive damages,$370,000 in what he would have been paid as a test pilot, $31,000 in back pay and $625,000 for pain and suffering.
One of the most interesting aspects -- the plaintiff, Mario Goico is a Republican state representative representing Wichita in the Kansas legislature. My guess is that he won't be the loudest voice about tort reform in the near future.


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