Civil Procedure Keyed to Yeazell
Thompson v. Altheimer& Gray
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Thompson (P) filed a suit of racial discrimination against her employer,Altheimer& Gray (D) under the Civil Rights Act, Title VII, which deals with racial, national, religious and sexual discrimination in employment. While the prospective jurors were being interviewed, one of them named Leiter expressed doubts as to her qualification, stating that as employer and owner of a business, she would find her experience stand in the way of following the judge’s instructions and of applying the law. However, she remained on the jury. After the case was tried, and the verdict came in favor of Altheimer& Gray. Thompson (P) appealed on the ground that the judge had erred in leaving Leiter on the jury.
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