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Reeves v. Sanderson Plumbing Products, Inc.
Citation:530 U.S. 133 (2000)
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Reeves (Plaintiff) sued Sanderson Plumbing Products, Inc. (Defendant) for age discrimination. In the district court, the jury returned a verdict for Reeves, finding that Sanderson intentionally discriminated against him. During the trial, the court denied oral motions by Sanderson for judgment as a matter of law under Rule 50. The Fifth Circuit overturned the verdict, finding that the evidence was insufficient as a matter of law to sustain a jury’s finding of intentional discrimination.
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