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Civil Procedure Keyed to Friedenthal
Reeves v. Sanderson Plumbing Products, Inc.
Citation:530 US 133 (2000)
Reeves sued Sanderson Plumbing Products, Inc., alleging age discrimination. The district court allowed the matter to be submitted to the jury. The jury returned a verdict for Reeves, finding that Defendant intentionally discriminated. The Court of Appeals overturned the verdict, however. The Court of Appeals found that where, as here, a plaintiff had presented a prima facie case of age discrimination and sufficient evidence to support the trier of fact not believing the defendant’s legitimate nondiscriminatory reason for the allegedly discriminatory conduct, the evidence was insufficient as a matter of law to sustain a jury’s finding of intentional discrimination.
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