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Civil Procedure Keyed to Glannon
Turyna v. Martam Construction Co.
Citation:83 F.3d 178
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Turyna worked for Martam as a truck driver from 1986 to 1989, when he was fired. He later sued Martam for overtime pay and alleged violations of Fair Labor Standards Act and Illinois public policy. At trial, the jury found against Turyna on the claims of retaliation under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Illinois public policy. However, the jury also awarded punitive damages to Turyna’s on the Fair Labor Standards Act retaliatory discharge claim. Martam moved to amend the judgment, pursuant toFederal Rule of Civil Procedure 59(e), to set aside the punitive damage award on the retaliatory discharge claim. The district court denied the motion. Martam appealed.
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