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Witness scheduling blamed for mixed verdict

Surgeon wins age discrimination suit against university but loses breach-of-contract claim

Dr. Joel Cooper is just the kind of plaintiff any lawyer would want on the stand: esteemed, funny, warm, knowledgeable. So his attorney Jerome "Jerry" Dobson had mixed feelings when the St. Louis jury came back with a $525,000 verdict in Cooper's age discrimination lawsuit against Washington University. The jury vindicated Cooper's former supervisor from all ...