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Employment: Race Discrimination-Lack of Official Liability-Municipal Liability

Defendant appealed from the jury verdict entered against it in favor of plaintiff in his race-discrimination claim. Plaintiff was hired by defendant as the city collector; the mayor ultimately terminated plaintiff for “unsatisfactory work performance.” On appeal, defendant argued that once the jury judged the mayor not liable, there was no basis to find defendant ...