Friday, May 11, 2012

Recent Defense Verdict in Federal Middle District Age Discrimination Case

Case: Anthony Curra v. Country Club of Scranton, Civil # 3:10-CV-591, U.S. District Court, Middle District of PA

Trial Judge: The Honorable Edwin Kosik

Case Summary:

Plaintiff, Anthony Curra filed a claim for age discrimination under the ADEA and PHRA following his termination from the Defendant, Country Club of Scranton where he worked as a cook for 22 years. Plaintiff argued that his termination was based solely on his age and claimed that the Country Club of Scranton had a pattern and specific intent to terminate its older employees. The Defense argued that the Plaintiff was terminated because of his inability to perform the duties of his employment position and was not competent to serve in the position of a head chef.

After a three day trial, the jury returned a unanimous verdict for the Defendant and held specifically that the Country Club of Scranton was not liable under the ADEA or the PHRA for any of the claims asserted by the Plaintiff.   Defense counsel was James Doherty, Jr. and James Doherty, III of the Scranton law firm of Scanlon, Howley & Doherty, P.C.

Source:  May 10, 2012 Times-Tribune Article by Steve McConnell:

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