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Miss. Hospital Board Says Race No Factor In Firing
Monday, November 11, 2013 4:50 PM EST
Monday, December 9, 2013 4:50 PM EST
The majority-black Greenwood Leflore Hospital Board is appealing an $82,000 award to a white attorney who argued he was a victim of reverse discrimination.
George Dulin alleges he was pushed out of his job as the hospital board's attorney in 2006 because of his race. He was awarded $82,000 by a federal jury in Aberdeen, Miss., in 2012.
The hospital board is asking the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for a new trial. A three-judge panel will hear arguments Dec. 4 in New Orleans.
The hospital board argues the decision was related to Dulin's job performance, including allegedly nodding off during meetings and providing bad legal advice.
Dulin says the board did not complain about his work until after he was fired and replaced by a black attorney.
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