Overruling the Jury: Duncan v. GMC and Appellate Treatment of Hostile Work Environment Judgments

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Dara E. Purvis

Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law

Date Written: January 30, 2006

Abstract

In 2002, the Eighth Circuit reversed a one million dollar jury award to the plaintiff in a sexual harassment suit against General Motors Corporation. This reversal demonstrates the danger of appellate review of such verdicts, limiting sexual harassment verdicts to the lowest common denominator in that circuit.

Keywords: Employment discrimination, sexual harassment

Suggested Citation

Purvis, Dara E., Overruling the Jury: Duncan v. GMC and Appellate Treatment of Hostile Work Environment Judgments (January 30, 2006). Yale Law & Policy Review, Vol. 24, p. 485, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1899106

Dara E. Purvis (Contact Author)

Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law ( email )

Lewis Katz Building
University Park, PA 16802
United States

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