Call it a solid week for the General's lawyers. Earlier today, Autoblog told you about a Chicago appeals court upholding GM's position on sponsoring religious groups. On the heels of this news comes a Michigan appeals court verdict overturning a $6.2 million age discrimination judgment against the automaker.

The Michigan Court of Appeals found unanimously that the claims of two Orion plant workers, Ellis Ross and Roger Holland, were incorrectly combined into a single legal case. Both plaintiffs held that General Motors had passed them up for promotions because of their age, but as they were not pursuing the same job posting (and didn't have the same qualifications, seniority, or positions), the appellate court's ruling means that both cases must have separate trials.

The court also ruled that some of the testimony offered by the plaintiff's co-workers was prejudicial, and thus inadmissible.

[Source: Associated Press via Houston Chronicle]



I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • From Our Partners

    You May Like
    Links by Zergnet
    Cars for Sale Near You

    Share This Photo X