According to the Recorder, Alameda County Judge Stephen Dombrink said that the evidence failed to support the initial verdict in the case, in which a company manager was accused of racial discrimination and harassment by two Lebanese-American drivers.
Dombrink called the harassment “mostly just offensive name-calling,” according to the newspaper.
The Recorder reported that the plaintiffs’ attorney said he was still reviewing the decision and had not yet decided on whether he would request a new trial.
In addition to reducing the award against the shipping
company, Dombrink slashed the damages against Federal
Express manager Stacy Shoun from $1 million to
$400,000, an amount her attorney intends to have reduced
even further upon appeal, the Recorder reported.
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