Washington University Latest Local School Found Guilty of Age Discrimination
The St. Louis Business Journal reports that Washington University must pay Cooper $325,000 in actual damages and $200,000 in punitive damages. Cooper had sought $14 million. Still, the doctor called the ruling a matter of principle.
In 2006 attorney Jerome Dobson filed a similar age-discrimination suit against University of Missouri - St. Louis on behalf of the school's baseball coach, Jim Brady. A jury awarded Brady almost $2 million in that lawsuit. In 2007, a happy Brady told RFT: "My attorney Jerome Dobson served them (UMSL) a heaping helping of humble pie. They should still be choking on it."