SEPTIMUS v. UNIV. OF HOUSTON, 03-20992
In an employment discrimination suit, a jury verdict in favor of plaintiff's retaliation claim is reversed where the jury should have been instructed to apply a "but for" causation standard instead of the "motivating factor" standard used at trial.
- Decided 02/03/2005
- Published 02/03/2005
- KINKEADE, District Judge:, Before WIENER and PRADO, Circuit Judges, and KINKEADE, District Judge.
- United States Fifth Circuit
- For Appellant:
- Andrew S. Golub (argued), Dow, Golub, Berg & Beverly, Joseph Y. Ahmad, Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Anaipakos, Houston, TX, for Septimus.
- For Appellees:
- William T. Deane, Asst. Atty. Gen. (argued), Austin, TX, for Defendants-Appellants-Cross-Appellees.