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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.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/03/2005
  • Published 02/03/2005

Judges

  • KINKEADE, District Judge:, Before WIENER and PRADO, Circuit Judges, and KINKEADE, District Judge.

Court

  • United States Fifth Circuit

Counsel

  • 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.
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