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Dewitt v. Proctor Hosp., 07-1957

In a suit against a hospital alleging multiple forms of discrimination, summary judgment for defendant is affirmed in part and reversed in part where: 1) plaintiff did not sufficiently support her age and gender discrimination claims; 2) plaintiff did establish, however, that direct evidence of association discrimination may have motivated defendant in its decision to fire her; and 3) a reasonable jury could conclude that defendant retaliated against plaintiff in violation of ERISA by firing her to remove the cost of her husband's healthcare expenses.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 11/29/2007
  • Decided 02/27/2008
  • Published 02/27/2008


  • EVANS, Circuit Judge., Before CUDAHY, POSNER, and EVANS, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Nile J. Williamson, Peoria, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Richard A. Russo, Davis & Campbell, Peoria, IL, for Defendant-Appellee.