Friday, August 19, 2011

Ninth Circuit Affirms Victory for Montana State in Retaliation Case

Despite my prediction, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the lower court's decision to dismiss former coach retaliation Robin Potera-Haskins's case against Montana State. Apparently the appellate panel was not as concerned as I was about the trial judge's failure to give reasons for his determination that Potera-Haskins lacked credibility, or why it made sense to assume, in an employment case, that money damages were not at issue and therefore a jury trial was not warranted. But the judges certainly didn't take the time to say why, affirming the lower court's decision in a four-sentence, unpublished opinion.