Nat’l Desk: In Colorado, a $2.5M verdict for race discrimination

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After a one-week trial, a jury in Colorado found that a high school basketball coach’s firing was unfair and racially discriminatory, and awarded $2,500,000 in damages. The jury determined that the coach had suffered $200,000 in economic damages, $1,300,000 in emotional damages, and also awarded $1,000,000 in punitive damages against the Colorado High School Activities Association.

Juries increasingly understand the real harm caused by discrimination, and they aren’t afraid to take emotional damages into account.

Read more at CBS Denver.