Velez v. Thermo King De Puerto Rico, Inc., No. 08-1320 - U.S. First Circuit
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Velez v. Thermo King De Puerto Rico, Inc., No. 08-1320

In plaintiff's age discrimination suit against his former employer, district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of defendant is vacated and remanded as, under the three stage burden shifting framework set forth in McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Green, 411 U.S. 792 (1973), several aspects of the evidence, taken together, are more than sufficient to support a factfinder's conclusion that defendant was motivated by age-based discrimination, thus raising a genuine issue of material fact that defeats summary judgment.  

Read Velez v. Thermo King De Puerto Rico, Inc., No. 08-1320

Appellate Information

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico

Decided October 16, 2009

Judges

Before: Torruella, Leval, and Lipez, Circuit Judges

Opinion by: Lipez, Circuit Judge

Counsel

For Appellant:  Carlos M. Vergne-Vargas

For Appellee:  Edwin J. Seda-Fernández, Mariel Y. Haack