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Gross v. FBL Financial Services, Inc.

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-441 8th Cir. Mar 31, 2009
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Jun 18, 2009 5-4 Thomas OT 2008

Issue: Whether a plaintiff must present direct evidence of discrimination in order to obtain a mixed-motive instruction in a non-Title VII discrimination case.

Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas on June 18, 2009.

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