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Case Style: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Warfield-Rohr Casket Company
Case Number: 1:01-cv-02872-WMN
Judge: William M. Nickerson
Court: United States District Court for the District of Maryland
Regina Maria Andrew and Gerald S Kiel, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Baltimore, Maryland
Charles S Hirsch of Ballard Spahr Andrews and Ingersoll LLP, Baltimore, Maryland
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission brought suit on behalf of Fred W. Kuehnl, age 56, against Warfield-Rohr Casket Company claiming that the defendant violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) by firing Kuehnl because of his age after 29 years of employment with the company. Kuehnl was replayed with a younger worker whom he was force to train. Plaintiff claimed that the defendant's CEO made numerous inflammatory age-based remarks about the plaintiff and indicated that younger employees could better serve the company.
Warfield-Rohr denied that it fired Kuehnl because of his age and further claimed that his termination was related to poor job performance.
Outcome: Plaintiff's verdict for $398,948.00.
Plaintiff's Experts: Unknown
Defendant's Experts: Unknown
Comments: Editor's Note: The defendant was reported to have vowed to appeal.