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Court upholds discrimination verdict

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JACKSON, Miss. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld an $82,000 award to a white attorney who argued he was a victim of discrimination by the black-majority Greenwood Leflore Hospital board.

George Dulin argues he was pushed out of his job as the hospital board's attorney in 2006 because of his race. He was awarded $82,000 by a federal jury in Aberdeen, Mississippi, in 2012. On Wednesday, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans upheld the jury award

The hospital board argues the decision was related to Dulin's job performance and alleges that he nodded off during meetings and provided bad legal advice. Records show three members of the hospital board were black, but all five members voted to replace Dulin.

The board replaced Dulin with a black attorney.

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