LORILLARD v. PONS

No. 76-1346.

434 U.S. 575 (1978)

LORILLARD, A DIVISION OF LOEW'S THEATRES, INC. v. PONS.

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided February 22, 1978.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Thornton H. Brooks argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the brief was M. Daniel McGinn.

Norman B. Smith argued the cause and filed a brief for respondent.*


MR. JUSTICE MARSHALL delivered the opinion of the Court.

This case presents the question whether there is a right to a jury trial in private civil actions for lost wages under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA or Act), 81 Stat. 602, as amended, 88 Stat. 74, 29 U. S. C. § 621 et seq. (1970 ed. and Supp. V). Respondent commenced this action against petitioner, her former employer, alleging that she had been discharged because of her...

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