Nos. 07-2013, 07-2140.

528 F.3d 15 (2008)

Maribel NEGRÓN-ALMEDA et al., Plaintiffs, Appellees, v. Carlos Gabriel SANTIAGO et al., Defendants, Appellants. Puerto Rico Trade and Export Company, Putative Intervenor, Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Decided June 5, 2008.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Susana I. Peñagarícano-Brown, Assistant Solicitor General, with whom Salvador J. Antonetti-Stutts, Solicitor General, Mariana D. Negrón-Vargas, Deputy Solicitor General, and Maite D. Oronoz-Rodríguez, Deputy Solicitor General, were on brief, for defendants.

Eyck O. Lugo-Rivera, with whom Lauracelis Roques-Arroyo and Martínez Odell & Calabria, were on brief, for putative intervenor.

Claudio Aliff-Ortiz, with whom Michael Craig McCall, Eliezer Aldarondo-Ortiz, Sheila Torres-Delgado, and Aldarondo & López Bras, were on brief, for plaintiffs.

Before TORRUELLA, Circuit Judge, SELYA, Senior Circuit Judge, and HOWARD, Circuit Judge.

SELYA, Senior Circuit Judge.

Following a jury verdict in an employment discrimination case premised on a claim of political connivance, the district court used its equitable powers to augment the verdict. That action, along with the court's refusal to allow the affected public corporation to intervene in the post-verdict proceedings, have produced a series of conundra, with which we must now grapple.

After careful consideration of a meandering record, we reverse...

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