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$1M SLAP AT SPITZER DAD OVER RACIAL BIAS
NY Post ^ | 12/06/08 | PILAR CONCI & TODD VENEZIA

Posted on 12/07/2008 8:25:50 AM PST by Libloather

$1M SLAP AT SPITZER DAD OVER RACIAL BIAS
By PILAR CONCI and TODD VENEZIA
Last updated: 2:28 am December 6, 2008

The father of disgraced former Gov. Eliot Spitzer suffered his own disgrace yesterday, when a Bronx jury found he discriminated against four black employees and ordered him to pay more than $1 million in penalties.

The jurors took about four hours to decide that racism prompted Bernard Spitzer, 84, to improperly fire a doorman and three porters in 1999 from a building he owned at 150 E. 57th St. in Manhattan.

The jurors ordered him to pay a total of $1.3 million to Anthony Haydenn, 34, Akim Rodriguez, 38, Leanard Boyce, 71, and Treavor Morris, 32.

The men originally filed suit nearly a decade ago, and were hoping to get $8 million from the ex-governor's millionaire dad.

Still, the four men said they were pleased.

"I'm happy," Hayden said. "It's a decision that was long overdue."

"I feel vindicated," Rodriguez added. "We worked hard, we should have [what] we were entitled to."

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bias; bronx; eeoc; entitlement; nyc; racial; racism; rats; spitzer
The whole famn damily is a piece of work...
1 posted on 12/07/2008 8:25:50 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

What’s improperly fired mean?? If someone works for you, you can’t fire them with two weeks notice.


2 posted on 12/07/2008 8:29:46 AM PST by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: Sacajaweau

New York is NOT a right to work state. The employer must demonstrate cause when pressed.


3 posted on 12/07/2008 8:30:35 AM PST by Clemenza (Red is the Color of Virility, Blue is the Color of Impotence)
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To: Libloather

Although I love when liberals are the victims of the insane laws they enact, I’d like to know what this story is really about. He fired some people...so?


4 posted on 12/07/2008 8:31:06 AM PST by Hildy
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To: Libloather

Was it a black jury?


5 posted on 12/07/2008 8:31:39 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Libloather

Spitzer ILLEGALLY finance Eliot’s run for offices, and NEVER got PUNISHED for that, so this case is like OJ’s new case! KARMA, BABY!


6 posted on 12/07/2008 8:35:14 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience)
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To: Clemenza

Thanks for the info..Didn’t know that although I have heard the phrase.


7 posted on 12/07/2008 8:36:33 AM PST by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: Ann Archy

what a stellar family....Yeesh!


8 posted on 12/07/2008 8:42:16 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Obozo.....friend of dictators and wannabee revoluuuushionaries !)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

If it was in the Bronx, it was hardly white. Most of the jury pool probably spoke Spanish, too.


9 posted on 12/07/2008 8:45:09 AM PST by Canedawg ("The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it")
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To: Libloather

What was the racial composition of the Jury?


10 posted on 12/07/2008 8:52:03 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Canedawg

Thanks. I live on the “Left Coast.”


11 posted on 12/07/2008 8:52:26 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Libloather

If Bernie was the father of a GOP former governor this would have been the hot news story of the day for the NY Slimes and WaPo.


12 posted on 12/07/2008 8:59:14 AM PST by doosee
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To: Libloather

The whole legal system is a piece of work! Fired employees should get nothing! This is total madness and adds to the ruin of America.


13 posted on 12/07/2008 9:02:09 AM PST by mefistofelerevised
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To: mefistofelerevised
"We worked hard, we should have [what] we we're entitled to."

One word explains it all.

14 posted on 12/07/2008 9:06:06 AM PST by XR7
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To: Sacajaweau
Even a gazillion years ago when I was in management, we were taught you had to document anything an employee did that was against policy. We kept records so we had our paperwork in order if we had to fire someone. This was before people sued at the drop of a hat, but it was just good business sense.

Oh, and we also had to have proof of your right to work, i.e. citizenship. I laugh when liberals act like this is some new disgrace against humanity to require proof of citizenship to work.

15 posted on 12/07/2008 9:07:59 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Computer says No..... Carole Beer)
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To: Libloather

Damn, how much do doormen and porters make?


16 posted on 12/07/2008 9:24:10 AM PST by SouthTexas (Remember, it took a Jimmy Carter to bring us a Ronald Reagan!)
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To: SouthTexas

Doormen in Manhattan typically pull down $70-$80K (depending on experience) PLUS tips.


17 posted on 12/07/2008 9:26:08 AM PST by Clemenza (Red is the Color of Virility, Blue is the Color of Impotence)
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To: Clemenza

Overpaid peasants. :-)


18 posted on 12/07/2008 9:32:31 AM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Clemenza

That’s about like those in Detroit that make $75/hr to turn one size bolt in one direction.


19 posted on 12/07/2008 9:33:28 AM PST by SouthTexas (Remember, it took a Jimmy Carter to bring us a Ronald Reagan!)
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To: Ann Archy

The old man is a very wealthy and made his money in NYC real estate. I am sure he is a creep like the son. Frivoulous lawsuit? Maybe. Karma? I am sure of it.


20 posted on 12/07/2008 9:40:41 AM PST by Frantzie
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

No problem.

I have tried civil jury cases in The Bronx, and am familiar with the demographics.


21 posted on 12/07/2008 9:41:16 AM PST by Canedawg ("The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it")
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To: Libloather
"disgraced former Gov. Eliot Spitzer"

Why don't media types do the same with disgraced former Pres. bill clinton?

22 posted on 12/07/2008 9:51:08 AM PST by icwhatudo
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To: Libloather

http://www.57thstreet4.com/

The website of the plaintiffs.

Roger Stone must be smiling.
He and Bernard have history.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article3607708.ece


23 posted on 12/07/2008 9:54:19 AM PST by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: Libloather

oh please....this slime bucket will appeal this and wind up paying 1% of this in the long run.


24 posted on 12/07/2008 9:54:42 AM PST by Vaquero ( "an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Sacajaweau

Isn’t it pretty obvious that if Mr. Spitzer were a racist he wouldnt have had the four of them working for him in the first place?

Just because I’m no fan of liberals does not mean I believe that they or their family members cannot be innocent of charges against them. Particularly when we are talking about what might very well have been a rent-seeking lawsuit filed by other liberals.


25 posted on 12/07/2008 10:55:33 AM PST by freespirited (Honk to indict the MSM for treason.)
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To: Wild Irish Rogue
Thanks for the 57th Street link. It was interesting to hear their side. If this is what came out in court then good for them.
It was truly Karma indeed for old man Spitzer.
26 posted on 12/07/2008 11:40:22 AM PST by IrishCatholic (No local communist or socialist party chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing.)
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To: Libloather

” Paterson’s speech was certainly no exception. Even though he became governor of New York in quite a surprising fashion, it’s not the governor title that he wants, apparently. Paterson’s real goal, he said, is to follow in Barack Obama’s footsteps and be president of the United States, because: “Once you go black, you don’t go back.” “

http://www.politico.com/blogs/anneschroeder/1208/Gov_David_Paterson_at_the_Gridiron_He_said_what_.html?showall


27 posted on 12/08/2008 5:43:21 PM PST by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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