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Thompson v. Altheimer & Gray

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
248 F.3d 621 (7th Cir. 2003)


Thompson (plaintiff) appealed from a jury verdict against her in a Title VII racial discrimination suit against her employer, Altheimer & Gray (defendant). Thompson argued that a juror, Leiter, should have been struck for cause. When asked during voir dire whether there was anything that would prejudice her decision, Leiter stated that as a business owner she would tend to favor the defendant and that her experiences with employees suing simply because they failed to get a promotion or raise might “cloud” her judgment. However, the juror stated that she would do her best to be fair. Having exhausted three peremptory challenges, Thompson’s attorney had requested the court to strike Leiter for cause. The court refused and Leiter was able to remain on the jury.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Posner, J.)

Concurrence (Wood, J.)

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