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Prof Who Claimed His Boss Called Him a ‘Litigious Jew’ Gets $550K and His Job Back

Posted Aug 12, 2011 11:30 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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A history professor who claimed his boss called him a “litigious Jew” has been awarded $550,000 in back pay and compensatory damages.

U.S. District Judge William Conley signed an order (PDF) this week reinstating Michael Dubin to his old job. Conley also awarded $255,000 in back pay and $300,000 in damages for emotional and reputational injuries, report the Courthouse News Service and Madison.com.

Jurors awarded Dubin $1.1 million in May after finding the school retaliated against Dubin for complaining about the slurs, but his award was limited under federal law.

Courthouse News quotes from Dubin’s complaint, which alleged he was accused “of being a 'litigious Jew' who was inferior to non-Jews in the department."

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