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Mitchell-Roche Michael W. Mitchell, left, and Edward Roche, right, of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, North Carolina.

4th Circuit SpotlightA former employee sued his employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 after he was subjected to ongoing sexual harassment at the hands of a colleague, and his managers responded inadequately to reports of the harassment. The employee recovered significant compensatory damages. But the Fourth Circuit ruled that the employer was not liable for punitive damages. The decision emphasizes the high standard an employee must satisfy to hold an employer liable for punitive damages.

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