A federal appeals court has bounced an age-bias suit by a lawyer whose firm axed him after a tortuous year-and-a half stint, finding there were ample non-discriminatory reasons for firing him.

Affirming summary judgment for the firm, Moser, Patterson & Sheridan of Shrewsbury, N.J., the 3rd Circuit held that the evidence proferred by John Kelly shows that at most, age was one of multiple motivations, which is not enough to prove a violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

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