In a stunning reversal for the city of Wilmington, Del. and theadministration of Mayor James Sills, a federal jury has concluded thecity discriminated against an employee because she’s white.

The jury last week awarded 49-year-old Paula Manolakos $708,000, with$500,000 of that amount in punitive damages assessed evenly betweenSills and former Wilmington personnel director Wayne Crosse. AssistantCity Solicitor John Morgan says Wilmington will indemnify eachdefendant completely.