The University of Texas and former UT School of Law Dean William Powers Jr. — now UT’s president — did not discriminate against an African-American law professor or retaliate against him for filing a discrimination suit, a federal jury in Austin decided on Oct. 30.

The jury in Carson v. University of Texas at Austin, et al. also denied professor Loftus C. Carson II’s claim that the University of Texas Law School Foundation, a nonprofit group that provides financial support to UT’s law school, retaliated against Carson for suing UT by denying Carson a low-interest second mortgage loan.

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