Michael Lee Watts, Jr. v. L-3 Communications Corporation and L-3 Communications AIS GP Corporation

Successfully obtained summary judgment for L-3 in a lawsuit filed by a plaintiff claiming age discrimination under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. L-3 terminated plaintiff for mischarging his time in violation of company policy and federal law. Plaintiff denied engaging in mischarging and alleged that L-3 wrongfully terminated him, not for mischarging, but because of his age. The court held that L-3 articulated a legitimate, non-discriminatory reason for plaintiff’s termination and agreed that plaintiff failed to present competent summary judgment evidence of pretext. Plaintiff’s claims were dismissed in their entirety, and the court awarded L-3 its costs.

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