Michael Lee Watts Jr v L3 Communications Corporation and L3 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.