Vaughan v. Anderson Regional Medical Ctr, No. 16-60104 (5th Cir. 2016)Annotate this Case
The issue in this interlocutory appeal arose out of a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by Susan Vaughan, a nurse supervisor, against Anderson Regional Medical Center. Vaughan alleged the Medical Center discharged her in retaliation for raising age-discrimination complaints. Vaughan’s claims invoked the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and she sought, among other things, damages for pain and suffering and punitive damages. The district court dismissed Vaughan’s claims for pain and suffering damages and punitive damages because Fifth Circuit precedent barred such recoveries under the ADEA. The Fifth Circuit agreed with the dismissal and affirmed.
The court issued a subsequent related opinion or order on February 15, 2017.