Chiefs Rally (in the courtroom)
In the wake of the Chiefs’ recent courtroom setback in which their arbitration agreement with employees was held unenforceable (see post Kansas City Chiefs Start the Season 0-2), the Chiefs recently went to trial in an age discrimination case filed by a 61-year old maintenance manager with 12 years of service. The employee claimed he was fired because of his age; the Chiefs asserted he was fired for insubordination and poor performance. Plaintiff sought $400,000 in compensatory damages, plus punitive damages. The Chiefs made a $75,000 offer of judgment before trial. The jury returned a defense verdict.
Cox v. The Kansas City Chiefs Football Club, Inc., case no. 1116CV14143 (Jackson Co. Circuit Court)