- Associated Press - Thursday, June 2, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge has ordered a new trial for a former Jackson Public School District administrator who filed a discrimination lawsuit against the district and two superintendents.

The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/1UiPpt0 ) reports that U.S. District Judge Tom Lee granted former Deputy Superintendent Pamela Felder’s motion for a new trial on Tuesday after she had requested one in January.

In November, a federal jury ruled that Felder was not a victim of race or gender discrimination, but found that the district interfered with her ability to leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act after she was injured in a fall on campus in 2011. No monetary damages were awarded.

Jackson Public School District attorney JoAnne Shepherd says the district is prepared to defend the matter again.

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Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com

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