Man loses 2nd age-bias lawsuit against University of Iowa

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A lawyer has lost his second age bias lawsuit against the University of Iowa.

Cedar Rapids station KCRG reports that a jury ruled Tuesday that the university and its law school did not discriminate or retaliate against Donald Dobkin, who’s 62 now.

Dobkin was 55 in 2008 when he wasn’t hired for a law school teaching job that went instead to a younger candidate. He sued in 2009 and lost the case in 2012. He sued again in 2012, alleging the College of Law had discriminated against him in 2010 when he applied for a new opening. His lawsuit said the school instead hired a 40-year-old woman with less experience that he had. He also alleged the school had acted in a retaliatory manner because of his first lawsuit.