Trevor K. Ross

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In Reeves v. Sanderson Plumbing Products, Inc., the Supreme Court addressed the evidentiary burdens required of a plaintiff in an ADEA case, holding that evidence leading the fact finder to reject the defendant's proffered legitimate nondiscriminatory reasons together with the elements of a prima facie case may meet a plaintiff's burden to show intentional discrimination. Additionally, the Court at last set forth the way in which judges may consider a motion for judgment as a matter of law without weighing the evidence, holding that a court should consider all the nonmovant's evidence drawing all reasonable inferences in favor of the nonmovant, but only consider the movant's evidence that is uncontradicted or unimpeached and coming from disinterested witnesses.