Denver jury awards nearly $15M in racial discrimination case

A federal jury has awarded nearly $15 million to 11 Denver-area warehouse workers who accused a trucking company of segregating workers by race, calling black people "stupid Africans" and punishing those who complained.

Attorney Lynn Feiger, who was among those representing the workers, told The Denver Post that Wednesday's verdict against Sacramento, California-based Matheson Trucking and Matheson Flight Extenders, Inc. included $13 million in punitive damages. The company transports mail for the U.S. Postal Service and private vendors, including UPS and Federal Express.