Verdict against Cicero mayor thrown out

December 26, 2011 2:55:06 PM PST
A federal judge has granted Cicero Town President Larry Dominick a new trial in a civil lawsuit filed against him.

A former town employee claimed Dominick fired him for political reasons. In July, a jury agreed and awarded $650,000 in damages to Merced Rojas.

Now, a judge has thrown out the jury's verdict, saying that Rojas' lawyer engaged in misconduct and tried to introduce inadmissible evidence.