289 F.3d 128 (1st Cir. 2002), 01-1915, Gray v. Genlyte Group, Inc.

Docket Nº:01-1915
Citation:289 F.3d 128
Party Name:Gray v. Genlyte Group, Inc.
Case Date:April 18, 2002
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

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289 F.3d 128 (1st Cir. 2002)

Linda GRAY, Plaintiff, Appellant,

v.

GENLYTE GROUP, INC., Defendant, Appellee.

No. 01-1915.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit

April 18, 2002

Heard Feb. 4, 2002.

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Mark D. Stern with whom Mark D. Stern, P.C. was on brief for appellant.

Brian H. Lamkin with whom Timothy P. Van Dyck, Edwards & Angell, LLP, Dorothy Pitt and Pitt, Fenton & Smith were on brief for appellee.

Before BOUDIN, Chief Judge, LYNCH, Circuit Judge, and GERTNER, [*] U.S. District Judge.

BOUDIN, Chief Judge.

This appeal stems from Linda Gray's suit in the district court charging Genlyte Group with liability under Massachusetts law for sexual harassment. The jury returned a special verdict for Genlyte, finding that Gray had been subject to sexual harassment by a Genlyte employee but not through conduct sufficiently severe or pervasive to warrant liability. Gray now appeals, claiming errors in the instructions to the jury and in rulings on admissibility of evidence.

We begin with a brief synopsis of the evidence on both sides. In asè„

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