Bell, Bowers battle it out as Atlanta library fights bias case

The Atlanta Journal Is Reporting on the battle over a multimillion-dollar jury verdict against the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.

Seven white women who won a $23.4 million jury verdict a year ago against the library, its director and several board members. U.S. District Judge Beverly Martin in Atlanta later reduced the award to $16.8 million — $3.5 million in compensatory damages and $13.3 million in punitive damages.

It could be several weeks, even months, before the appeals court issues its decision.