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US court dismisses Exxon Mobil from discrimination lawsuit

EXXON Mobil Corp. was dismissed by the federal court as a co-defendant in a discrimination lawsuit against Mobil Oil Marianas Inc.

The discrimination suit was lodged by Nicolas Pohl, who alleges that he was discriminated against because of his race, national origin and age.

Ramona V. Manglona

On Monday, District Court for the NMI Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona dismissed his lawsuit against Exxon Mobil with prejudice for lack of personal jurisdiction.

The judge also granted the voluntary dismissal notice filed by Pohl, who had applied for s job as engineer technician.

In his complaint, Pohl alleged that Mobil Oil Marianas in Aug. 2010 engaged in unlawful employment practices in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1984 when it favored employees who were not Caucasian or American.

He said Mobil hired a non-Caucasian, non-American for the position of field engineering technician, and favored employees who were below 40 years old. He was 57 when he applied.

Pohl, who is represented by attorney Matthew J. Holley, is asking the federal court for compensation for future non-pecuniary losses resulting from the alleged unlawful practices, including but not limited to emotional distress damages to be determined at trial, and special and compensatory damages according to proof.