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Judge too old insists ageing rocker

BY Hussain Kayani
Employment law
BG Purple

A 60-year-old musician from New York at the centre of an age HR lawsuit is attempting to get the judge handling his case replaced because he's too old.

Violinist, Martin Stoner, admits he sounds like a hypocrite for referring to 88-year-old Manhattan Federal Judge Robert Patterson as "slow-witted and unable to function." 

But Stoner insists his fight against ageism is too important to allow the hard-of-hearing jurist to muck it up: "Judge Patterson could barely see unless he put his face almost on top of a document", Stoner wrote in a judicial complaint.

Stoner lodged his case in March after he was rejected from a competition run by a not-for-profit organisation which placed an age limit on entering musicians to a third his age.

 

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