U of Pittsburgh Beats Croatian Ex-Instructor's Bias Suit

By Rachel Stone (November 22, 2021, 2:20 PM EST) — A federal jury in Pennsylvania sided with the University of Pittsburgh in a lawsuit brought by a dental school instructor who said the school terminated her due to her Croatian ethnicity after a colleague claimed she’d threatened to kill him.

After a four-day trial, the jury found that Dr. Snjezana Bagic hadn’t shown that unlawful discrimination cost her the job. Bagic argued that her firing followed a colleague misinterpreting a statement she made saying that she had killed during what she called the “Patriotic War in Croatia” in the 1990s.

Bagic filed suit in 2018, arguing that the university dismissed her…