Jury Seated in Trial Examining Treatment of Lawyer

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - A jury has been seated in a trial to decide whether a former top federal prosecutor in Iowa discriminated against one of her lawyers.

Stephanie Rose, now a federal judge, was U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Iowa at the time of the alleged discrimination against then-assistant U.S. Attorney Martha Fagg.

Fagg has sued the U.S. Department of Justice, claiming that Rose discriminated against her because of her mental and physical conditions. She also claims Rose discriminated against older employees.

The Sioux City Journal reports that the eight-member jury hearing the case was seated Monday in U.S. District Court in Sioux City.

The jury will decide the disability portion of the lawsuit. Senior U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf will rule on Fagg's age discrimination claim.
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