2008_12_bspitz.jpgA jury decided that real estate developer (and father of the former gov) Bernard Spitzer discriminated against employees and must pay them $1.3 million in back wages and damage. Four employees had sued Spitzer and the building management at 150 East 57th Street after they were fired by the super and replaced by white or light-skinned Hispanics. The building management company settled with them, but Spitzer did not and the suit headed to court. The ailing 84-year-old, who had denied racism ("If I see a doorman, I see a doorman - I do not see a white doorman or a black doorman... I don't see the blackness or whiteness or pinkness or yellowness of a doorman"), was not in court; his lawyer said they will appeal.