Jury awards $11.4M in racial bias case against Michigan

A jury has awarded more than $11 million to a black couple who filed a discrimination lawsuit against the state Corrections Department

FLINT, Mich. -- A jury has awarded $11.4 million to a black couple who filed a discrimination lawsuit against the Michigan Department of Corrections.

Attorney Jon Marko says Lisa Griffey was a probation officer who was racially harassed by white co-workers. She says they called her "mammy" and the "black one."

The jury on Monday said Cedric Griffey also suffered. The trial lasted six weeks.

The attorney general's office, which defended the Corrections Department at trial, says an appeal is likely.