An NCTD COASTER train travels north along the LOSSAN corridor. Photo courtesy NCTD.

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A jury rejected claims Thursday that a former human resources employee at the North County Transit District was laid off because of her age and gender.

Virginia Moeller sued the transportation agency in 2013, saying the CEO of NCTD “made various age and age/gender based remarks indicating a bias against female, and/or older female employees.” But one of the jurors in the two-week trial in Vista Superior Court said Moeller didn’t prove her case.

“I think all of us wanted to go with the plaintiff,” said Joshua Silva, one of the 12 jurors on the two-week trial, “but we just couldn’t.”

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