An appeals court has overturned a 5 million dollar verdict won by a former McDonald’s restaurant manager based on his claims the company discriminated against him because he has H-I-V, the virus that leads to aids. Akron resident Russell Rich was awarded the damages in 2001. He sued the company after he was forced to resign from his job in 1997. A three-judge panel yesterday said McDonald’s didn’t receive a fair trial. The court ordered the verdict thrown out and the case retried. Rich never received any of the money during the two years the case was being reviewed by the eighth Ohio District Court of Appeals. Rich’s lawyer Paige Martin says she plans to appeal to the Ohio Supreme Court.