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Recent Jury Verdicts and Settlements

Published by on August 25, 2008

Some recent jury verdicts and settlements after the jump. IL — Oak Brook found not guilty of disability discrimination by jury for having denied zoning application for assisted living facility. CT — Jury awards $836,871 to former Griswold, CT, employee for violating his First Amendment rights in action under state whistleblower law.  Additional coverage is […]

Some recent jury verdicts and settlements after the jump.

IL — Oak Brook found not guilty of disability discrimination by jury for having denied zoning application for assisted living facility.

CT — Jury awards $836,871 to former Griswold, CT, employee for violating his First Amendment rights in action under state whistleblower law.  Additional coverage is here and here.

MA — Local Board considers whether to appeal $2.1 verdict in favor of lesbian in workplace harassment lawsuit.  The trial judge reduced the verdict to $600,000 on post-trial motions and awarded the plaintiff approximately $100,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs.

CA — A California jury concluded that a plaintiff was passed over for promotion because she lacked certain religious beliefs held by her supervisor. The jury awarded her $647,000 for economic and noneconomic losses, plus $5.9 million in punitive damages.

NY — Transit worker wins $735,000 verdict for religious discrimination.

FL — Jury awards $325,725 in case alleging denial of zoning permit for synagogue.

Ark. — Tobacco Superstores agrees to pay $425,000 to settle race discrimination lawsuit brought by EEOC.   The case alleged that the company failed to promote African Americans to managerial positions within the company in Arkansas and Mississippi.

WA — Jottings By An Employer’s Lawyer has a post and links to articles about a $3 million plus verdict for a former State’s Attorney in Washington.

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