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Recent Jury Verdicts And Settlements

Published by on September 16, 2008

We have not posted jury verdicts and settlements in a little while, so there are a number of them to report on.  The list is after the jump. MA — City of Cambridge spent $1.6 million defending wrongful termination lawsuit.  The lawsuit had resulted in a $4.5 million verdict against the City. Alaska — Former […]

We have not posted jury verdicts and settlements in a little while, so there are a number of them to report on.  The list is after the jump.

MA — City of Cambridge spent $1.6 million defending wrongful termination lawsuit.  The lawsuit had resulted in a $4.5 million verdict against the City.

Alaska — Former Fred Meyer Stores employee awarded $208,000 by jury on claim that she was fired because her boss wanted to replace her with “a younger, prettier woman he had eyes for.”

KY — Two black nurses awarded over $1 million in damages by a jury in lawsuit against hospital.  The claims included failure to promote and workplace harassment.  The jury rejected retaliation claims brought by both plaintiffs.

NY — Law firm loses $718,000 in lawsuit by ex-associate and paralegal for pregnancy discrimination.  Another story about the case is here.

TX — $411,000 jury verdict against AT&T in racial discrimination lawsuit by call center employee on failure to promote claim.

OR — Jury awards $19 million to four African America former car salesmen in hostile work environment lawsuit.  Additional coverage here and here.

MO — Federal court of appeals overturns $200,000 jury verdict for St. Louis firefighters.

AL — Firefighter who won $360,000 verdict in ADA case wants to be reinstated.  He was terminated because the defendant believed that his anti-anxiety drugs would render him unable to perform his job.  The defendant City is refusing to reinstate him until the appeal is decided.

CA — Federal district court reduced $5.9 million punitive damages award in religious bias suit to $647,000, the amount of the compensatory damage award.

ME — Town employee wins $25,000 in wrongful termination suit in Maine under the state’s whistleblower protection act.

WA — Ex-Vice Principal awarded $672,000 in retaliation suit against Seattle school district.  The plaintiff alleged that her career was derailed after she accused her principal of sexual harassment.

NY — New York appellate court overturns $1.4 million jury verdict in sexual orientation lawsuit.  The plaintiff claimed that he was terminated after being identified in a book as a former lover of a famous composer.  The defendant claimed the termination was the result of budgetary concerns.

TN — Christian teen organization awarded $967,000 for discriminatory denial of permission to use property for religious purpose.

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