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Recent Jury Verdicts And Settlements

Published by on November 13, 2009

Our latest update on recent jury verdicts and settlements after the break.  There are alot of them this week! VA – A jury awarded $900,000 to a doctor on a tortious interference with contract claim that she brought against the hospital after she was terminated. CA — District spends $532,000 on case that settles for […]

Our latest update on recent jury verdicts and settlements after the break.  There are alot of them this week!

VA – A jury awarded $900,000 to a doctor on a tortious interference with contract claim that she brought against the hospital after she was terminated.

CA — District spends $532,000 on case that settles for $150,000.

FL – Hillsborough County reached a $278,000 settlement in a sexual discrimination suit brought by a former aide against Commissioner Kevin White.

FL – A federal jury awarded $800,000 to a former employee who claimed she was fired for refusing her employer’s orders to dismiss a worker that the company considered “too old for the job.”

GA – A federal jury awarded nearly $160,000 to a former city employee who claimed he was subject to reverse discrimination when he was terminated.

NJ – A $1.15 million settlement was tentatively reached in a racial discrimination suit brought by two former deputy fire chiefs against the City of Camden.

PA – A jury returned a verdict in favor of the township accused of engaging in conspiracy and retaliation against a police officer who spoke out about alleged racism on the force.

FL – A jury awarded $230,000 to a former police officer who alleged that the police department and the city discriminated against him because of his race.

FL – A jury returned a $4.9 million verdict for the plaintiff in a malpractice suit against two law firms that mishandled her employment discrimination claims.

MA – A jury ordered a former executive to give back almost $7 million in pay and bonuses to his former company after he was terminated for sexual harassment.

MA – A court reinstated a $1 million punitive damages award in favor of a former pharmacist who alleged she was retaliated against for complaining that she was paid less than her male co-workers.  The verdict also upheld a $733,307 award for future wages.

CA – The city of South Gate agreed to pay $7 million to settle a lawsuit brought against it by current and former police officers who alleged they were harassed and discriminated against because of their connection to two local Hispanic leaders.

IN – A federal jury found in favor of the employer in a suit by a former employee who alleged religious discrimination after he was terminated for insubordination.

GA – A federal judge issued a default verdict against a mortgage company for filing a forged affidavit as part of its defense in a sexual harassment suit by a former employee.

MA – A jury awarded $429,000 in damages to a former sewer superintendent for breach of his employment contract after he was terminated for alleged age discrimination.

CT – A court overturned a $50,000 jury verdict in favor of a former deputy human resources director who sued the town for age discrimination and gender bias after she was fired.  The jury had found for the employee on a breach of contract claim, but the court later determined that there was insufficient evidence to support the claim.

TX – A company agreed to pay $60,000 to settle a suit that was brought by a former female employee who alleged she was retaliated against for complaining about sexual harassment and gender discrimination.

HI – A jury awarded $150,000 in emotional distress damages to a city worker who alleged she was retaliated against for previously filing a sexual harassment suit against the city.

PA – A federal jury awarded $6.2 million in an age discrimination suit brought by two employees who were laid off.  The jury found that the employer had “willfully” discriminated based on age.

CA – The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a $1.24 million verdict in favor of a flight attendant who was allegedly fired from her job because of a perceived mental disability.

NJ – A $1.15 million settlement was formally reached in the racial discrimination suit brought by two former deputy fire chiefs against the City of Camden.  As part of the agreement, the current Fire Chief will resign, and certain supervisory officers will receive mandatory diversity training.

AR – A federal jury awarded $1.2 million in actual and punitive damages to six African-American employees who alleged they were subject to a racially hostile work environment.

FL – A U.S. district court judge reduced an $800,000 award to a former employee who was fired for refusing her employer’s orders to dismiss an older worker.  The judge cut $500,000 in punitive damages because the jury had essentially doubled the back pay award.

CA – A jury found for the city of Los Angeles in a suit brought by a former LAPD officer who claims she was fired due to her sexual orientation.  The jury found that the officer had been harassed, but that she had not been damaged by it.

FL – A tentative settlement of $175,000 was reached between a former long-term Marion County Fire Rescue employee and his employer who he alleges demoted and then fired him because of his age.

CA – A court of appeals overturned a $177,000 award in favor of a former bus driver who alleged she was fired for being pregnant.  The court found that the trial court had given an erroneous jury instruction which did not provide the employer with a complete defense in the event the jury found that the employee would have been fired regardless of her pregnancy.

MT – A federal jury found in favor of the employer in a retaliation suit by a former U.S. attorney who alleged she was discriminated against after testifying in a fellow employee’s EEOC case.

TX – A jury awarded $27,500 in compensatory damages and $100,000 in punitive damages to a police officer who claims she has discriminated against because of her sex.

MI – A federal jury returned a verdict of $4.3 million in favor of an Army veteran who was subject to a hostile work environment due to a disability he sustained while serving overseas.

MA – A federal jury found in favor of the Massachusetts State Police in a sexual discrimination and retaliation suit brought by a female helicopter pilot who alleged that the agency had begun investigating her flight qualifications after she filed a discrimination complaint.

HI – A federal jury awarded $150,000 in damages to a former social worker who was maliciously prosecuted by her employer in retaliation for having filed a sexual harassment case.

TX – A federal jury awarded $300,000 to a university professor who alleged he received negative job evaluations in retaliation for complaining about age discrimination.

GA – A federal jury awarded $9.2 million in damages to a former employee who alleged she was sexually harassed and assaulted by the company’s CEO.

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