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Recent Jury Verdicts and Settlements

Published by on March 9, 2011

Our latest update on recent jury verdicts and settlements after the break. OH – A jury awarded $900,000 to a former medical assistant in an age discrimination suit against the hospital alleging she was fired after a patient mix-up while the younger employees involved were not disciplined. VA – A federal jury awarded $3.17 million […]

Our latest update on recent jury verdicts and settlements after the break.

OH – A jury awarded $900,000 to a former medical assistant in an age discrimination suit against the hospital alleging she was fired after a patient mix-up while the younger employees involved were not disciplined.

VA – A federal jury awarded $3.17 million in damages to a minority contractor in a race discrimination and breach of contract suit brought against the Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority.  The contractor alleged that it was blamed for shoddy work on a federal housing project as pretext for racial discrimination.  (UPDATE 5/3/2011:  The judge grants defendant’s motion for a new trial based on the presentation of false evidence by the plaintiff at trial.  The opinion can be found here.)

TN – The Department of Labor prevented the shipment of goods by a manufacturer due to the company’s wage violations and secured over $138,000 in back wages owed to former employees of the company.

OH – The Department of Labor recovered $8,558 in back wages for 159 workers of 6 Subway restaurants who were denied minimum wage and overtime pay.

FL – The Department of Labor recovered $50,258 in back wages for eight tractor operators who were improperly classified as exempt from the FLSA’s overtime requirements.

CA – A former college baseball coach was awarded over $1 million in a suit against the college claiming that he was fired for reporting alleged academic fraud and financial misconduct.

CA – A jury awarded a former employee of a recreational vehicle company $385,000, including punitive damages, in an age discrimination suit against the company.  The employee, who was a salesman for the company, alleged that the company fired him because of his age.

TN – The Tennessee Court of Appeals upheld the trial court’s judgment of $650,000 in favor of two former city employees who alleged they suffered race discrimination, hostile work environment and retaliation.

IL – InterCall, a conferencing services provider, settled a race discrimination suit for $700,000 brought by the Department of Labor on behalf of 151 minority job applicants who were rejected for sales associate positions with the company.

TX – The Department of Labor recovered $1.8 million in back wages for nearly 400 workers of a Houston-based grocery store chain, as well as $200,000 in civil penalties, for repeat and willful violations of the FLSA’s minimum wage and overtime provisions.

NY – The Department of Labor recovered $780,000 in back wages and liquidated damages for 40 employees of a Long Island pizzeria, as well as $20,000 in civil penalties, for willful violations of the FLSA’s minimum wage and overtime provisions.

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