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Recent Jury Verdicts and Settlements

Published by on March 21, 2011

Our latest update on recent jury verdicts and settlements, including DOL penalties, after the break. IL – The Department of Labor assessed $277,475 in civil penalties against three movie theatre companies for child labor violations involving minors across nine states. IA – A jury awarded over $2.3 million to a female supervisor at UGL Services […]

Our latest update on recent jury verdicts and settlements, including DOL penalties, after the break.

IL – The Department of Labor assessed $277,475 in civil penalties against three movie theatre companies for child labor violations involving minors across nine states.

IA – A jury awarded over $2.3 million to a female supervisor at UGL Services Unicco Operations Company who alleged she was fired because of her sex and subject to harassment and discriminatory treatment for taking FMLA leave.

CA – The city of Concord agreed to settle a retaliation suit for $47,000 brought by a police lieutenant who alleged he was retaliated against by the police department for standing up for female officers who brought sexual harassment claims against the department.

TN – A federal jury awarded over $1.5 million to three women who alleged they were subject to sexual harassment and retaliation at Mid-American Specialties, Inc.  The award included $1.1 million in punitive damages because the jury found that the company had acted with malice or reckless disregard.

NY – The Department of Labor is seeking debarment of a construction contractor and its president from working on federally funded contracts for three years.  The DOL found that the company had engaged in willful violations of wage and benefit requirements while working on two federally funded projects.

MI – A federal court ordered a property owner to pay $82,500 in civil penalties in a sexual harassment case brought by the Justice Department on behalf of six female tenants who alleged they were sexually harassed by the property manager.  A jury had previously awarded $115,000 in damages to the victims.

MA – The Department of Labor recovered $219,390 in back wages and liquidated damages for 44 restaurant employees who had been misclassified by three Boston-area restaurants and denied overtime pay.

MI — Jury finds that Quicken mortgage loan officers are exempt from overtime under the FLSA.

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