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Recent Jury Verdicts and Settlements

Published by on June 6, 2011

Our latest update on recent jury verdicts and settlements after the break. WI – A federal jury awarded $1.1 million to a former history professor at Madison Area Technical College who alleged he was fired for complaining about discrimination and harassment by his colleagues because of his religion.  The college asserted that the professor’s probationary contract […]

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

WI – A federal jury awarded $1.1 million to a former history professor at Madison Area Technical College who alleged he was fired for complaining about discrimination and harassment by his colleagues because of his religion.  The college asserted that the professor’s probationary contract was not renewed because of his teaching performance.

TX – A former Texas Tech nurse was awarded over $500,000 by a jury in a lawsuit against the school alleging racial discrimination by her supervisor and retaliation for reporting the discriminatory treatment.

CA – A jury awarded a former truck driver trainee $1.5 million in a sexual harassment suit brought by the driver against CRST Expedited alleging she was subject to unwanted touching and sexual comments by the male driver assigned to train her.

KY – The Court of Appeals of Kentucky vacated a jury verdict of nearly $1 million in favor of a former employee of Vinland Energy Operations, LLC, who alleged she was subject to sexual harassment by the owner and retaliated against for reporting the conduct.  On appeal, the court found that the damages awarded by the jury were excessive in light of the “weak” evidence of emotional distress offered by the plaintiff and remanded the matter for a new trial.

WI – A federal jury awarded $1.5 million to two Town of Beloit employees who alleged they were retaliated against for opposing racially discriminatory remarks by the town’s former police chief.

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