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Recent Jury Verdicts and Settlements

Published by on March 29, 2010

Our latest update on jury verdicts and settlements after the break. CA – A California appellate court reversed a 6.2 million jury verdict in favor of an African American firefighter for failure to exhaust administrative remedies.  The firefighter had sued the city of Los Angeles alleging race, gender, and sexual orientation discrimination. CA – A police […]

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

CA – A California appellate court reversed a 6.2 million jury verdict in favor of an African American firefighter for failure to exhaust administrative remedies.  The firefighter had sued the city of Los Angeles alleging race, gender, and sexual orientation discrimination.

CA – A police officer was awarded $125,000 in a reverse discrimination and retaliation suit against the Los Angeles Police Department.

NY – A federal jury awarded nominal damages to a sheriff’s deputy in his racially hostile work environment suit against the county upon finding that he had been subject to a hostile work environment but had not suffered any damages.

NY – A jury found in favor of the county employer in a sex discrimination suit brought by a former employee who alleged he was fired after being accused of sexual harassment by a female employee.

CA – A California appeals court affirmed a $3,127,500 jury verdict in favor of a police officer in a retaliation case.  The court found substantial evidence supporting the finding that the adverse employment actions were motivated by retaliation.

DC – A jury returned a $289,669 verdict in favor of a pharmaceutical sales representative who alleged she was retaliated against for taking FMLA maternity leave.  The verdict amount will be automatically doubled under the Act’s liquidated damages provision.

MS – A judge overturned a jury verdict in favor of an African American teacher who alleged he was retaliated against after he complained of race discrimination.

PA – A federal jury returned a $6.5 million verdict in favor of an industrial manufacturer that alleged retaliation by four PA Department of Environmental Protection employees who engaged in environmental enforcement actions against the company.  The jury found that the state employees were not immune from suit because they acted outside the scope of their employment and improperly enforced environmental laws.

PA – A federal jury found in favor of the school district in a race discrimination suit brought by a former principal who alleged he was discriminated against with respect to his retirement benefits.

NY – A hotel employee was awarded $3 million by a federal jury in a retaliation suit against his employer after the employer installed a hidden camera to monitor the employee after he complained of harassment.

MS – A federal judge denied a motion to overturn a jury’s $100,000 verdict in favor of a university professor who alleged she was retaliated against by the university after she complained of gender discrimination.

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