Polsinelli Podcasts - Removing Caps on Punitive Damages: What is the Impact on Business?
Bill on Bankruptcy: Sigmund Freud, Marx Brothers, Bernie Madoff
Think you've heard every cautionary workplace tale? Believe it or not, you probably haven't – the real question is, how prepared are you to handle wildly unusual complaints, extreme accommodation requests, and highly awkward...more
Many dealers took notice of the recent sexual harassment jury verdict against a Massachusetts Lexus dealer, in which a jury awarded $500,000 in punitive damages against the dealership although it awarded only $40,000 in...more
On February 11, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court, in Aguas v. New Jersey, decided three important legal issues regarding employment discrimination claims under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”).
Angela Aguilar who worked in a copper mine for approximately 11 months claimed she was sexually harassed, retaliated against, subjected to intentional infliction of emotional distress and was constructively terminated from...more
$300,000 In Punitive Damages Upheld In Sexual Harassment Case Despite Nominal Damages Award -
State of Arizona v. ASARCO LLC, 2014 WL 6918577 (9th Cir. 2014) (en banc).
Angela Aguilar who worked in a copper mine...more
In State of Arizona v. ASARCO LLC, WL 6918577, published December 10, 2014, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that an award of $300,000 in punitive damages did not violate due process even though no compensatory damages...more
A federal jury recently awarded $350,000 in punitive and compensatory damages to three former employees of Endoscopic Microsurgery Associates, a Baltimore-area medical practice, who were subjected to unwanted sexual advances...more
The Illinois Supreme Court recently held that the Cook County Commission On Human Relations (the “Commission”) acted beyond the scope of its authority when it awarded punitive damages to a prevailing complainant in connection...more
Late last week, in a unanimous opinion by Justice Rita Garman, the Illinois Supreme Court held that the Cook County Commission on Human Rights lacks any authority to award punitive damages. ...more
Restaurant Owner Subjected Female Employees to Pervasive Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assaults; Fired Manager Who Opposed the Harassment, Federal Agency Says -
BALTIMORE - SPOA, LLC, which runs the Italian restaurants...more
Florida Travel Agency Subjected Women to Verbal and Physical Abuse and Disrespect, Manager Fired for Complaining, Federal Agency Charged -
TAMPA, Fla. - A federal jury has returned a unanimous verdict awarding a total...more
On Tuesday morning, the Illinois Supreme Court gave little concrete indication of how it will likely rule during oral argument on Crittenden v. Cook County Commission on Human Rights. Counsel for the Commission and the...more
Our previews of the new civil cases granted review at the end of the Illinois Supreme Court’s November term conclude with Crittenden v. Cook County Commission on Human Rights. Crittenden involves a question of administrative...more
EEOC v. KarenKim, Inc., No. 11-3309-cv (2d Cir. Oct. 19, 2012): The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed suit on behalf of female employees who worked at the defendant’s Oswego, New York grocery store. During...more
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