Cerbone v. Diocese - Defamation/Whistleblower Retaliation - $4 million judgment
Following a two week trial in Sacramento County, a jury found the Diocese liable for retaliating and defaming the Plaintiff. Only four months into the job, head football coach Christopher Cerbone reported sexual hazing among student athletes at Saint-Patrick Saint-Vincent High School in Vallejo, California. The Diocese terminated his employment almost immediately after receiving his report, and publicly defamed him by reporting to over 20 media outlets that he was “ultimately responsible” for supervision during the time the hazing occurred. They jury awarded $900,000.00 in damages for emotional distress and harm to reputation and found the Diocese acted maliciously. After arguments concerning punitive damages, the Diocese stipulated to a $4 million judgment against it.
Hussein v. Farmers - Failure to Accommodate/Prevent Discrimination - $1.8 million judgment
After a six week trial in Alameda County, a jury found Farmers liable for failing to engage in a good-faith interactive process and failing to accommodate Plaintiff’s disabilities resulting from her breast cancer treatments. The jury also found that Farmers failed to prevent discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
Qui Tam Retaliation/Whistleblower – $1.175 million
Medical Leave Retaliation/California False Claims Act Retaliation – $1.1 million
Disability Discrimination/Whistleblower Retaliation – $800,000.00
Flowers v. TLC - Disability Discrimination/Defamation - $498,080.00
Plaintiff Miresha Flowers alleged that she was terminated unlawfully while on protected medical leave. After nearly 20 years of employment, she was fired on Christmas Eve for allegedly "abusing" the disabled women she had spent nearly her entire adult life caring for. It was not until Mr. Clark received a key admission, that Ms. Flower's did not "abuse" these women, did Defendant offer to pay $209,145 (nearly nine years wages) plus all reasonable attorneys' fees and costs.
Whistleblower Retaliation – $437,500.00
Pregnancy Discrimination/Violation of Pregnancy Leave Rights – $425,000.00
Disability Discrimination, Assault and battery – $350,000.00
Failure to Accommodate/Wrongful Termination – $325,000.00
Whistleblower Retaliation/Medical Leave Discrimination – $325,000.00
Military Discrimination/Retaliation – $312,000.00
Breach of Contract/Failure to Pay Wages – $300,000.00
Associational Discrimination Based on Disability – $299,000.00
Medical Leave Retaliation/Wrongful Termination – $275,000.00
Failure to Accommodate Disability/Wrongful Termination – $250,000.00
Exacerbation of Physical Injury/Failure to Accommodate – $230,000.00
Pregnancy Discrimination/Violation of Pregnancy Leave Rights – $200,000.00
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*Please note: Each case result portrayed here is dependent on the facts of that case. Results will differ if based on different facts. Verdicts and recoveries are without deduction for fees or costs. Further, these are selected results which omit numerous five and six figure settlements.