Originally published 3.4.09
JUDGE HACKS $18.4 MILLION JURY VERDICT TO $2.4 MILLION
Los Angeles, CA -On October 28, 2006, James Stevens stood before a Simi Valley, CA jury to receive long awaited justice. The Jury awarded Mr. Stevens a total of $18.4 million dollars for sexual harassment by his former White female manager Laura Marko. The victory lasted for a month until the trial judge himself saw fit to reduce the jury award to $2.4 million.
Mr. Stevens is now seeking to have his original jury award reinstated by appeals court and petitioning the California Supreme Court. He believes that his case is about more than money.
“This is about standing up and fighting for fair justice in a workplace where I saw employees mistreated time and time again for complaining about conduct that was clearly offensive and harassing,” he explained.
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