Monthly Archives: April 2020

7th Circle Launches $8 million jury award for miscarriages of justice

By Celeste Bott (April 29, 2020, 7:50 p.m. EDT) – A series of errors by a lower court “significantly shaped” the proceedings in a case that resulted in an award of $8.1 million in damages to the victims of a car accident on an Illinois roadway that was being repaved, …

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7th cir. maintains the jury’s award for a Hispanic worker subjected to more severe discipline

Dive brief: The 7th United States Court of Appeals upheld a $ 300,000 jury award in favor of a long-time Chicago Park District employee who was abruptly dismissed for alleged forgeries of timesheets (Vega vs. Chicago Park District, Our. 19-1926 & 19-1939 (7th Cir. April 7, 2020)). The employee, Lydia …

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