April 26, 2018

Los Angeles jury awards $2 million in punitive damages to paralegal in retaliation case

MyNewsLA is reporting that a jury in Los Angeles superior court awarded nearly $2 million in punitive damages yesterday to a paralegal who alleged that she was fired for complaining about sexual harassment. 

According to the story. plaintiff Soledad Albarracin worked for Fidelity National Financial.  She claimed she was harassed by one of the company's attorneys at a "team-building" retreat, and was fired for complaining.  In the first phase of trial she won $250,000 in compensatory damages, and the jury tacked on $1.95 million in punitive damages in phase two.