On 9/29/09 the Supreme Court decided to hear our appeal. Because there are over 6500 people in the plaintiff class, we regret that we cannot speak to every class member about the appeal. The appeal will focus on the following question: whether a plaintiff may bring a lawsuit challenging a discriminatory employment test within 300 days after the employer used the test to hire employees, although the employer previously scored the test and announced its results. We will post the briefs here once the briefs have been filed.
The Chicago Lawyers' Committee and Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP announced that a jury has awarded a Chicago family of Puerto Rican descent $520,000 in damages in a hate crime and fair housing case filed against their neighbor earlier this year. A Cook County jury awarded the Jesse and Alisa Rodriguez family, including their two children, $140,000 in compensatory damages and $380,000 in punitive damages against their neighbor, Joseph Marrone, for violations of the Illinois Hate Crime Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act, and for intentional infliction of emotional distress. The parties live on the northwest side of Chicago.
CLC filed a sexual harassment case on behalf of Petra Castro, an immigrant worker who was sexually harassed on the job and later fired when she complained about the sexual harassment. CLC is litigating the case with Jose Behar and Christina Siepel of member law firm Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym. For more information, please contact Laurie Wardell, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHICAGO – The Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc. and Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP today announced that a jury has awarded a Chicago family of Puerto Rican descent $520,000 in damages in a hate crime and fair housing case filed against their neighbor earlier this year.