On March 8, 2019, Judge Freda Wolfson, of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey entered Judgment in favor of the Plaintiff, Kate Jenkins, against Defendants Humana, Inc., Humana at Home, Inc., Humana at Home 1, Inc. and Senior Bridge Family Companies (NJ), Inc. for her claims of sex/pregnancy discrimination and violations of the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) and New Jersey Family Leave Act (“NJFLA”). Judgment for Ms. Jenkins was entered in the amount of $500,000 plus reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, for which Defendants paid an additional $250,000, bringing the total value of the judgment to $750,000. Ms. Jenkins’ complaint sets forth detailed facts regarding sex/pregnancy discrimination and FMLA and NJFLA violations, including the termination of her employment within weeks after returning from her maternity leave of absence.
A unanimous jury in Philadelphia federal court found in favor of Stephen Middlebrooks and concluded that he was retaliated against and subject to a retaliatory hostile work environment by Teva Pharmaceuticals for complaining about age and national origin (bias against US workers). The jury awarded: $200,000 for emotional distress damages; $332,000 in back pay; $450,000 in front pay; liquidated damages of $332,000 and punitive damages of $5,000,000. The trial lasted one week.
Console Mattiacci Law won a unanimous jury verdict in federal court on behalf of former employee, Jack Gerundo, in an age discrimination case against AT&T. Mr. Gerundo, age 66 at the time, alleged that he was terminated by AT&T in connection with a “surplus” event that occurred in March of 2013, which resulted in many older employees losing their jobs.
PHILADELPHIA, PA, July 20, 2018 Console Mattiacci Law, LLC won a unanimous jury verdict in federal court on behalf of former employee, Ruth Briggs, in an age discrimination, retaliation and hostile work environment case against Temple University. Ms. Briggs was represented by trial counsel Laura C. Mattiacci, Esquire and Rahul Munshi, Esquire, and assisted by paralegal, Charlene Bates. The verdict was rendered on July 19, 2018, after a four day trial in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania before the Honorable Robert F. Kelly.
After a four-day trial at the Lehigh County Courthouse in Allentown, Pennsylvania, the jury deliberated for 70 minutes before rendering a unanimous verdict in favor of Plaintiff, Charles Nifong and against Defendants CST Brands on all claims. All twelve jurors found that the company breached its contract with Mr. Nifong and that the companyâ€™s failure to pay Mr. Nifong under the contract was not in good faith. Plaintiffâ€™s trial counsels were Lane J. Schiff and Emily R. Derstine-Friesen of Console Mattiacci Law, LLC. Defendantsâ€™ trial counsels were David Fryman and Amy Bashore of Ballard Spahr, LLP.
On June 20, 2017, after an 11 day jury trial in Camden, a jury found in favor of former Phillies, Mitch Williams, in his breach of contract claim against MLB Network. The amount of the award is $1,565,333. The jury rejected MLB Network's allegations that Mr. Williams violated the "morals clause" in his contract in regards to events that occurred at a youth baseball game in 2014 where he was the manager. Laura Carlin Mattiacci, of Console Mattiacci Law, LLC and lead trial counsel for Mitch Williams, stated "This verdict completely vindicates Mitch Williams, who was viciously defamed by anonymous sources on the internet and then had MLB Network breach its contract with him. Justice was served today." Ms. Mattiacci was also assisted by Rahul Munshi at trial.
On January 26, 2017, Console Mattiacci Law, LLC won a jury verdict in federal court on behalf of former employee, Robert Braden, in an age discrimination case against Lockheed Martin Corporation. Mr. Braden was represented by Rahul Munshi and Emily R. Derstine Friesen, both of Console Mattiacci Law, LLC.
Console Mattiacci Law, LLC won a jury verdict in federal court on behalf of former employee, Mike Jackson, in a disability discrimination and retaliation case against the casino, Golden Nugget of Atlantic City. Mr. Jackson was represented by lead trial counsel, Laura C. Mattiacci and was assisted by Lane J. Schiff, both of Console Mattiacci Law, LLC. The verdict was rendered on December 13, 2016, after a six day trial in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey before the Honorable Joseph H. Rodriguez.
On October 23, 2014, U.S. District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani approved a $9.5 million class settlement of a decade-long dispute between former Owens-Illinois (O-I ) employees and the company. Carol Mager and Susan Saint-Antoine of Console Mattiacci Law, LLC, and Sidney Gold of Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. respectively represented 100 long-service terminated employees who were denied subsidized retirement benefits when the business they worked for was sold by O-I. In 2010 the case was certified as a class action and had proceeded through full pre-trial discovery. The settlement provides a lump sum tax-deferred payment to each of the 100 class members from the pension plan, in addition to the regular retirement benefit. It also represents the successful conclusion of seven years of hard-fought litigation over the entitlement to the special retirement benefits.
Console Mattiacci Law, LLC won a six-figure jury verdict for an individual employee in a hotly contested case of defamation, intentional interference with contractual relations and invasion of privacy- false light against his former employer in Kitchen v. McGrath Systems, Inc., et al. The six-day jury trial was held before the Honorable George W. Overton in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia. Prior to winning the trial, Console Mattiacci Law, LLC LLC was successful in convincing the Court to dismiss all counterclaims brought against the employee by his former employer, including claims for breach of contract and violations of the Pennsylvania Trade Secrets Act.
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We are not able, due to confidentiality agreements required by corporate employers, to reference over 2,000 settlements that we have obtained for our clients and that we are as proud of as the limited number of cases that we can publicly reference below.
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