Friday evening a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Jackson Division, returned an $875,000 verdict for Claire Harrison in her discrimination lawsuit against LMA North America, Inc.
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The plaintiff alleged that the company discriminated against women and had a hostile work environment for women. Plaintiff also alleged that the CEO requested sexual favors from the plaintiff and fired her when she refused. The jury agreed.
The verdict included $125,000 for lost wages and $750,000 for pain and suffering. The plaintiff can now seek an award of attorney’s fees.
Ashley Ogden, Jim Smith and Wendy Yuan represented the plaintiff. Randy Patterson and Jennifer Hall from Baker Donelson represented the defendant. Judge Henry Wingate was the trial judge.