On Tuesday a federal court jury rendered a total verdict of $3.3 million in EEOC v. Danny’s Downtown Cabaret. Here is the Complaint.
The EEOC alleged Danny’s discriminated against five dancers on the basis of race. See the Complaint for details.
The trial began on May 6, 2019 and ended on May 14. The jury rendered a plaintiff verdict for:
- $1.68 million- compensatory damages;
- $130,550- back pay; and
- $1.5 million- punitive damages.
I believe a cap applies to the damages verdict, but I do not know the particulars.
EEOC’s attorneys were Alysia Franklin, Christopher Wooley and Gerald Miller from its Birmingham office.
Danny’s attorney was William Walter of Hattiesburg. Walter was a late entry in the case.
District Judge Henry Wingate presided.