Jury Finds Parks Employee Was Fired In Retaliation
Murray v. County of Montgomery $750,000 Verdict
Murray sought recovery for past and future pain and suffering from emotional distress, as well as past and future lost wages and benefits. She also sought punitive damages.
Murray was earning $67,000 at the time of her termination.
The jury found for the plaintiff, and awarded Murray $750,000. The jury did not rule on any amounts that Murray would be awarded for front or back pay, and did not rule on whether or not she would be reinstated in the position. The parties subsequently settled for an undisclosed amount, and Murray was reinstated.
Counsel for the defense declined to comment for this report.
— Max Mitchell, of the Law Weekly •