Complete Defense Verdict in Two-Plaintiff Harassment, Retaliation Case
Two former managers of our client Arrow Truck Sales, Inc. sued in the Los Angeles, California Superior Court for harassment and discrimination based on race/color, national origin, religion and age along with retaliation for opposing such harassment and discrimination. The plaintiffs also sued Volvo Group North America, and they were represented by well-known plaintiffs’ counsel Carney Shegerian. Following a 12-day trial, the jury deliberated for only two-and-a-half hours before returning a complete defense verdict for our client and its managers who were also sued. The jury also found that Volvo Group North America was not the plaintiffs’ employer. The plaintiffs’ settlement demand before trial was $4 million and their attorney asked the jury for more than $12.5 million in compensatory damages during closing argument.