Lawyer Thomas Ostly and a former paralegal at his firm are battling each other in a contentious California jury trial. Allison Moreno claims that Ostly fired her when she refused to continue a sexual relationship with him. At trial Tuesday, Moreno sought to make the most of Ostly's odd decision to personally depose her. One observer said it was highly unusual for an accused attorney to take part in deposing the plaintiff in a sex harassment case and risks opening the gates to a major punitive damages award.
Sexual Harassment Trial Pits Paralegal Against Calif. Lawyer
July 29, 2010