A jury has rejected the sexual harassment and wrongful termination claims a paralegal made against her former boss, Oakland, Calif., lawyer Thomas Ostly, instead awarding him $1.55 million in damages in his defamation countersuit. Laying the groundwork for awarding Ostly punitive damages, the jury found that the paralegal, Allison Moreno, acted with malice and oppression. The verdict also clears Ostly's former law firm, now known as Murphy, Vu, Thongsamouth & Chatterjee, where he and Moreno worked.
Jury Awards $1.55 Million in Damages to Lawyer Sued for Sexual Harassment
August 4, 2010
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