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a woman who claimed that her supervisor’s conduct caused her depression and that her employer did not accommodate her post-traumatic stress disorder was awarded $1.2 million by a federal jury on June 24. Lisa Perez, then 23 and earning $12 an hour as an office manager, sued Albuquerque, N.M.-based Central Regional Educational Cooperative and the supervisor over alleged harassment and denial of requested medical accommodation, including regular lunch breaks. The defendants contended that Perez’s depression predated the arrival of the supervisor, and denied that she had ever revealed her condition to them. The judge requested that the parties attempt to negotiate a settlement prior to entry of judgment on the verdict. Perez v. Central Regional Educational Cooperative, No. CIV-01-0545 (D.N.M.). PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEYS: Pia Gallegos, Pia Gallegos Law Firm, Albuquerque, N.M.; Robert J. Maguire, Robert J. Maguire & Associates, Albuquerque DEFENSE ATTORNEYS: Mark Komer, Herrera, Long, Pound & Komer, Santa Fe, N.M.; John M. Wells, Law Offices of John M. Wells, Albuquerque

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