|Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer|
Saturday, August 27, 2005
It's Not Always Nice in San Diego - $6 Million Sexual Harassment Verdict
In connection with the verdict, the jury awarded compensatory damages in the aggregate amount of $3.9 million and punitive damages in the aggregate amount of $2.2 million against ACADIA. The jury also awarded punitive damages against Dr. Davis and Dr. Brann. ACADIA maintains employment practices liability insurance in the amount of $3 million, which may be used to offset a portion of the compensatory damages as well as fees and expenses incurred in connection with this litigation.And of course:
ACADIA, Dr. Davis and Dr. Brann strongly disagree with, and do not believe that the facts support the verdict rendered. These parties intend to contest the verdict vigorously through all available legal recourse through the trial court and the appellate courts.And may do so very successfully; still at least for awhile San Diego must not have seemed quite so hospitable.