Civil Rights, Discrimination & Harassment Cases

Sexual Assault
Confidential Settlement

Mrs. Riley, a Wal-Mart employee, brought suit against Wal-Mart after suffering physical, sexual, and emotional abuse at the hands of co-workers and managers at Sam's Club. We were associated to try the punitive damages phase of the case after a $750,000 compensatory verdict was awarded to Mrs. Riley.

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Racial Based Retaliation / Discrimination
Confidential Settlement

Jesse Gantt brought suit against his former employer, Waffle House, Inc., alleging that he was fired in retaliation for his refusal to make employment decisions as Waffle House manager based on the race of the employee or applicant. Jesse Gantt v. Waffle House, Inc., United Stated District Court, Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division (2/4/02).


Civil Rights / § 1983 / Police Brutality / Wrongful Death
$580,000 Cash Settlement

Surviving parents and administratrix of the estate of William Wade Wallace brought federal § 1983 action against city of Cumming, Forsyth County, police officers, and deputies who were involved in the brutal beating and killing of decedent after a police chase in Forsyth County, Georgia. Wallace/Westray v. City of Cumming, James David Swansey, Earl Singletary, Robert Rickett, County of Forsyth, Randal Thompson, Richard Holcomb, and Ron McDowell, United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (12/23/97).

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