Monday, February 2, 2009

In-house counsel's failure to do legal research costs the client a multiple damages award

According to this report in the ABA Journal Blog, an in-house attorney who failed to conduct legal research to determine whether a pregnant woman was covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act before she was fired, demonstrated a lack of good faith resulting in a federal trial judge doubling the jury's damage award plus adding $80k in liquidated damages.

You can read the full decision here.

I am the scholarship dude.

(jbl)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/2009/02/in-house-counse.html

| Permalink

TrackBack URL for this entry:

http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341bfae553ef01116841b287970c

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference In-house counsel's failure to do legal research costs the client a multiple damages award:

Comments

Post a comment