Labor and Employment

If you have a verdict you would like to report, please call Lucy Crabtree at Antcliff Mediation, P.L.L.C.  (915) 533-1221.

2017

  • April 13, 2017.  Patricia Maguregui v. ADP, LLC a/k/a ADP, Inc.; Cause No. EP-16-CV-121-PRM.  Wrongful termination case pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Plaintiff alleged that she was subjected to a hostile work environment because of her disability.  The jury determined that Defendant was not liable and found no violation of the ADA.
  • March 30, 2017.  Aurora G. Valdez, Individually, and as Surviving Spouse and Heir of David Valdez, Deceased v. Lewis A. Leavitt, M.D. and Mohammed Al-Najar, M.D.; Cause No. 2011-2971.  Medical malpractice case in the 448th Judicial District Court.  The jury determined that the Defendants’ actions were not the proximate cause of the injuries/death of David Valdez and found in favor of Defendants.
  • January 20, 2017.  Monica Miranda v. County of El Paso, Texas; Cause No. 2011-2224.  Wrongful termination in the 171st Judicial District Court. Plaintiff alleged gender discrimination and retaliation. The jury found that Plaintiff’s gender was a motivating factor in the termination decision and found that the County of El Paso, Texas retaliated against her when she reported a discriminatory practice.  The parties stipulated to $200,000.00 in lost wages and the jury awarded $500,000.00 in past compensatory damages and $250,000.00 in future compensatory damages.
  • January 12, 2017.  Genaro Flores v. Texas Department of Transportation; Cause No. 2014DCV1263.  Wrongful termination in the 171st Judicial District Court. Plaintiff alleged age discrimination. The jury found that Plaintiff’s age was a motivating factor in the termination decision and awarded $104,440.00 in lost wages, $50,000.00 in lost employment benefits, and $100,000.00 in compensatory damages. At the entry of judgment hearing, the Court ordered that Plaintiff be reinstated to his pre-termination position with Defendant and awarded Plaintiff’s counsel $256,410.00 in attorney’s fees, $10,500.00 for any post-verdict motions, $87,500.00 in the event of an appeal to the Court of Appeals, and $135,000.00 in the event of an appeal to the Supreme Court.

2016

  • November 18, 2016.  Ramona Diaz v. New Mexico State University; Cause No. CV-2015-01846.  Wrongful termination case in the 3rd Judicial District Court of Dona Ana County, New Mexico. Plaintiff alleged age, national origin/race discrimination, serious medical condition discrimination, and retaliation for reporting discrimination. The jury found that Defendant retaliated against Plaintiff for reporting discrimination and awarded $62.076.00 in lost wages and $100,000.00 in compensatory damages for emotional distress.
  • November 8, 2016.  Juan Rosales v. Global Alternative Fuels, LLC; Cause No. 2011DCV02179.  Wrongful termination case in the 41st Judicial District Court. Plaintiff alleged that he was terminated because he filed a good faith worker’s compensation claim. The jury found in favor of Plaintiff and awarded $25,000.00 in lost wages and $87,500.00 in compensatory damages.
  • May 19, 2016.  Ricardo Moreno v. Mimbela Contractors, Inc.; Cause No. 2013DCV1451.  Workers’ compensation retaliation case in the County Court at Law # 3.  The jury determined that Defendant did not discriminate against Plaintiff by terminating his employment because he instituted a workers’ compensation claim.
  • March 28, 2016.  Paul Quinones v. Alorica, Individually and d/b/a Alorica, Inc.; Cause No. 2012DCV6673.  Wrongful termination/national origin discrimination case in the County Court at Law # 3.  The jury determined Plaintiff’s national origin was a motivating factor in Defendant’s decision to terminate Plaintiff and that Defendant would not have terminated Plaintiff in the absence of the impermissible motivating factor. The jury awarded back pay of $5,581.00 and compensatory damages of $500,000.00 to Plaintiff.
  • February 25, 2016.  Cruz Trevizo v. Bouche Trucking; Cause No. 2013DCV3701.  Wrongful termination/age discrimination case in the County Court at Law # 6.  The jury determined that age was not a motivating factor in Defendant’s decision to terminate Plaintiff’s employment and rendered a verdict for the Defendant.
  • February 5, 2016Mark Clark v. UPS Ground Freight, Inc. Cause No. EP-14-CV-0405-DCG. Wrongful termination case in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.  In determining that race was not a motivating factor in Defendant’s decision to terminate Plaintiff’s employment, the jury found in favor of Defendant.

2015

  • September 15, 2015.  Maria L. Bueno v. H.B. Electronics, Inc. and H.B. Electronics; Cause No. 2012DCV03302.  Wrongful termination case in the 448th Judicial District Court.  Jury found Defendant liable and awarded $110,062.44 in back pay; $15,000.00 in compensatory damages; and $100,000.00 in front pay.  Judge awarded Plaintiff’s counsel $111,650.00 in attorney’s fees.
  • August 27, 2015Miguel N. Dekony v. W. Silver Recycling, Inc.; Cause No. 2011-2708.  Wrongful termination/retaliation claim under Chapter 21 of the Texas Labor Code in County Court at Law # 7.  Jury found in favor of Defendant.
  • January 25, 2015Noemi E. Chavez v. EL Paso County Hospital District d/b/a University Medical Center of El Paso and UMC of El Paso; Cause No. 2012DCV06654. Wrongful termination case in the 327th Judicial District Court.  The jury found Defendant liable and awarded damages of $82,000.00 in back pay; $45,000.00 in compensatory damages; and $65,000.00 in front pay.  Judge awarded Plaintiff’s counsel $132,000.00 in attorney’s fees.