Jury Awards $630,460.42 in Employment Discrimination Case

Donchez.jpgSouders.jpgFlorio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader, LLC successfully represented the Plaintiff in an employment discrimination case, M.F. vs. Steven Mortazavi, M.D., Valley Pain Specialists, P.C. and Valley Surgical Center, Inc., in Federal Court (U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania–Allentown) which resulted in the jury awarding the Plaintiff a total of $630,460.42.

The unanimous 8-person civil jury returned the verdict on Monday, November 9, 2015, after a 5-day trial on claims alleging employment discrimination pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.

The jury verdict totaled $630,460.42 and was comprised of $80,460.42 in back pay (advisory award), $100,000.00 in compensatory damages and $450,000.00 in punitive damages.  

Plaintiff was represented by Robert M. Donchez, Esquire and Donald E. Souders, Jr., Esquire of Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader, LLC which has offices in Bethlehem, PA and Phillipsburg, NJ. 

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