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Have Big Jury Verdicts in Discrimination Cases Suddenly Become the New Normal in Iowa?

Posted in Litigation and Trials
It’s been a difficult three months for central Iowa employers.   May, June, and July each saw a million dollar plus plaintiff verdict in an employment discrimination lawsuit.    One such verdict in these parts is notable, but three in three months is unheard of until now.  Back in January, we noticed juries in other parts of… Continue Reading

Whatever Happened to…Jack Gross?

Posted in Age Discrimination, Litigation and Trials, U.S. Supreme Court
Remember Jack Gross? Back in 2003 he claimed a demotion from his management job at West Des Moines based FBL Financial Services constituted age discrimination.   A federal jury in the Southern District of Iowa agreed and awarded him $47,000 in damages. From there his case had a remarkable journey: first stopping in St. Louis at the Eighth Circuit,… Continue Reading