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Laura C. Mattiacci

Laura Mattiacci’s Legal Cases

6 total

  • Jury Verdict Win!

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Date:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Outcome:
    Jury Verdict for Ms. Mattiacci's Client
    Description:
    Ms. Mattiacci was lead trial counsel representing the Plaintiff-employee in a case of defamation, invasion of privacy-false light and interference with contracts against his former employer. The jury returned a six-figure verdict in favor of Ms. Mattiacci's client. Ms. Mattiacci was 9 months pregnant during the trial and gave birth to a beautiful baby boy ten days after the winning verdict.
  • Federal Court Trial Against Large Corporation - Confidential Settlement on 5th Day

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Date:
    Dec 14, 2012
    Outcome:
    Confidential Settlement During Trial
    Description:
    Ms. Mattiacci was lead trial counsel representing a terminated marketing executive alleging age discrimination. The case went to trial in federal court and settled for a confidential amount on the fifth day of trial.
  • Federal Court Case Against Law Firm

    Practice Area:
    Civil Rights
    Date:
    Nov 01, 2012
    Outcome:
    Confidential Settlement Week Before Trial
    Description:
    Ms. Mattiacci was lead trial counsel, representing a law librarian who alleged she was fired and wrongfully arrested after being falsely accused by her employer/law firm of pulling a fire alarm. During the case it was established that Ms. Mattiacci's client did not pull the fire alarm. This federal court case involved claims of defamation, wrongful termination, violation of constitutional rights and malicious prosecution. The case against the client's employer settled just before jury selection for a confidential amount.
  • Confidential Settlement Day Before Trial

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Date:
    Feb 15, 2012
    Outcome:
    Confidential Settlement Day Before Trial
    Description:
    Ms. Mattiacci was lead trial counsel in this case involving claims of assault, false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress. After overcoming Defendants' motions concerning workers' compensation preemption, the case proceeded to trial. The case was settled after oral argument on motions in limine, right before jury selection, for a confidential amount.
  • Federal Court Trial - Confidential Settlement on 5th Day

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Date:
    Apr 20, 2012
    Outcome:
    Confidential Settlement During Trial
    Description:
    Ms. Mattiacci was lead trial counsel representing a female General Sales Manager who alleged she was discriminated against because she was female and terminated in retaliation for having complained of sex discrimination. The case proceeded to trial in federal court and settled on the fifth day for a confidential amount.
  • Jury Verdict Win!

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Date:
    Mar 22, 2013
    Outcome:
    Jury Verdict: $1.678 million (plus attorneys' fees and costs)
    Description:
    Ms. Mattiacci was lead trial counsel representing an employee who was retaliated against after bringing forth complaints of wrongful activity in the workplace. After a five day trial, the jury returned a verdict of $1.678 million (with attorneys’ fees and costs the final judgment will be over $2.0 million). The plaintiff, Marla Pietrowski, worked as a senior case manager at The Kintock Group, a corporation that provides transition services to ex-convicts recently released from prison. The jury found she reasonably believed that a manager was engaged in drug activity and violated public policy when he brought his child to the facility where convicted child predators were assigned to report, that she objected to or disclosed the conduct and that the termination she suffered afterwards was retaliatory. The case was brought under the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act ("CEPA"). Ms. Pietrowski, who made approximately $44,000 a year, was awarded full back pay of $77,988.75, pain and suffering damages of $100,000 and punitive damages of $1.5 million.