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Christy B. Bishop

Christy Bishop’s Legal Cases

4 total

  • Jordan v. City of Cleveland, 464 F.3d 584 (6th Cir. Ohio 2006)

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Outcome:
    First jury verdict, $350,000; additional jury verdict, $1.5 million, plus attorney fees.
    Description:
    Plaintiff was a black firefighter who suffered race and retaliation, harassment on the job. After jury verdict against City of Cleveland for $350,000, plus attorney fees, the Sixth Circuit Court of appeals remanded the case and allowed an additional trial for more damages in a widely reported and cited opinion.
  • Howe v. City of Akron, united States District Court, No. 5:06 CV 2779 (2008)

    Practice Area:
    Discrimination
    Outcome:
    Jury verdict of $1.9 million; favorable findings of fact and conclusions of law on liability by trial judge
    Description:
    Disparate impact discrimination verdict of $1.9 million for plaintiff firefighters discriminatorily tested, evaluated and denied promotions in a tainted process.
  • Clay, et al v. UPS, 501 F.3d 695 (6th Cir. Ohio 2007), Trial: October 2008

    Practice Area:
    Discrimination
    Outcome:
    Jury verdict of $750,000 -- $250,000 in compensatory damages, $500,000 in punitive damages
    Description:
    Race discrimination and retaliation case involving three African-American plaintiffs who worked for UPS and were subjected to various forms of discriminatory treatment. After the Sixth Circuit reversed the trial court's grant of summary judgment, a trial was held, resulting in a verdict of $750,000.
  • Coon v. Tech. Constr. Specialties, Inc., 2010 Ohio 417 (Ohio Ct. App., Summit County Feb. 10, 2010)

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Outcome:
    Trial Award of $557,000
    Description:
    Plaintiff was wrongfully terminated in retaliation for filing a workers compensation charge. After two trials, trial court found in favor of Plaintiff for approximately $557,000 awarded in monetary relief, prejudgment interest, and attorney fees, affirmed in total by the Ohio Ninth District Court of Appeals.