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Weeks v Baker & McKenzie

Case Conclusion Date: 05.04.1998

Practice Area: Sexual harassment

Outcome: Plaintiff Jury Verdict of $7.1 million

Description: This ground-breaking sexual harassment case resulted in a $7.1 million jury verdict based on harassment by partner directed at a legal secretary. This case also became a significant precedent for punitive damages in sexual harassment cases as the Court of Appeal upheld a 35:1 ration of punitive damages to compensatory damages. The Court of Appeal Decision is published at Weeks v Baker & McKenzie (1998) 63 Cal.App.4th 1128.

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