Morelli Law Firm has Secured Billions for its Clients

At Morelli Law Firm, we take on complex cases in a wide range of practice areas, and are not afraid to take those cases to trial.

Below are just a few of our courtroom victories.

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Firm Secures Record-Setting Sexual Harassment and Assault Verdict

Jury Verdict: $95 Million

A woman subjected to ongoing harassment and sexual assault by a fellow employee was awarded a verdict of $95 million against her employer. During her tenure at the company, she suffered a humiliating and degrading sexual harassment campaign from male employees, led by the store manager. She had reported the assault to other managers at the store and called the company’s sexual harassment hotline to request help, but her complaints were never investigated, opening the company up to liability.

Morelli Law Firm Secures Sexual Harassment, Retaliation and Defamation Verdict

Jury Verdict $18,000,000.00

On June 29, 2015 a Manhattan federal jury awarded a young woman $18,000,000 against a Wall Street CEO after a 2 week trial. Her case included proof of inappropriate sexual conduct by her boss throughout her employment as well as defamation, retaliation and stalking for more than a year after she was fired for refusing to give in to his advances. Defendants denied all allegations, contended that defamation of the Plaintiff fell within the company CEO’s First Amendment rights, and attempted to frame the lawsuit as extortion. The jury found for the plaintiff on her sexual harassment, retaliation and defamation counts and awarded the Plaintiff $2,000,000.00 in compensatory damages for her emotional upset and damage to her reputation as well as $16,000,000.00 in punitive damages.

Firm Settles Sexual Harassment Case Outside of SOL

Settlement: $4.725 million

A female employee was raped by her Managing Director, but he claimed the sex was consensual. Plaintiff brought the case after the statute of limitations had run, however our lawyers managed to obtain a $4.725 million settlement to compensate for the retaliation suffered by Plaintiff as a result of reporting the assault.

Firm Gets Compensation for Victim of Gender/Age Discrimination

Settlement: $3.75 million

A professional woman working as a senior bank director sued her employer after discovering that she earned less money than less experienced men holding the same position as her. Our lawyers settled the gender bias/age discrimination case for $3.75 million.

Firm Obtains Damages in Sexual Harassment Suit

Settlement: $3.75 million

The CEO of a large company coerced a female subordinate executive to have sexual relations with him. The statute of limitations had already run, however our lawyers still managed to obtain a $3.75 million settlement, arguing that any sexual relations between a CEO and subordinate is sexual harassment, regardless of whether it was forced or consensual, due to the power imbalance between parties, and also arguing that our client's career stalled once she ended the sexual relations.

Firm Settles Sexual Harassment Suit

Settlement: $2.8 Million

A woman who suffered ongoing sexual harassment from her CEO was awarded $2.8 million in compensation after suffering emotional distress and some economic loss. The woman was hired by Defendant, a retail company, and brought years of retail industry experience to the role. After excelling at her job and being promised a second promotion, she was coerced into having sexual relations by the Defendant's CEO, who thereafter repeatedly made sexual advances toward her during business trips. In retaliation to her constant rebuttal of his sexual advances, the woman was denied her promotion, given diminished performance ratings despite consistently exceeding target sales, refused stock options and raises, and given extra work for the same remuneration.

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