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Bias Case Referred by NYC Bar Ends in $6.2M Verdict (New York Law Journal)

New York Law Journal, September 18, 2015

Bias Case Referred by NYC Bar Ends in $6.2M Verdict

A pregnancy discrimination case initially referred to plaintiffs attorneys through the New York City Bar’s legal referral service has resulted in a $6.2 million verdict. Unable to find attorneys willing to take their case, three women who said they were the victims of pregnancy discrimination contacted the referral service in 2007. They were referred to attorneys Scott Lucas and Steven Sack, both based in Manhattan. Eight years later, after a month-long trial in Santana v. G.E.B. Medical Management, 305261-08, a Bronx jury on Tuesday awarded $4.5 million in compensatory damages to the trio, $1.5 million in punitive damages and $181,000 in lost wages….Last year, the city bar service referred more than 18,000 potential clients to attorneys within its panels.

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