Favorable Jury Verdict in an FMLA Dispute

October 21, 2014

Bill Davidson and Ryan Myers obtained a defense verdict in federal court on behalf of their client, Hammer Residences, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides services to adults and children with developmental disabilities. The plaintiff, a former employee who was discharged, sued Hammer claiming it violated the Family and Medical Leave Act. On October 16, 2014, a jury agreed with Hammer that its decision to discharge was made before the plaintiff made any FMLA request for time off. The case is Kania v. Hammer, 13-cv-176 (DWF/FLN).