The plaintiff claimed to have been wrongfully terminated from his job with Santa Cruz Metropolis Faculties, of which the employees’ compensation insurance coverage administrator was named as a co-defendant.
The previous faculty worker alleged that AP Keenan had repeatedly misrepresented his work restrictions to the varsity district.
Additional, he alleged that the agent had altered sure medical experiences earlier than supplying them to the district.
On Could 23, the jury discovered that AP Keenan had conspired with the district to flout California’s Truthful Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).
In addition they discovered that AP Keenan had aided, abetted, incited, coerced or compelled the district to violate FEHA guidelines, and/or had tried to take action.
A sum of $6.9m was initially awarded in compensatory damages.
A punitive damages trial part adopted, as a result of the jury discovered AP Keenan had acted with “malice, oppression, or fraud”.
The jury went on to award a punitive damages verdict of $27.6m, bringing the entire damages in opposition to AP Keenan to $34.5m.
Insurance coverage Enterprise has approached Assured Companions for remark.