The plaintiff claimed to have been wrongfully terminated from his job with Santa Cruz Metropolis Colleges, of which the employees’ compensation insurance coverage administrator was named as a co-defendant.
The previous college 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 studies 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 Honest 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 section 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 overall damages towards AP Keenan to $34.5m.
Insurance coverage Enterprise has approached Assured Companions for remark.