Gunn v. Langston et al
JUDGMENT on jury verdict in favor of Greene County against Audra Gunn, now Audra Eubanks, on the sole remaining claim of retaliation. Gunn's complaint is dismissed with prejudice. Signed by Judge D. P. Marshall Jr. on 11/8/2012. (jak)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
SHERIFF DAN LANGSTON, in his individual
and official capacities; GREENE COUNTY
SHERIFF'S OFFICE; and GREENE COUNTY
The Court granted summary judgment some time ago on all Gunn' s
claims against all defendants except her retaliation claim against Greene
County. Document No. 39. The parties tried the retaliation claim before a 12person jury from 5 November 2012 to 7 November 2012. After deliberations,
the jury returned the following verdict.
Question No. 1: Did Audra Gunn Eubanks reasonably believe that
Deputy David Hampton's conduct after their breakup was sexual
If you answered Question No. 1 "Yes," then answer the remaining
questions. If you answered Question No. 1 "No," then your
deliberations are done and the Foreperson should sign this form.
Question No. 2: Was Eubanks's report about Deputy Hampton's
conduct a motivating factor in Sheriff Langston's decision to discharge
Question No. 3: Would Sheriff Langston have discharged Eubanks
regardless of her report of sexual harassment?
Question No. 4: Was Eubanks's report about Deputy Hampton's
conduct a determining factor in Sheriff Langston's decision to discharge
_ _ Yes
Question No.5: This case involves an unsettled legal question that the
Court will have to answer about Eubanks's entitlement to damages.
You must therefore determine what damages as defined in Instruction
8, if any, Eubanks suffered from her discharge whether you conclude
that retaliation was a motivating factor, a determining factor, or no
factor in her discharge. Please list those amounts below.
Wages & fringe benefits:
$_ _ _ _ _ __
Mental anguish, inconvenience,
and other non-monetary loss:
/ s I Wade Martin
11-7-12- 1:47 p.m.
The Court enters judgment on the jury's verdict for Greene County
against Audra Gunn, now Audra Gunn Eubanks, on the sole remaining claim
of retaliation. Gunn's complaint is dismissed with prejudice.
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