Van Laar v. AT&T
JUDGMENT dismissing case w/prejudice in accordance with jury's verdict. Signed by Honorable Jimm Larry Hendren on September 17, 2008. (ct)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS FAYETTEVILLE DIVISION GERALD VAN LAAR V. CASE NO. 07-5224 PLAINTIFF
AT&T f/k/a SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE L.P.
This matter came before the Court for trial by jury beginning on September 8, 2008. The Plaintiff appeared in person and through his attorneys, Rebekah Kennedy and C. Brian Meadors. The Defendant appeared through its attorney, Byron Freeland, as well as its corporate representative, Brett Seaman. All parties announced ready for trial. A jury of twelve was duly selected and sworn. On September 10, 2008, the jury returned its verdict as follows: VERDICT INTERROGATORY NO. 1: On the constructive discharge claim of the plaintiff, as described in Jury Instruction No. 11, we find in favor of: Defendant. /s/ Foreperson . INTERROGATORY NO. 2: As described in Jury Instruction No. 12, do you find that defendant exercised reasonable care to prevent and correct promptly any harassing behavior; and that the plaintiff unreasonably failed to take advantage of internal or external procedures or steps to correct any harassing behavior? No. /s/ Foreperson Date: 9-10-08 Date: 9-10-08
INTERROGATORY NO. 3: As described in Jury Instruction No. 13, do you find, by the preponderance of the evidence, that the defendant knew its actions were in violation of the federal law prohibiting age discrimination, or acted with reckless disregard of that law? No. /s/ Foreperson Date: 9-10-08
Therefore, in accordance with the jury's verdict the Plaintiff's Complaint is hereby dismissed with prejudice, and each party shall bear its own costs. IT IS SO ORDERED this 17th day of September, 2008.
/s/ Jimm Larry Hendren ______________ HONORABLE JIMM LARRY HENDREN UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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