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JPMorgan Judge Upends $1.1 Million Whistle-Blower Verdict

A U.S. district judge says she saw prejudice in a jury’s verdict Tuesday that would have awarded $1.13 million in damages to a former JPMorgan Chase & Co. employee over her dismissal, according to Bloomberg.

The Manhattan jury deliberated for five hours to find the former wealth manager has been fired illegally. The jury awarded her $563,000 in back pay and $563,000 for emotional damage.

Reporter Bob Van Voris quoted Judge Denise Cote:

“The award of emotional damages says to me that the jury was prejudiced against the bank. That undermines the entire verdict.”

Read the Bloomberg article.





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