IBM prevails in sex and race discrimination jury trial
Clients International Business Machines Corporation
Jones Day represented International Business Machines Corporation in a discrimination jury trial over the course of approximately five weeks. The jury found for IBM on Title VII sex and race discrimination claims and in favor of the plaintiff on Equal Pay Act claim, with a $8,350 compensatory damages award, and on a 42 U.S.C. 1981 race discrimination claim, with a $165,000 compensatory damages award. The trial judge dismissed a punitive damages claim prior to submitting the case to jury. The court also awarded an additional $8,350 as liquidated damages under the Equal Pay Act and $53,416 in backpay, but did not award any front pay.
Marjorie Davis v. Integrated Systems Solutions Corp., Case No. 97 C 3774 (N.D. Ill.)