Cases & Deals

Lennox International secures dismissal of workplace discrimination lawsuit

Client(s) Lennox International Inc.

On behalf of Lennox International, Inc., Jones Day secured sanctions in the amount of $4,900 against the plaintiff’s counsel, who subsequently voluntarily dismissed a claim of disability discrimination that had been asserted against Lennox by a former sales representative. In ordering the monetary sanctions, the court agreed that the plaintiff’s counsel initiated the case by filing a meritless FMLA-retaliation claim. After the court found the opposing counsel to have stalled the litigation for an improper reason, the counsel then went on to ultimately amend the original complaint to substitute the later-withdrawn disability discrimination claim for the originally-filed, meritless FMLA-retaliation claim.

Deming-Archambault v. Lennox International, Inc., No. 2-17-cv-01652 (W.D. Pa.)