September 26, 1991 |
A Superior Court jury awarded more than $6 million to a Los Angeles woman Wednesday in a sex discrimination case against Texaco Inc., an amount that labor attorneys called the largest in the nation ever awarded to one person. Lawyers said Wednesday that the award, which could increase Friday when the same jury will decide punitive damages, sends a strong message to large corporations about the risks of biased promotion practices.
November 10, 1991
In the recent civil judgment in favor of Janella Sue Martin's sex discrimination claim against Texaco Inc. ("Award in Sex Bias Case Raised to $17.6 Million," Oct. 4), Martin claimed that Texaco systematically excludes women from upper-level management jobs. The jury awarded her $2.65 million in compensatory damages and $15 million in punitive damages. Who is entitled to receive the punitive damage award? Let's assume the judgment was fair. Martin filed the suit, but why should she be entitled to the punitive damage settlement for wrongs that harmed many women?
July 21, 1992 |
In a decision upsetting the largest single award in a sex discrimination case, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ordered a new trial on charges brought against Texaco by long-time employee Janella Sue Martin. The judge's ruling essentially throws out last year's jury verdict in Martin's favor, the jury's award of $20.3 million in damages and the judge's own decision, made earlier this year, that Texaco must promote Martin. In his ruling last Friday, Judge Ronald E.
September 26, 1991 |
A Superior Court jury awarded more than $6 million to a Los Angeles woman Wednesday in a sex-discrimination case against Texaco Inc. Labor attorneys said it was the largest amount ever awarded to an individual . Lawyers said Wednesday that the award, which could be increased Friday when the same jury decides on punitive damages, sends a strong message to large corporations about the risks in biased promotion practices.
February 12, 1992 |
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ordered Texaco to promote Janella Sue Martin, the 48-year-old credit supervisor who last year won the largest jury award ever in a sex discrimination suit. While Texaco hinted Tuesday that it was prepared to appeal, Martin and her attorney said the ruling by Judge Ronald E. Cappai vindicates Martin's fight and the $20.3 million in damages the jury awarded last October. Attorneys for both sides received notice of Cappai's ruling late Monday.
June 17, 1992 |
A 48-year-old woman passed over for promotion and then fired from La Jolla-based Science Applications International Corp. won $3.1 million in court Tuesday, the largest award ever issued by a San Diego County jury in a sex discrimination suit. Bernice Stanfill of Del Mar, who worked her way up in 16 years at SAIC from secretary to corporate vice president, was passed over for promotion in favor of one man, then another a few years later.