Judgment Against City of Beverly Hills Set Aside
Posted Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 6:39 pm
By Ana Figueroa
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has set aside a jury verdict that awarded damages to former Beverly Hills Police Lieutenant Shan Davis. The ruling comes after the City of Beverly Hills filed a motion in response to a July jury trial in the case of Renato Moreno, et al v. City of Beverly Hills. That case involved four City employees who worked at the Beverly Hills Police Department. They alleged, among other things, causes of action for discrimination, harassment and retaliation under the Fair Employment Housing Act.
The case was tried before a jury in July 2019. After three days of deliberation, the jury returned a verdict in excess of $1 million, including $250,000 awarded to Davis. Subsequently, the City filed a motion known as a Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict as to the harassment verdicts in favor of Davis as well as co-plaintiff Dona Norris.
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