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August 2016 – Robert Mantell and Lori Jodoin prevailed in the appeal of a sexual harassment case

Robert Mantell and Lori Jodoin prevailed in the appeal of a sexual harassment case, which established that the employer, a car dealership, engaged in outrageous or egregious misconduct in permitting harassment to continue.  As the result of the appeal, the Supreme Judicial Court reinstated a punitive damages award of $500,000.  Gyulakian v. Lexus of Watertown, 475 Mass. 290 (2016).