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A Track Record Of Successful Verdicts And Settlements

Our lawyers have obtained some of the largest verdicts and judgments on behalf of employees, executives and groups of workers in Ohio, including:

  • In November 2011, we obtained a $3 million judgment on behalf of a corporate whistleblower.
  • In May 2011, we won a confirmation of a $14.4 million judgment on behalf of railway workers who were denied benefits owed to them by their employer.
  • In March 2010, we won a $1.88 million verdict in a race discrimination and medical leave retaliation case.
  • In September 2009, we won a $3.675 million judgment on behalf of a terminated executive alleging breach of fiduciary duty.
  • In September, 2006, we obtained a $16 million verdict in an age discrimination case.
  • In May 2005, we received a verdict in a gender discrimination, defamation and retaliation case in excess of $500,000.
  • In June 2004, we obtained a judgment of $900,000 against a corporate employer and an individual supervisor for disability discrimination and retaliation.
  • In February 2004, we secured an age discrimination and retaliation verdict against a school district.
  • In September 2003, we obtained a seven-figure judgment in a gender discrimination claim against the city of Ashtabula.
  • In March 2003, we obtained a $7.765 million verdict in an age discrimination case and retaliation case on behalf of an older worker terminated in a supposed layoff.

In short, Thorman Petrov Group maintains an active, aggressive and mature trial practice.

Changing The Landscape Of Law

We represented Michael J. Genaro, Sr., the lead plaintiff in the case Genaro v. Central Transport Co., et al., in which the Ohio Supreme Court recognized individual liability for discrimination under Ohio law. Our firm also represented Michael Dworning in the case Dworning v. City of Euclid, Ohio, in which the Ohio Supreme Court recognized that public employees do not need to exhaust administrative remedies prior to filing discrimination lawsuits.

Our attorneys authored the amicus curiae brief of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America in Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services, Inc., in which the United States Supreme Court unanimously recognized that same-sex sexual harassment is actionable under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Our attorneys also authored the lead brief on behalf of a victim of sexual harassment in a case in which the Ohio Supreme Court first announced the standards for a claim of sexual harassment under Ohio law.