NY Atty Loses Punitive Damages Bid In Wrongful Firing Suit

Law360, New York (January 14, 2013, 2:51 PM EST) -- A New York lawyer who claims Napoli Bern LLP fired him after he refused to participate in a “cover-up” regarding the propriety of a personal injury settlement can't collect punitive damages in the long-running wrongful termination case, a Manhattan judge ruled Thursday.

Attorney Gerard A. Connolly’s suit, filed in 2005 and amended in 2009, claims the firm, now known as Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik LLP, wrongfully fired him from his position as lead trial attorney in 2002. He claims he was fired after refusing, under pressure,...
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