NJ High Court Will Review $10M Punitives Award In Bias Case

Law360 (September 16, 2020, 6:53 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court says it will review a $10 million punitive damages award handed down by a jury that found a state agency failed to accommodate a former corrections officer's leave of absence for multiple sclerosis.

The court said in an order signed Sept. 9 and publicly released Sept. 14 that it will grant the state's petition to review the case of Shelley Pritchett, a former employee with the state's Juvenile Justice Commission.

Pritchett won $1.8 million in compensatory damages and $10 million in punitive damages in a 2017 trial. The state Supreme Court said it will take up...

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