Judge Affirms $1.4M Award For Wrongfully Fired Salesman

Law360, New York (December 14, 2016, 5:07 PM EST) -- A Montana federal judge on Tuesday affirmed a $1.42 million jury award to a former Haas Group International Inc. salesman who was fired after complaining about how his commissions were calculated, finding the payment reasonable.

The jury in October found Haas owed Thomas P. Jacques about $53,000 in penalties on top of the unpaid commissions, plus about $725,000 in punitive damages and about $598,000 in wrongful discharge damages, bringing the total award to about $1.42 million. There are no documents on the docket showing how the jury arrived at these figures.

The jury found in Jacques' favor on claims Haas violated...

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