Thursday, February 11, 2016
Verdict of Interest
On January 27, 2016 a Lee County jury (County Court) returned a plaintiff verdict of $85,891 in Nguyen v. Dao. The plaintiff worked for Dao at the Ichiban Japanese Grill in Tupelo. The case arose where the plaintiff alleged that she was fired for reporting illegal activity and that she was not paid properly under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The jury agreed and rendered a verdict for $1,943 for lost income because of discharge for reporting illegal activity, $50,000 for mental anxiety, and $33,948 for violations of Fair Labor Standards Act. Here is the final judgment.