Firm wins $750,000 verdict in federal jury trial
Heller, Huron, Chertkof & Salzman attorney Rick Salzman won a complete victory for client Ron Coats, as he prevailed on his claims of both race discrimination and retaliation in a federal jury trial in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Mr. Coats—an African-American man—was fired after a productive, three-decade career at the Department of Education. He was fired by his new supervisor—a white man—shortly after lodging complaints of race discrimination. After hearing this story, the jury awarded Mr. Coats $750,000 in damages.