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Scott Green Discusses Employer Bias Jury Awards in New York With the Gothamist


Scott Green Discusses Employer Bias Jury Awards in New York With the Gothamist

March 15, 2024
Scott R. Green

Scott R. Green, partner and vice chair of the firm’s Employment and Labor practice group, discussed the potential New York State legislative change regarding judges’ ability to reduce jury awards in employment bias lawsuits with the Gothamist.

Scott defended the existing remittitur procedure, stating that judges are well-equipped to ensure verdicts align with precedent. “Judges have the depth of experience, legal training, and access to precedent to make sure that the verdicts are right-sized,” he explained. He believes that some headline-grabbing jury verdicts may be based on emotional reactions rather than legal precedent. “The jury’s emotional reaction to what they’ve seen and heard, and they’ll render a verdict and award damages … that frequently are way outside the bounds of what the precedent basically says,” said Scott.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE: NY lawmakers look to limit judges cutting jury awards after employer bias suits,” Gothamist, March 9, 2024


Scott R. Green is an experienced employment litigator and trusted counselor to a diverse array of employers, including publicly traded corporations, small businesses, multinational corporations, nonprofit organizations, and individuals. His practice involves defending management against employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour claims in federal and state courts and before various federal, state, and local administrative bodies, as well as defending employers against class action lawsuits and multidistrict lawsuits involving employment issues. Scott also routinely litigates restrictive covenant and non-competition disputes and handles traditional labor law matters, including negotiating collective bargaining agreements and handling National Labor Relations Board charges and union arbitrations. In addition to litigation, Scott regularly counsels employers with respect to employment agreements, employee handbooks, and employment policies, practices, and procedures.