Justia Massachusetts Supreme Court Opinion Summaries

Brown v. Office of Comm’r of Probation

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Plaintiff sued her employer for sex discrimination, race discrimination, and retaliation under Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 151B, 9. The jury found in favor of Plaintiff on her retaliation claim and awarded her both compensatory and punitive damages. Defendant was additionally ordered to pay attorney’s fees and costs. The judgment did not provide for postjudgment interest on punitive damages, costs, and attorney’s fees. Plaintiff appealed, arguing that her request for postjudgment interest should have been granted. The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment, holding that the trial judge correctly denied Plaintiff’s request for postjudgment interest on the award of punitive damages, costs, and attorney’s fees because Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 151B, 9 does not contain language that necessarily implies that the Commonwealth should be liable for such postjudgment interest. View "Brown v. Office of Comm’r of Probation" on Justia Law
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