The MTA (Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority), Otherwise Known As The LACMTA, Operator Of Buses And Trains, Found Liable For Over $1,300,000 In Attorneys Fees In Addition To Compensatory Damages Of $2,247,000 For A Total Judgment In Excess Of $3,560,000
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Playa Del Rey, CA. – November 10, 2008 – SOLOMON, SALTSMAN & JAMIESON – In a case where the Plaintiff is represented by Solomon, Saltsman & Jamieson, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”) was recently held liable for over $1,300,000 in attorneys fees to be added to the jury verdict rendered by a Los Angeles Superior Court jury for damages in the amount of $2,247,000.
The MTA, therefore, was found liable in this disability discrimination wrongful termination case for a total sum of $3,567,000.
Stephen Allen Jamieson, a partner in the Los Angeles Law Firm of Solomon, Saltsman & Jamieson together with his associate Ryan Kroll, convinced the Court that the competence and skill of these lawyers was sufficiently high, and the result achieved for their Client so successful, that they merited an increase of their presently standard hourly rate by a multiplier of 2.335 for their services on this case. Multiplication factors like these are, by statute and case law, awarded to give excellent lawyers an incentive to represent disabled and other injured people on a contingency fee basis instead of an hourly basis. That is, the lawyers do not get paid unless they prevail for the client.
The jury determined that a 53-year old driver for the MTA was terminated because of minor disabilities (which he contends were caused by many years of driving for the MTA), and that the MTA did not engage in an interactive process to find a reasonable accommodation so that the driver could continue to work.
Lead trial attorney Stephen Allen Jamieson, and his lawyer partners in the Law Firm of Solomon, Saltsman & Jamieson, Stephen Warren Solomon, Ralph B. Saltsman, Bruce Evans, and their lawyer associates Michael Akopyan, Julia Sullivan, and Ryan Kroll are pleased to achieve a great result for their deserving client.
This was an exceptional result for the client. This Attorneys Fees award will help to defray the overall fees and costs of this lawsuit.
With over 100 years of combined experience among the lawyers of the Law Firm of Solomon, Saltsman & Jamieson they have also achieved many other exceptional results in many areas of the law including, but not limited to, obtaining compensation for people suffering with serious personal injuries, brain injuries, spinal injuries, broken bones, emotional distress, and loss of earnings, resulting from different types of motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, and all types of negligence and intentional actions and omissions, caused by transportation agencies and companies, and others.
Links to Related Documents (PDF):
NOTICE OF ENTRY OF AMENDED JUDGMENT FOLLOWING RULING ON ATTORNEYS’ FEES
MOTION OF PLAINTIFF SALDADOR H. MORALES FOR REASONABLE ATTORNEYS FEES AND COSTS
Stephen Allen Jamieson
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