Mark Carta gave a presentation on Discrimination & Retaliation Claims – A Crash Course in Employment Litigation at the Fairfield County Bar Association. The presentation included topics such as an explanation of common discrimination claims brought by current and former employees and a primer on retaliation and whistleblower claims and how to guard against and respond to them.
The United States District Court issued a 38-page opinion on July 23rd affirming a jury’s Age Discrimination verdict won by Attorney Mark Carta on behalf of a former IBM executive. After analyzing and denying each of the defendant IBM’s flurry of post-trial motions, the Court directed that a Final Judgment in the amount of $3,718,920.78 be entered in favor of the plaintiff.
Mark R. Carta has been selected to the 2014 Connecticut Super Lawyers list. In addition Mr. Carta has been chosen by American Lawyers Magazine to appear in the September issue of “Fortune” Magazine’s Labor and Employment issue as “a top rated” employment lawyer.
“Super Lawyers” is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
More information about the selection procession can be found here:
Mark Carta was quoted today in a Bloomberg.com news article entitled “Old, Fired at IBM: Trendsetter Offers Workers Arbitration” that analyzed IBM’s new practice of not disclosing statistical information related to the ages and positions of employed who have been dismissed and requiring that such employees agree to arbitrate all future claims as part of IBM’s standard severance agreement. Link to the article:
CMM attorneys recently won a jury verdict valued at over $3.6 million against IBM. Mark Carta and Margaret Triolo of CMM obtained this verdict on behalf of a former IBM executive on an age discrimination claim. Following a two week trial in the United States District Court in Hartford, the jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of the plaintiff. The jury found that the plaintiff – an IBM employee of 41 years – had been discriminated against in violation of both the United States Age Discrimination in Employment Act and New York State Human Rights Law based on his age. In addition, based on the jury’s further finding that the violation of the plaintiff’s civil rights was willful, the jury awarded punitive damages and $500,000 for his emotional distress. The plaintiff stated that he could not have been more pleased with the results of CMM’s representation and that he believed the jury had completely vindicated his rights.