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Case Style: Melinda K. Young v. Daimler Chrysler
Case Number: Unknown
Court: United States District Court, Northern District, Indiana
Richard L. Darst of Cohen Garelick & Glazier, PC, Indianapolis, Indiana
Americans with disabilities claim by Melinda K. Young against DaimlerChrysler for denying her a job that she sought in the inspection department of the defendants transmission plant in Kokomo. Young suffered an injury to her right arm in 1978 and was unable to work at all for a number of years. She was re-hired in 1993 and assigned to work at a test-stand. She applied for another position in 1998 but was denied the transfer until after she filed a complaint with the EEOC. She was later moved back to the test-stand position after a supervisor told her that they did not let disabled workers work in the inspection department. She claimed that she and other workers at the plant were discriminated against and that the defendant retaliated against her for filing the complaint.
Outcome: Plaintiff's verdict for $4.6 million.
Plaintiff's Experts: Unknown
Defendant's Experts: Unknown