Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Judgment entered in Monteiro case, 1/2 Million added in interest

Bob Reports:

The following judgment was entered in the Monteiro case, today, June 2, 2009. This is taken from the Court Docket which loses all paragraphing. I have inserted my interpretation of paragraphing.


With regard to the first trial of this case in 2005,

that judgment enter for the defendant City of Cambridge with respect to plaintiff Malvina Monteriro's underlying claims for discrimination in accordance with the Special Verdicts returned by the jury on February 24, 2005,

that the plaintiff take nothing on such claims, and that the defendant City of Cambridge recover its costs of that action.

With regard to the second trial of this action in 2008,

that the plaintiff Malvina Monteiro take:

(a) compensatory damages in the amount of $1,062,400, plus pre-judgment simple interest at he rate of 12% per annum from January 18, 2005 to June 2, 2009 in the amount of $557,459.26;

(b) punitive damages in the amount of $3,500,000, with interest from April 24, 2009, the date of this Court's ruling on the defendant's post-trial motions to June 2, 2009 in the amount of $44,877.11;

(c) reasonable attorneys's fees and costs in an amount to be determined by the Court hereafter.

Dated: June 2, 2009

(Bonnie H. MacLeod, Justice). Copies mailed 6/2/2009