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Punitive Damages

After experiencing virulent anti-Semitic abuse at the hands of Sergeant Lawrence Knasiak, Officer Detlef Sommerfield of the Chicago Police Department (CPD) filed a lawsuit against Knasiak and the City of Chicago in which he alleged discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on his German national origin and his Jewish ethnicity.

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ADA Violation

Rae McCann brought this action against her former employer Badger Mining Company (“Badger”) under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), 42 U.S.C. § 12112, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621–634.

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