Retailer Defeats Same Sex Sexual Harassment Case with Jury Verdict

Our client, a private corporation with retail outlets throughout the world, was sued by a male security guard from one of their Hawaii stores, who alleged that he had been sexually harassed by the store manager, an openly gay male. CDF went to trial in the Federal District Court in Honolulu.  After three weeks, the jury returned a unanimous verdict for the employer, finding that the security guard was not actually offended by the conduct alleged.  CDF lead counsel Mark Spring then spent a few days on vacation in Wakiki before returning to California with the cost judgment in hand.  After the plaintiff appealed the verdict to the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, CDF successfully obtained a unanimous affirmation of the trial court's judgment from the three-judge panel.

Location

U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Counsel

Mark S. Spring

Related Industries

  • Consumer Goods & Retail

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