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Peterson obtains jury verdict for whistleblower

Posted by Scott M. Peterson | Jul 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Scott M. Peterson, founding partner of D'Orazio Peterson LLP, obtained a jury verdict for a plaintiff in a whistleblower retaliation lawsuit in Fulton County, NY Supreme Court.

The verdict followed a six day trial during which the jury heard testimony from approximately ten witnesses.  The Plaintiff, a former asbestos demolition employee, brought the claim after he was fired for making complaints about improper and illegal asbestos removal from multiple worksites.  

The employer strongly defended itself, and presented a defense focused on its belief that the plaintiff was not an employee at the time he made the complaints.

After six days of trial and closing arguments, the jury reached a decision for the Plaintiff after only forty minutes of deliberations.  

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Scott M. Peterson

Scott M. Peterson is the founding partner of D'Orazio Peterson, having left a partnership at a large regional law firm to limit his practice and focus on exclusively representing individuals in a small number of employment and serious injury/medical malpractice matters. Scott's favorite part of practicing law is getting in front of a jury and standing up for an individual against a large company or institution.


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