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Ex-UGA employee awarded $1.3 million

Greg Land, special to the Fulton County Daily Report

A federal jury has awarded a former project director for the University of Georgia almost $1.3 million for her claims that her former boss falsely accused her of stealing state-owned equipment, resulting in her arrest, destroying her career and sending her into a suicidal depression.

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CLARK ATLANTA SETTLES WITH EX-GC

BYLINE: R. Robin McDonald

Clark Atlanta University has settled a breach-of-contract suit filed by its former general counsel, who claimed he was fired for objecting to alleged misconduct by the university’s president and its trustees.

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CITY LOST BY NOT SETTLING SUIT BY FIREFIGHTER; CITY OFFERED $10,000; JURY AWARDED PLAINTIFF $1 MILLION

BYLINE: R. Robin McDonald

Attorneys for Atlanta’s first female firefighter said they would have settled her sex discrimination suit against the city for considerably less than the $1 million verdict she received. But they said the city attorney was too busy to return their calls. A jury last week awarded Atlanta Fire Lt. Liz R. Summers $1 million-$250,000 more than lawyers requested.

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