Morristown, NJ (PRWEB) January 8, 2008
Green, Savits & Lenzo, LLC, a law firm based out of Morristown, NJ who specializes in employment law, is proud to announce that the Essex County Superior Court of New Jersey has recently handed down the decision to reinstate a jury verdict against the Township of Livingston Board of Education that was originally decided in March 2005.* Their client, Elie Grinbaum, was awarded $250,000 in compensatory damages and over $180,000 in attorney's fees for the failure of the Livingston Board of Education to give him reasonable accommodations for his disability while he was a student during the 8th and 9th grades. Additionally, Mr. Grinbaum is entitled to collect about $90,000 in appellate attorney fees. With interest, the judgment is worth over $550,000.
Mr. Grinbaum, who suffers from bilateral Klumpke's palsy that affects his ability to write, type and grip things, experienced a disadvantage during his time in the Livingston educational system when the school failed to give him reasonable accommodations which included failing to supply a note taker, a specialized computer, and more time to take his exams. Green, Savits & Lenzo represented Mr. Grinbaum after an appellate court upheld the jury verdict on the Board's failure to accommodate Mr. Grinbaum but returned the case to the trial court for a re-determination on damages.
In December 2007, Judge Goldman handed down the decision that the Board of Education would still be held liable for the damages awarded by the jury in March 2005, which was later reduced to a lesser amount, for failing to reasonably accommodate Mr. Grinbaum's disability. Jon W. Green, a partner at Green, Savits & Lenzo, has stated of the victory, "We were confident that the original decision would be upheld, and we are eager to proceed with Mr. Grinbaum's pending case against the Board." Mr. Grinbaum is currently seeking damages for the school board's failure to accommodate his disability while he was a student in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades in addition to his current judgment.
Green, Savits & Lenzo, LLC is a law firm based out of Morristown, NJ who specializes in employment law, including cases involving discrimination, sexual harassment and other hostile work environments, whistleblower retaliation, family and medical leave, and more. Collectively, the attorneys at Green, Savits & Lenzo have over 50 years of legal experience representing employment discrimination and retaliation victims. Green, Savits & Lenzo currently tries cases throughout Northern and Central New Jersey and has a commitment to protecting the rights and interests of their clients.
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*Superior Court of New Jersey Essex County- Law Division Docket No: ESX-L-4153-01, Elie Grinbaum vs. the Township of Livingston Board of Education- December 24th, 2007