Jackson, MS (PRWEB) June 15, 2012
The law office of Louis H. Watson, Jr., P.A. confirms that on June 14, 2012, a unanimous federal jury has found the Mississippi Department of Health liable for retaliation. According to the lawsuit filed by Albert Brown, he is currently employed as a Systems Manager I with the state agency, and won a race discrimination lawsuit in 2006 for being denied a promotion to a Chief Information Officer position. According to the trial transcript, Mr. Brown alleged in his second case that the state agency again refused to promote him to the position in 2008 in retaliation for his prior race discrimination lawsuit. After three days of trial the federal jury returned a unanimous verdict finding that the state agency had again denied Mr. Brown a promotion to the Chief Information Officer position in retaliation for his prior race discrimination lawsuit, and awarded Mr. Brown $75,000 in lost wages and $350,000 in compensatory damages. Mr. Brown is also expected to request promotion or future wages in lieu of promotion, attorney fees and cost. Mr. Brown is being represented by attorneys Louis H. Watson, Jr. and Nick Norris. After the trial Nick Norris stated, "We are very pleased we were able to get some justice for Mr. Brown as he has now been improperly denied a promotion to the Chief Information Officer position on two separate occasions."
The case is currently pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. The case is Albert Brown v. Mississippi Department of Health, Civil Action No: 3:11CV-146-CWR-FKB. Mr. Brown's first case was Albert Brown v. Mississippi Department of Health, 2007 WL 4259212 (5th Cir. 2007).