Guy Loranger Awarded Legal Fees in Educational Sex Discrimination Case

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Attorney wins educational sex discrimination case brought under Maine’s Human Rights Act.

Guy Loranger recently emerged victorious in the case of Aimee Helwig v. Intercoast Career Institute (Docket Number CV-09-225, State of Maine Superior Court).

The case, originally taken on by Loranger in 2008, involves a former nursing student at the Intercoast Career Institute dismissed from the school for allegedly violating its Practical Nursing Code of Professional Conduct. The student, a female, filed a complaint with the Maine Human Rights Commission, alleging appalling treatment by a male nursing instructor employed by the school.

In 2011, Loranger won a $300,000 jury award on behalf of his client, including $100,000 in lost wages on her claim of retaliation; $150,000 on her claim for emotional pain, suffering, inconvenience, mental anguish and loss of enjoyment of life; $30,000 for punitive damages; and $20,000 on her breach of contract claim. The student was forced to file for bankruptcy one year after the case began.

After the award, the school appealed the decision to the Law Court, but the appeal also ruled in favor of the plaintiff in Jan. 2013. Loranger then sought attorney fees and costs as well, and filed a motion in March 2013. His motion states that the school has yet to pay the $104,219 in attorney fees and costs, as well as the $300,000 jury award and some $70,000 in interest. On Sept. 18, 2013 Loranger was awarded these fees and costs. He hopes that his client will be able to recover a portion of her approximately $246,000 share in the case.

About the company:
The Law Office of Guy D. Loranger is a sexual harassment and discrimination law firm located in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. The firm represents victims of all types of discrimination, including discrimination based on sex, race, age and sexual orientation. They will handle a case from the initial complaint with the Maine Human Rights Commission through the civil lawsuit in state or federal court. Contact Guy D. Loranger today to discuss the options for sexual harassment/discrimination cases today. For more information, please feel free to visit or call 207-937-3257.

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