Alcorn v. City of Baton Rouge

Summary

Alcorn v. City of Baton Rouge, 898 So.2d 385 (1st Circuit) , LA ,   1994,   Report Type: N/A

Appellate Panel :

N/A

Trial Type :

jury

Trial Judge :

N/A

Trial Court :

N/A

Plaintiff's Lawyer :

N/A

Defendant's Lawyer :

N/A

Injuries

Racial discrimination.

Tissue :

N/A

Did Plaintiff Have Surgery? :

n/a

Treatment Length :

N/A

Pre-existing Conditions :

N/A

Award change on appeal:

unchanged

Damages

General Damages :

$1,050,000

Past Medicals :

$0

Future Medicals :

$0

Past wages :

$0

Future wages :

$0

Loss of Consortium :

$0

Other Damages :

$0

Total :

$1,050,000

Case Details

Suit Reason :

Two Africa-American police officers filed a racial discrimination, age discrimination, and racial harassment law suit against the city of Baton Rouge. Both men had over 20 years of experience with the police force and the suit was filed shortly before retirement.

Award Reason :

The officers were often referred to as "niggers." They also received poor job assignments and beats. The racial harassment occurred daily, causing each plaintiff significant amounts of stress and aggravation, to the point of even needing to seek medical attention. The plaintiffs were awarded $300,000 a piece for harassment and $200,000 each for discrimination. One of the plaintiffs was also awarded $50,000 for a retaliation law suit he also filed.