A sexual harassment lawsuit against Aaron's, the rental company, has been settled for $6 million. A federal court jury originally returned a verdict awarding $95 million to the victim, an amount that was reduced due to various laws capping damages to $39.8 million; the federal judge that presided over the trial remarked that the verdict was "excessive"; the parties settled the case before the judge made any further rulings. 

Source: Sacramento Bee

Almost no matter what the facts are, $95 million for damages in a sexual harassment case surely seems not just excessive but very, very, very excessive.  The settlement therefore seems appropriate, as $6 million is very substantial, although it is not clear from this article what the particular facts of the case were.

Lexington, Kentucky sexual harassment lawyer Robert Abell represents individuals and employees victimized by sexual harassment in the workplace; contact him at 859-254-7076. 

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