Trial Reports: Reports on recent Indiana cases submitted by the lawyers involved.
Americans with Disabilities Act discrimination
Name of Case: Kristine R. Rednour v. Wayne Township Fire Department and Wayne Township
Court Case Number: 1:13-CV-0320-SEB-DKL
Injuries: Wages, benefits, and emotional distress
Court: U.S. Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division
Court Date: July 31, 2015
Trial Type: Jury trial
Judge: Hon. Sarah Evans Barker
Disposition: Award to plaintiff by jury of $123,500 in wages/benefits and $100,000 in emotional distress
Plaintiff Attorney: Kevin W. Betz, Sandra L. Blevins, and Courtney E. Endwright; Betz + Blevins
Defendant Attorney: Christine L. Zook and Megan J. Schueler; Ferguson & Ferguson
Insurance: American Alternative Insurance Corporation
Case Information: Jury finds fire department discriminated against diabetic paramedic because fire department failed to accommodate her diabetes even though it was or should have been aware of her need for an accommodation. Jury awarded $123,500 in back wages and benefits and $100,000 in emotional distress damages. Attorney fees and costs to be awarded by the court.
Submitting Attorney: Courtney E. Endwright