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Lane Powell Scores $125,000+ Judgment for Defendant Home Depot in Employment Discrimination Suit

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Lane Powell attorneys Michael Reilly and Peter Partnow just gave client Home Depot some welcome news: Dismissal on summary judgment of a two-plaintiff employment discrimination case, plus a judgment against plaintiffs in the amount of $126,924.

Kendall and Rahlfs sued Home Depot alleging age and disability discrimination in federal court. Defendant Home Depot was represented by Reilly and Partnow.  Under Alaska court rules, Home Depot made an offer of judgment. Alaska court rules allow for an award of attorney fees if the one making the offer of judgment beats the offer.

United States District Court Judge John Suddock granted Lane Powell’s motion for summary judgment, dismissing both claims brought by both plaintiffs.  Then, because Home Depot beat its offer of judgment, Judge Suddock issued last week a judgment for Home Depot in the amount of $126,924 to reimburse Home Depot for its attorney fees.  Reilly and Partnow have just started efforts to recover on the judgment against the plaintiffs’ former employees.