Jackson Walker Obtains Jury Trial Victory for Midland Hospital in Title VII Lawsuit

March 5, 2021 | Client Results



Jackson Walker attorneys Sarah Mitchell Montgomery, Jon Mark Hogg, and Judy Bennett Garner successfully defended Midland Memorial Hospital in a sexual harassment and retaliation case brought by a former employee.

Midland Memorial terminated the plaintiff in 2018. Following her termination, the plaintiff filed the employment discrimination action against Midland Memorial, asserting claims of sexual harassment and retaliation pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq. On January 24, 2021, summary judgment was granted to Midland Memorial on the sexual harassment claim.

The retaliation claims were tried to a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas – Midland/Odessa Division. After about an hour of deliberation, the jury returned a verdict of a complete victory for Jackson Walker’s client.

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Dallas partner Sarah Mitchell Montgomery represents employers and management in complex cases involving employment discrimination, retaliation and unfair practices, and related workplace and business disputes.

San Angelo partner Jon Mark Hogg is a seasoned litigator in injury and tort cases, civil rights, and employment law. Jon Mark is the only attorney in San Angelo who is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Dallas associate Judy Bennett Garner represents employers in all areas of labor and employment law, including matters involving discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, and labor relations.

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Founded in 1887, Jackson Walker continues to advance the world of business by helping companies of all sizes navigate today’s increasingly complex, interconnected legal landscape. With more than 400 attorneys across seven offices, we are the fourth-largest law firm in the state and have been recognized by Law360 as a “Texas Powerhouse” and an “elite law firm” that regularly provides counsel to industry-leading clients on highly complex transactions. For explore the Firm’s experience representing clients in employment litigation matters in courts and before arbitrators throughout the country, visit our Labor & Employment Litigation practice page.