Civil Procedure Keyed to Friedenthal
Velez v. Awning Windows, Inc
Plaintiff was an employee of Ismael Nieves-Valle (the owner of Awning Windows) had a romantic affair until she ended the relationship. Afterwards, Nieves-Valle harassed her until he finally fired her in March of 2000. Plaintiff then filed a Title VII claim against Defendants, as well as several Puerto Rican discrimination claims. Defendants repeatedly missed court-imposed deadlines and extensions for filing, and this resulted in the lower court’s decision to grant Plaintiff partial summary judgment. A jury then awarded Plaintiff $750 thousand. Defendants appealed, arguing that the court should have considered their late-filed opposition to the summary judgment motion.
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