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LTL GETS JURY’S VERDICT ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLAIM FOR CUSTOMER INFORMATION UNITED RESOURCES

LOS ANGELES, May 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — A Los Angeles County Superior Court jury has dismissed allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation by a former United Resources Information (“URI”) employee against the company and its former supervisor URI. Ted Lin served as Associate Creative Director for URI, a Los Angelesbased advertising agency. Lin alleged that his supervisor repeatedly touched him against his will, asked about his and his wife’s activities, and attempted to discuss masturbation with him on one occasion. Lin claimed that when he complained about his supervisor’s behavior to URI’s president, his HR manager, and others, rather than investigating his allegations, URI and the supervisor scolded him. eventually withdrew from high-profile projects in retaliation for his claims leading to his forced resignation. . He almost looked $2.5 million in damages, excluding punitive damages.

For its part, URI defended that no unwelcome or inappropriate conversations took place, as evidenced by Lin’s contemporary Facebook chat messages with a close friend. These posts revealed that Lin’s real grievances with her supervisor were with her management style and creative direction rather than any inappropriate sexual behavior to which there was not a single reference during that six-month period.

The jury’s verdict followed a day of deliberations. The lawsuit included expert testimony produced by the plaintiff that the reason he failed to divulge some of the more salacious details of his supervisor’s alleged conduct before the trial was due to his repressed memory resulting from the alleged abuse. . “We couldn’t be happier for URI and Ms. Park, whose reputations have been muddied for four years by these outrageously false statements,” lead trial counsel said. David Ammons who tried the case with the lead attorney Kevin Kelly. “I remain hopeful that those who truly experience workplace sexual harassment will be heard in the future,” Ammons said.

LTL is one of the largest minority-owned test shops in the country.

Contact: David Ammons, [email protected]

SOURCE LTL LAWYERS LLP