The women filed suit in federal court claiming they had been subjected to sexual harassment, a hostile work environment and assault and battery. They sued Grayes, Cook county sheriff Michael Sheehan, Cook County, the sheriff's department and three supervisors. The latter were dismissed as defendants. The jury ruled in favor of Kessel and awarded her $700,000 in damages on July 2, 2003. Meador, who never put her complaints to supervisory staff in writing, was awarded nothing by the jury. The plaintiffs were represented by Chicago attorneys Luke Casson and Frank Andreou. See: Kessel v. Cook County, USDC ND IL, Case No. 00-CV-3980.
Source: National Jury Verdict Reporter
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