Brooks and Martin filed suit in state court, where the judge required them to prove hybrid claims of retaliation and a hostile work environment. They lost, and on appeal the appellate court found the evidentiary requirement to be inappropriate; the case was remanded. See: Brooks v. Jefferson Co. Fiscal Court, Court of Appeals of Kentucky, Case No. 1999-CA-000624-MR (Dec. 24, 2003); 2003 WL 23005603.
The second time around, a jury found for both Brooks and Martin. Brooks was awarded $3,500 for lost wages and $3,500 for emotional suffering, while Martin was awarded $175,000 in lost wages and $650,000 for emotional suffering, for a total of $832,000.
Additional source: 10 Kentucky Trial Court Review No. 8 (2005)
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|Cite||Court of Appeals of Kentucky, 2003 WL 23005603|
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