$100,000 Jury Verdict in Lee County Retaliation Case

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On November 21, 2019, a Lee County jury returned a $100,000 verdict in Walters v. Brandi’s Hope  Community Services, LLC.
The jury found BHCS fired Plaintiff Heather Walters for reporting abuse of a patient. As an aside, state law requires health care workers to report suspected patient abuse.
The jury also found Defendant Danny Cowart maliciously interfered with Walters’ employment.
The jury awarded Walters $100,000 in damages.
Jim Waide and Rachel Pierce Waide of Waide & Associates in Tupelo represented Walters.
Mark Halbert of Phelps Dunbar in Tupelo represented Defendants.
Circuit Judge James D. Moore presided.

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