- Did the employer owe my client money and if so, how much? (The answers were, "yes" and "$30,769.08").
- Did the employer withhold the money in bad faith? (The answer was, "yes").
- Do you award the plaintiff additional damages up to three times the amount owed? (The answer was "no").
Because the jury found the employer withheld the money in bad faith I was permitted to seek my client's attorney's fees. Had the jury answered "no" to the second question above, we would not have been permitted to seek my client's attorney's fees under a 2009 Maryland Court of Appeals case.
In the end, the Court awarded my client an additional $36,212.35, 100% of the fees he incurred in obtaining the verdict.