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A jury verdict in favor of a plaintiff on a retaliation claim must be reduced to $200,000, as the plaintiff proffered no evidence that he suffered any physical infirmity as a result of his ouster.

Trainor v. HEI Hospitality, LLC, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 01-283-12) (39 pages) (Selya, J.) (1st Circuit) Appealed from a judgment entered by Casper, J., in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Lynn A. Kappelman, with whom Lisa J. Damon, Gerald L. Maatman Jr., James M. Hlawek and Seyfarth Shaw were on brief, for the defendants-appellants; Gary M. Feldman, with whom Davis, Malm & D’Agostine was on brief, for the plaintiff-appellee (Docket No. 12-1152) (Oct. 31, 2012).

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