In April 2006, a federal jury awarded Sgt. Nancy Lipman $250,000 and Lt. Diane B. O'Sullivan $50,000. About two months later, Lipman and O'Sullivan were notified of one-day unpaid suspensions, which they contested in court, claiming retaliation.
"By attempting to follow through with suspensions against the plaintiffs despite the jury's verdict, the city has conclusively made the case against itself that its retaliatory conduct is likely to persist in the future," Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Cole wrote in a stinging opinion.
The judge in this case is pretty perceptive in his opinion of the city and that its retaliatory conduct is likely to persist. Hmmmmmm we on the job call it a "brick"
Congratulations! Sgt. Lipman and Lt. O'Sullivan.