Bloomberg Law
Dec. 17, 2021, 7:13 PM

Fired Farmers Insurance Lawyer Gets $155 Million for Retaliation

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian

Farmers Insurance Exchange and Farmers Insurance Group must pay a former senior vice president more than $155 million for firing him in retaliation for testimony he was set to give in a class pay bias lawsuit by the companies’ female in-house lawyers, California court records show.

The verdict in favor of Andrew Rudnicki, who ran the companies’ in-house branch legal offices, includes $150 million in punitive damages that a California Superior Court jury awarded Thursday.

It’s believed to be the third-largest such verdict in the state and the largest in Los Angeles County, attorney Carney R. Shegerian told Bloomberg Law ...

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