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What is the average settlement for a discrimination lawsuit?

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The average verdict is around $150,000. For cases settled before trial, it's closer to $125,000. In the majority of cases, this amount represents compensation for lost wages and some future salary....Read More
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What are some examples of discrimination?

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An example would be an employer offering a certain wage for a job and lowering that wage if a woman filled that position. Also, a landlord that wanted to rent out an apartment but refused to let it to people of another race or religion....Read More
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How much does it cost to hire a civil rights lawyer?

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It depends on how much time your lawyer spends on your case. Smaller firms might charge $100 to $300 an hour, but a high-powered attorney can charge up to $500 an hour. Some civil rights lawyers will work for a percentage of the settlement or a flat-rate fee if the suit is lost. ...Read More
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