United States District Court, N.D. Illinois
Martinez Manufacturing, Inc.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: PHILIP REINHARD, District Judge
After reviewing the Affidavits set forth in Plaintiff's Motion
for Default Judgment, it is the Report and Recommendation of the
Magistrate Judge that Defendant, Martinez Manufacturing, Inc.
("MMI"), pay Plaintiff Ganan $167,642.00, Plaintiff Quatrini
$67,077.00 and further award Plaintiff's $59,730.00 in attorney's
fees and $2,419.68 in costs. A break-down of these awards
Of the two plaintiffs, Ganan demonstrated that she was
subjected to more egregious conduct than Plaintiff Quatrini. For
example, in addition to the lewd comments, gestures, and requests
alleged by both Plaintiffs, Plaintiff Ganan also demonstrated
numerous instances of unwanted physical contact and one
particularly offensive incident where MMI Vice President, Richard
Martinez exposed himself six inches from Plaintiff's face. Thus,
it is recommended that Plaintiff Ganan be awarded $67,642.00 in
back-pay, $50,000.00 in compensatory damages, and $50,000.00 in
punitive damages; and that Plaintiff Quatrini be awarded $57,077
in back-pay and $10,000 in compensatory damages.
The Magistrate Judge also recommends that Plaintiffs be awarded
$59,730.00 in attorneys' fees and $2,419.68 in costs based on
Attorney Hollander's 144.5 hours at the rate of $365.00 per hour;
Attorney Madden's 15.75 hours at the rate of $235.00 per hour;
Attorney Sidkey's .5 hours at $235.00 per hour; and a law clerk's
42.25 hours at $75.00 per hour.
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