Complaint / review text:
Denver - A jury in federal court in Denver, Colorado today returned a $3.175 million verdict in a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by two female managers against The Larry H Miller Group, owner of more than 35 car dealerships nationwide.
The lawsuit, filed in 2003, chargedthe car dealership with subjection two of its female managers to sexual harassment by a general manager, who repeatedly tried to touch a female finance director, made lewd and inappropriate sexual comments to her, referred to her business meetings with the female comptroller as "cookie breaks, " and threw her Christmas cards at her when she told him to stop trying to touch her.
After the finance director and the camptroller reported this treatment to human resources, the Vice President of Operations for the Automotive Division, Tony Schnurr, ordered a general manager to get rid of the women, calling them "troublemakers and b*es, " one witness told the jury.
Larry H Miller, who operates several car dealerships in Colorado, is a controversial Utah businessman, well known as the owner of the NBA's Utah Jazz. Miller is also the owner of a variety of other business ventures including Prestige Financial, Jordan Commons, Larry H Miller Megaplex Theatres, KJZZ-TV, and the EnergySolutions Arena, previously called "Delta Center".
These women were represented in court by the Ryan Law firm and Traylor Law Firm LLC.