Brockton Facing $45.6M Punitive Damages from Lopes Class Action Brought by Gordon Law Group

The City of Brockton is facing a $45.6M potential punitive damage award as a result of post-trial motions brought by Gordon Law Group, LLP in connection with 38 minority applicants who suffered similar discrimination at the hands of the City. Now, Jimmy Pereira, a candidate running against the City’s current Mayor Carpenter said he would remove the longtime Brockton personnel director, Maureen Cruise who was at the center of the Lopes trial. (View Brockton Enterprise Article).