GROUPS DYNAMICS IN THE WORKPLACE


††††††††† Morrison v. Carleton Woolen Mills††††††††† United States District Court††††††††† Bangor, Maine

†††† The jury found that Plaintiff Morrison had been the victim of sexual harassment and sexual discrimination.Expert testimony by Dr. Charles Robinson provided a description and explanation of the psychological dynamics of these two torts (including PTSD-like symptoms) and the damages they caused the Plaintiff.Plaintiff was awarded $150,000.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Plaintiff's Attorney:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Robert Stolt, Esq.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Augusta, Maine†††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††(207) 622-3711


††††††††† Jackson Laboratories v. Kemlight Corporation††††††††† United States District Court††††††††† Bangor, Maine

†††† This complicated litigation involved five parties with cross claims relating to the twenty-two million dollars in damages resulting from an explosion and fire which damaged the world's most prominent animal genetic breeding facility.The Kemlight Corporation was the manufacturer of a compound which ignited during an application procedure alleged to have been inadequate by the Defendant Kemlight Corporation.In deposition, Defendant's expert Robinson provided testimony concerning group dynamics factors in the workplace and human and cultural factors in the readability and comprehension of printed and illustrated instructions.A settlement favorable satisfactory to the Defendant was effected.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Defendant's Attorney:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tyler Kolle, Esq.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Lewiston, Maine††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††(207) 784-3576


††††††††† Merrill v. International Paper††††††††† Somerset County Superior Court††††††††† Skowhegan, Maine

†††† Plaintiff Merrill suffered from a longstanding lung disorder and was a heavy cigarette smoker.In the process of effecting repairs at the Defendant's plant, it was alleged that he was negligently exposed to toxic chemicals.A further reduction in his lung capacity was evident in his medical examinations.The Plaintiff retained Dr. Charles Robinson to treat the Plaintiff for his nicotine addiction.The patient's condition was refractory to treatment and Robinson provided information to this effect in support of the Plaintiff's claims for further damages.A confidential settlement was obtained.

†††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††Plaintiff's Attorney:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tyler Kolle, Esq.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Lewiston, Maine††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (207) 784-3576


††††††††† Oakes v. Maine Maritime Academy, et al.††††††††† United States District Court††††††††† Bangor, Maine

†††† Ms. Oakes was the daughter of an instructor at the Maine Maritime Academy.She became the victim of a sexual exploitation ring at that institution.She was subjected to individual and group sexual abuse and psychological manipulation (brain washing).Plaintiff's expert Dr. Charles Robinson provided testimony regarding these mechanisms of control as well as the severe psychological damage (PTSD) suffered by the Plaintiff.The Plaintiff was awarded $750,000.

†††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††Plaintiff's Attorney:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† James Mitchell, Esq.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Augusta, Maine††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (207) 622-6339


††††††††† Voisine V. United States Navy††††††††† 
United States Federal Court
Portland Maine
 
 
Ms. Voisine, an employ of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, brought suit alleging a
hostile workplace and discrimination. Defendantís expert Charles Robinson PHD 
provided testimony regarding the nature of psychiatric diagnostics and group workplace dynamics.
The jury found the USM not guilty.

 
Defendantís Attorney: 

 

David Collins, Esq.

(207)780-3257

 

See also WORKPLACE VIOLENCE - THE ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSE

 


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