Ending 2022 With A New Look

December 20, 2022

by M&S Staff

Happy New Year From Mehri & Skalet

We’re proud of all that we’ve accomplished this year to advance justice and fight for our clients. Thank you to all our “friends of the firm” for your ongoing support. Sending everyone best wishes for a safe and healthy 2023!

Mehri & Skalet Wins Big for Clients

Historic Sexual Harassment Lawsuit in Illinois

Cook County Sheriff Department BadgeIn September of this year, Mehri & Skalet settled one of the largest multi-plaintiff sexual harassment cases in history—for nearly $31 million plus very substantial programmatic relief (including mandatory scenario-based sexual-harassment training for new and incumbent employees and retaining a retired federal judge as an outside monitor). M&S represented more than 500 women in the case, who worked in a variety of positions at the Cook County Jail where they experienced egregious physical and verbal sexual assaults and harassment from male detainees. The lawsuit alleged the Jail administration’s negligent failure to protect these women from those assaults and that harassment.

M&S litigated the case with co-counsel in Chicago from Willenson Law; Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Noelle Brennan & Associates; and Kulwin, Masciopinto & Kulwin.

Nationwide ATM Antitrust Settlement

Image of Otto ATMOn behalf of ATM consumers nationwide hit with excessive surcharges, Mehri & Skalet alongside co-counsel Hagens Berman and Quinn Emanuel, achieved a settlement of $67.7 million that was finalized this fall. The decade-long litigation against the Big Banks included one trip to the United States Supreme Court. After a long and winding road, this action vindicated consumer rights.

Cyrus Mehri Shares Insights in the Washington Post

Cyrus Mehri has been an expert source in The Washington Post’s Black Out Series and was most recently featured in Jerry Brewer’s “Football is America” perspective. In the article, Brewer argues that the decades of racial inequality in the NFL’s hiring process for Head Coaches is a reflection of the social and racial injustice in the United States.

“I think the NFL is a bellwether and a mirror of America. Progress is a lot of blood, sweat and tears, and when you get there, it’s very hard to hold on to.” – Mr. Mehri.

The Washington Post’s Black Out Series spotlights the long-running racial inequity in the NFL. It also highlights efforts to counter racial inequity such as the Rooney Rule, which Mr. Mehri helped create.

New Year, New Look

Mehri & Skalet LogoWe’ve updated our logo and website with a fresh new look! We’re committed to fighting for justice, and our new website makes it easier than ever for prospective clients to learn about how we can help them find justice. We encourage you to check out the new website to see what’s new and to learn more about our case work.