Gaslowitz Frankel partner Craig Frankel successfully procured a settlement on behalf of Georgia Tech electronics professor Dr. Joy Laskar. The settlement was featured in an article in Fulton County Daily Report in an article dated April 25, 2011 by Greg Land. As stated by Mr. Land:
The settlement entered on April 11 will pay Joy Laskar $181,161 in back salary, $16,739 in matching contributions to his retirement account, and $6,887 in prejudgment interest; his attorneys will receive $53,451 in fees and expenses. Attorney Craig M. Frankel said the settlement represents everything Laskar had sought, and essentially justified his client’s position that he had been unfairly suspended. However, the attorney general’s office said a criminal investigation of Laskar and two colleagues is ongoing. ”I think their decision to pay us 100 cents on the dollar for our damages is an acknowledgment of our position that they violated their own policies and the rules of their faculty handbook, and their decision to pay our attorney fees at 100 cents on the dollar is an acknowledgment that they acted in bad faith,” said Frankel. The settlement has already been paid, he said.
Gaslowitz Frankel continues to represent Dr. Laskar regarding his claims against Georgia Tech for alleged violations of the Georgia Open Records Act.