LEIZER Z. GOLDSMITH WINS REVERSAL OF SUMMARY JUDGMENT DECISION AT THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT, AND FAVORABLE SETTLEMENT, AGAINST A MARYLAND COUNTY
In June 2006, Leizer Z. Goldsmith succeeded in settling the case of Coleman v. Talbot County, Maryland. The case involved the severe sexual harassment and retaliation of a detention officer at the Talbot County Detention Center. It case was particularly notable for the fact that summary judgment was granted to the defendant on a procedural issue, namely, that while she did inform EEOC of the identity of her lawyer, she did not update her personal home address, resulting in her filing being technically late according to the trial court. However, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit reversed the summary judgment that had been granted against Coleman, opening the way to the settlement.