A former Allstate Insurance Co. employee who was fired following an arrest has been awarded more than $18 million in damages.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports a San Diego jury awarded 55-year-old Michael Tilkey about $2.6 million in actual damages and nearly $16 million in punitive damages in his in wrongful termination lawsuit.
Tilkey was fired by Allstate in 2016 after he was arrested in Arizona the prior year following an argument he had with his then-girlfriend. Charges against him were later dismissed.
An Allstate spokeswoman says the company disagrees with the verdict and plans to appeal.
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