A Cook County judge increased the total payout to $3 million for Chicago State University whistle-blower James Crowley. Crowley served as the university’s senior legal counsel before taking the institution to court over a wrongful termination suit.

According to Crowley, he was wrongfully fired after reporting alleged misconduct by university president Wayne Watson and others. In February 2014, a Cook County judge agreed with Crowley and awarded him $2 million in punitive damages and $480,000 in back-pay relating to his wrongful termination.

The ruling this past Tuesday added an extra $520,000 to Crowley’s initial payout.


Source: Chicago RedEye