Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Western District of Michigan at Grand Rapids.
No. 1:10-cv-00794—Robert J. Jonker, District Judge.
Argued: March 8, 2018
Decided and Filed: March 28, 2018
Before: GILMAN, ROGERS, and STRANCH, Circuit Judges.
RONALD LEE GILMAN, Circuit Judge. A jury found that the Michigan Department of
State Police (the Department) had retaliated against Linda Mys, a former desk sergeant with the
Department, by transferring her from her longtime post in Newaygo, Michigan, to a post in
Detroit. Department officials initiated the process that culminated in Sgt. Mys’s transfer shortly
after she had filed the second of two complaints alleging sexual assault and sexual harassment by
Sgt. Richard Miller, one of her coworkers. Sgt. Mys was awarded $350,000 in compensatory
On appeal, the Department argues that the district court erred in denying (1) its motion
for judgment as a matter of law or, in the alternative, for a new trial; and (2) its motion for a
remittitur. The Department thus disputes that the trial record contains any evidence from which
a reasonable jury could have found in Sgt. Mys’s favor or upon which the jury’s award could be
Contrary to the Department’s assertions, the record contains ample evidence that supports
the jury’s verdict and award. We therefore AFFIRM the judgment of the district court.