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Alumnus Belfort helps win verdict against Wal-Mart

David Belfort '92, a lawyer with the firm of Corrigan, Bennett and Belfort, of Cambridge, Mass., was co-counsel on a suit that recently won a $2 million verdict against Wal-Mart, in a case involving unfair termination and discrimination based on gender.

The verdict is believed to be the largest discrimination verdict in Massachusetts this year, and came after a Berkshire County Superior Court Jury found that Wal-Mart failed to pay pharmacist Cynthia Haddad of Pittsfield, Mass., the same as it paid her male colleagues.

Belfort, an economics major with a political science minor, received his law degree in 1996 at Franklin Pierce Law School in Concord, N.H.

Among those assisting Belfort in the case was Kendra Zysk '05, a paralegal in the firm who was an international relations and Spanish and Hispanic Studies double major at HWS. She was named to the dean's list and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, graduating summa cum laude. A member of the WS Judicial Board, she studied in Madrid, Spain.