On the 12th of October 2012, a Jury found the Nevada Superior Court guilty of whistleblower retaliation against a mediator and awarded her $313,000 for the financial and emotional damages she incurred.
Gallup raised allegations during her trial that the mediation department failed to comply with the California Rules of Court. She reported that family court mediators were making recommendations about child custody without reviewing court files, gathering collateral information, or checking parents’ criminal backgrounds. She explained to jurors that domestic violence (DV) victims were routinely not offered separate mediation sessions as required by law.
The ruling is historic as it takes a stand for all whistleblowers who point out that a Court is not adhering to the relevant procedure, vital to protect families and their children.