Huh? Jury gives UPS employee $27k — but judge OKs $700k in legal fees - HR Morning United Parcel Service was sued by Kim Muniz, who said the delivery giant had discriminated against her when she was demoted from her position as division manager. A jury found for Muniz and awarded her about $27,000 — about $10k in lost earnings, $7,300 in medical expenses and just under $10k for her “economic loss.” That’s not the bad part. Muniz sued for attorneys’ fees — and a federal court awarded her almost $700,000. In other words, Muniz was awarded legal fees that were more than 25 times the damages approved by the jury.