The June edition of the Arizona Attorney magazine lists the top eight defense verdicts in Arizona during 2013. Among them is Sanchez v. United Parcel Service, a case defended by BurnsBarton. Sanchez sought more than $700,000 in back wages and an unspecified amount in compensatory and punitive damages after he was off work for more than eight years due to his medical condition. He sued under the Americans with Disabilities Act, claiming that UPS failed to return him to work in retaliation for his having filed claims with the EEOC. UPS defended the case by showing that during his entire eight-year leave of absence, Sanchez was unable to safely do his job, the company patiently waited for him to return to work, and then reinstated him after his doctors cleared him to return. The victory is good news for employers that wish to maintain a safe workplace while respecting employee rights.