Hello and thank you for choosing JustAnswer. The details of your situation are astounding that a company so large would act in such an irresponsible manner, but it happens unfortunately every day in corporate America. On the issue of damages, your damage estimates are a bit high, because even though NYC has higher damage amounts the punitive damage awards do not change from the amount equal to the actual damages. Thus, if you can prove an actual loss of the $450K then the punitive damages would be only another $450K(not the $700K) and the total value of the case could be $900K, of course the part of the award for lost wages would be taxable and the other part would not be taxable and also the attorney would receive their fee and costs out of that amount. This case value of course is theoretical
and other outside factors weigh into the determination of value such as the strength of the evidence and how the witnesses will come across on the stand if forced to testify. If your attorney has been working this case, it is his job to determine all of these factors in calculating the value of your case based on his experience with the local federal courts (all of which give fairly conservative awards) and based on what he has seen for testimony and evidence. Generally, from what I have seen with these cases, if you are willing to wait them out and continue pushing them towards trial, if they are at $300K now that they would be willing to settle the case for at least double that offer. However, pushing them means being patient and filing your suit and waiting them out and not looking for the quick settlement.
As far as the misdemeanor for intent to deceive the court, there are so few of those cases ever prosecuted so do not hold that as your hole card. You can file a complaint with the state bar office of disciplinary counsel, but unless the judge in the case sanctioned them for this or found this as part of the findings of fact in the case, chances are it will never get prosecuted and that means the case will not go anywhere.
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