Partner Matt Wakefield won a successful arbitration award on behalf of a major Southern California resort. The resort had discharged a restaurant server for theft when management found that he added an 18% service charge to two guest checks, after the guests signed their checks and drew a line through the space where a gratuity…

In February 2017, Partners Linda Miller Savitt and Jonathan S. Rosenberg obtained summary judgment against multiple plaintiffs on behalf of two of its corporate health insurance clients and an individual defendant manager.  The court dismissed the plaintiffs’ sexual, racial, national origin, and religious harassment claims against the corporate defendants based on the plaintiffs’ failure to…

Partner Jeffrey Fuchsman and associate Rami Yomtov recently concluded a favorable settlement in a consolidated wage and hour class action against one of the Firm’s well-known hotel clients.  In early 2014, the hotel was sued in three separate class actions for alleged meal and rest period violations, unpaid minimum wage and overtime, tip-pooling, and failure…

On June 23 2016, Partner Linda Miller Savitt, Senior Counsel Elsa Banuelos and Associate Rami A. Yomtov, obtained summary judgment in Carl Taswell v. The Regents of the University of California, et al. (Orange County Superior Court Case No. 30-2013-00659259-CU-WT-CJC). The Plaintiff claimed that he was retaliated against and wrongfully terminated for allegedly reporting patient…

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