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…

On May 22, 2017, Linda Hurevitz and Zareh Jaltorossian won summary adjudication on behalf of a hospital in a case alleging claims for age and disability discrimination, harassment, breach of contract, retaliation, and misclassification/failure to pay overtime.  The court granted summary adjudication as to the plaintiff’s age-based claims, retaliation, breach of contract, failure to pay…

In a putative wage and hour class action against one of the firm’s well known hotel clients, in which they had previously obtained summary adjudication of Plaintiff’s meal and rest period penalty rate claim (see February 22, 2017 Verdicts/Favorable Outcomes), Richard Rosenberg and David Fishman obtained summary judgment with respect to Plaintiff’s remaining claims. Plaintiff’s…

On March 24, 2017, Linda Savitt, Zareh Jaltorossian and Jessica Gomez won summary judgment on behalf a religious organization in a lawsuit alleging disability discrimination, failure to accommodate, and wrongful termination under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).  The trial court granted summary judgment on the ground that the defendant’s status as a religious…

In a putative wage and hour class action against one of the firm’s well-known hotel clients, Richard Rosenberg and David Fishman obtained summary adjudication on Plaintiff’s meal / rest period penalty rate claim. Plaintiff alleged that our client was required to pay meal / rest period penalties at the “regular rate of pay” (i.e., the…

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…

On January 26, 2017, a jury in California returned a verdict in favor of our client on a wrongful termination claim brought by one of its former employees. The case was tried by our attorneys Linda Miller Savitt and Shant Kotchounian. The lawsuit claimed that our client, a manufacturer of U.S. military hydraulic equipment, terminated…

Partner Jeffrey Fuchsman and associate Rami Yomtov were successful in persuading an Orange County Superior Court Judge to deny class certification of a wage and hour class action filed against one of the Firm’s defense contractor clients.  The case involved claims for unpaid wages, and missed first and second meal breaks.  The unpaid wages and…

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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