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…

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…

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…

Partners Jeffrey Fuchsman and Linda Miller Savitt, and associate Rami Yomtov were successful in persuading the Court of Appeal to deny class certification in a wage and hour class action.  The plaintiff alleged the company did not properly compensate employees who clocked in early prior to the scheduled start of their shift.  The company asserted…

In April 2016, in a wage and hour class action filed against one of the Firm’s restaurant clients, partner Jeffrey Fuchsman and associate Rami Yomtov prevailed on a motion to compel arbitration of the plaintiffs’ claims on an individual, non-class basis.  

In January 2016, Partner Linda Miller Savitt and Senior Counsel Elsa Bañuelos, who were co-counsel for Defendants in a five week jury trial, successfully persuaded the trial judge to toss the jury’s $7.1 million verdict to former Los Angeles Times sports columnist T.J. Simers over claims that he was forced out due to his age….

In December 2015, partner Jeffrey Fuchsman was successful in opposing a motion for class certification of meal break, vacation pay, and mileage reimbursement claims filed against a national retail store chain.

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