Partner Linda Miller Savitt received a defense arbitration award in September 2008 in the case Lowell Sanders v. Sempra Energy Corporation. Mr. Sanders had been terminated in 2005 and claimed he had been a “whistleblower” on safety issues. The court found that he was not terminated in retaliation for whistleblowing and that there had been…

In September 2008 Linda Miller Savitt received a defense verdict in Saenz v. Backbone Communications, Inc. The plaintiff claimed she had been terminated as a result of using the “kin care” statute, Labor Code § 203, which provides that an employee may use one-half of their sick time for family related incidents. After a 4…

“On July 29, 2008 , Partner Linda Miller Savitt and Associate Philip Reznik obtained a defense verdict in Duamel Vellon vs. City of Los Angeles, Department of Water and Power (Los Angeles Superior Court case no. BC 343494). The case involved a former high-level manager who claimed that he had been terminated based on his…

Critics Call ‘No Match’ Program Error-Prone As Attorney Recommends Employer Strategies July 2008 Founding Partner Richard S. Rosenberg and Senior Associate Jacquiline M. Wagner were featured speakers at the annual Labor and Employment Law Conference presented by the National Labor Relations Board in Orange County on July 23, 2008. The topic of their presentation was…

On April 24, 2008, Linda Miller Savitt and Linda B. Hurevitz received a defense verdict in Heather Krell v. The Regents of the University of California (UCLA). The plaintiff, a former Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry claimed she had been subjected to sexual harassment by her mentor, a full professor, and that when she complained…

In March 2008, partner Linda Miller Savitt and associate Gordon Kojima received a defense award in an arbitration involving Facey Medical Group. The plaintiff, Dr. McAlpin, contended she had been discriminated against on the basis of her race and gender when she was employed at Facey Medical Group as a head and neck surgeon.

On March 4, 2008, the court of appeal affirmed summary judgment in favor of the Los Angeles Unified School District in Massey v. Los Angeles Unified School District (B 193196). A teacher sued the school district, claiming the school and a principal breached a settlement agreement by disclosing her below standard evaluation to prospective schools…

Legal Briefs San Fernando Valley Business Journal Recent happenings in the legal arena. Treasurer Twice Ballard, Rosenfeld, Golper & Savitt of Universal announce their partner Linda Miller Savitt is serving at the 2008 treasurer for the Los Angeles chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. She has been named secretary-treasurer for the Association of…

On January 25, 2008, the court of appeal in Aronsohn v. City of Los Angeles (B190477), affirmed summary judgment for the City of Los Angeles against a City Attorney who claimed she was retaliated against for asserting wrongdoing by another City employee. Plaintiff claimed that the denial of a promotion and merit increase, her reassignment…

In December 2007, Partner Linda Miller Savitt and Senior Counsel John J. Manier won a victory in the Ninth U.S. Court of Appeals in EEOC v. Robert L. Reeves & Associates. The Court affirmed a unanimous jury verdict in favor of our client, Robert L. Reeves & Associates, an immigration law firm in Pasadena. The…

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