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 October 2015, Partners Linda Miller Savitt and Jonathan S. Rosenberg obtained summary judgment in Lanzas v. Health Net of California, Inc. (Stanislaus Superior Court Case No. 2006491). The plaintiff claimed that he was terminated due to his disability and that Health Net failed to reasonably accommodate him and properly engage in the good faith…

On December 6, 2011, Linda Miller Savitt and John J. Manier obtained a defense verdict in Richard Robinson v. County of Los Angeles, et al., a First Amendment retaliation case brought under the federal civil rights statute, 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiff was a sergeant in the County’s Office of Public Safety. He applied for…

On October 27, 2011, Linda Miller Savitt, Elsa Banuelos, and Vicky H. Lin received a defense verdict in Nichole Hoffman v. 10520 Wilshire Owners Association. Plaintiff Hoffman alleged discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, failure to pay wages, invasion of privacy, breach of contract, harassment, defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Plaintiff was hired by 10520…

On July 9, 2010, after a ten day trial, Linda Miller Savitt and Linda B. Hurevitz received a defense verdict after only 2 1/2 hours of jury deliberations. Dr. Torria Bond was an Associate Professor in the School of Education, Department of Teacher Education at Azusa Pacific University. Teacher Education is a graduate program and…

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