In February 2010, Partner Linda Miller Savitt and Senior Counsel Christine Hoeffner obtained affirmance by the Court of Appeal of an order granting a summary judgment motion which was drafted by Partner Jonathan Rosenberg. Sasaki-Hayward v. The Regents of the University of California (Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC 359240) was complex disability discrimination…

In March 2009, Partner Jeffrey P. Fuchsman and Senior Counsel John J. Manier won a victory for Pilot Catastrophe Services, Inc. in the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Porche v. Pilot & Associates. The court affirmed the dismissal of the plaintiffs’ lawsuit based on improper venue. The plaintiffs were a husband and wife…

In October 2008, Partner Jeffrey P. Fuchsman and Senior Counsel John J. Manier won a victory for the Bicycle Club Casino in California Court of Appeal in Daboub v. Bell Gardens Bicycle Club, Inc. The court affirmed an order sustaining the Casino’s demurrer to the class action allegations in the plaintiff’s complaint, without leave to…

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…

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…

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