In April, 2010, Partner Linda Miller Savitt, Senior Counsel Elsa Bañuelos, and Associate Vicky Lin obtained summary judgment in Hopwood v. Los Angeles Unified School District (Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC400240). The plaintiff claimed he was discriminated against based on his race, sex, and disability and that he was retaliated against for complaining…

In January 2010, Partner Linda Miller Savitt, Senior Counsel Elsa Bañuelos, and Associate Vicky Lin obtained summary judgment in Cheathem v. Los Angeles Unified School District (Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC398268). The plaintiff claimed she was discriminated against based on race, age, and sex and subjected to a retaliatory termination for complaining about…

In April 2009, Partners John Golper and Eric Schwettmann received a defense verdict in Bujko v. Los Angeles Unified School District, etc. (Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. EC 044 839). The plaintiff claimed he was subjected to whistleblower retaliation under the California Reporting of Improper Governmental Activities Act (California Education Code § 44110 et….

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…

BRG&S received a defense verdict on behalf of Los Angeles Unified School District June 2007 BRG&S received a defense verdict on behalf of Los Angeles Unified School District in a case where a former LAUSD employee who had retired from the district in June 2001, applied to return to the district in the position of…

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