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.

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…

In September 2015, partner Jeffrey Fuchsman successfully persuaded the Superior Court to dismiss the class action allegations in a wage and hour case filed against a national retailer based on a class action waiver provision in a mandatory pre-dispute arbitration agreement.

In February 2015, Partners Linda Miller Savitt and Jonathan S. Rosenberg and Associate Stephanie B. Kantor, obtained summary judgment in Hoffman v. Dignity Health d/b/a Mercy General Hospital (Sacramento Superior Court Case No. 34-2013-00143475-CU-WT-GDS). The plaintiff claimed that she was sexually harassed, wrongfully terminated in violation of Health & Safety Code Section 1278.5, and retaliated…

On December 16, 2014, Senior Partner John Golper and Associate Eric Mueller received a favorable arbitration award on behalf of a largest California-based wholesaler-distributor of health and natural food products. The Company discharged a 27-year loading employee who was also a Union shop steward, for improperly and negligently loading and shipping product to the wrong customer.

 

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