On August 17, 2012, Partner Matt Wakefield received a favorable arbitration award on behalf of a luxury resort in Southern California. The resort outsourced the function of providing golf lessons to a third party. The union representing an affected employee grieved the resort’s decision, arguing that the outsourcing violating the collective bargaining agreement. The resort…

On July 13, 2012, Partner Matt Wakefield received a favorable arbitration award on behalf of a large hotel in the San Diego area. The hotel had discharged a cook for failing a post-accident drug test. The union representing the employee argued that just cause for discharge did not exist because the hotel did not have…

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 22, 2011, Partner Matt Wakefield received a favorable arbitration award on behalf of a luxury hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. The union grieved the number of chefs in the hotel’s restaurant and banquet kitchens, arguing that the hotel exceeded the collectively bargained limitation of three non-union working chefs or supervisors. While the hotel has…

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…

On June 3, 2011, Linda Miller Savitt and Linda B. Hurevitz received a defense verdict in Michael Acevedo v. Biosense Webster, Inc., a national origin discrimination case. Plaintiff, the Vice President of U.S. Sales at Biosense Webster, Inc., a member of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, claimed that there was a pro-Israeli bias…

On February 16, 2011, Linda Miller Savitt and Linda B. Hurevitz received a defense verdict in Anna Cheh, M.D. v. Western Medical Center – Santa Ana. The plaintiff, a Board-certified Emergency Medicine physician claimed she had been subjected to sexual harassment by other physicians who provided on-call consults in the Emergency Department at Western Medical…

On January 24, 2011, Partner Matt Wakefield received a favorable arbitration award on behalf of a major hotel in Southern California. The hotel had terminated a telephone operator for refusing to take a drug/alcohol test. The union representing the telephone operator grieved the discharge, arguing that the hotel did not have reasonable cause to require…

In December 2010, Partner Linda Miller Savitt and Senior Counsel Christine Hoeffner completed their successful defense of a client against a wage/hour class action claim, avoiding potentially millions of dollars in discovery and liability exposure without the expense of a trial. Onerous class discovery was stopped by obtaining an appellate court order staying class discovery…

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