On November 30, 2007 partner Linda Miller Savitt received a defense verdict in the case of Gabriela Kennedy v. Department of Water & Power. Following a 4 week trial on a retaliation claim by an existing employee, Gabriela Kennedy, the jury found in favor of the defendant 10-2. This case had been litigated for approximately…

In October 2007 Linda Miller Savitt successfully defended the case of Woods v. Hydraulics International, which was a pregnancy discrimination claim. Following a 4 day trial, the jury found in favor of the defendant.

On September 17, 2007, the court of appeal in Fung v. Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (B192340), affirmed summary judgment for Childrens Hospital against a researcher who claimed he was a hospital employee whose employment contract was breached and who was defrauded because he was not given the ongoing research support he wanted. The court of…

On August 31, 2007, Partner Matt Wakefield received a favorable arbitration award on behalf of La Costa Resort and Spa. The resort began requiring restaurant servers to close their own guest checks rather than rely upon the room service order taker/cashier. The union representing the employees grieved the change in duties, alleging that the resort…

In May 2007 the firm received a defense verdict on behalf of its client, the Los Angeles Unified School District in the case of Marisela Adams v. LAUSD. The case involved a claim that plaintiff had been retaliated against and discriminated against on the basis of age. Following a 7 day jury trial, the jury…

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