Court and Arbitration Decisions

Some of the noteworthy court and arbitration decisions in which we have been involved include:

Client v. Wyndham Vacation Ownership, Inc., 2021 WL 3140718 (U.S. District Court, N.D. California, 2021) – Court rules that employee may be able to sue manager personally for unpaid wages.

Client v. John Doe Construction Company (Arbitration 2018) – Arbitrator issues final arbitration award in favor of our client on racial harassment and wage and hour claims.

Client v. StoneMor Partners, L.P., 2015 U.S. Dist. Lexis 135472 (U.S. District Court, N.D. California, 2015) – Court grants final approval to class action wage and hour settlement of claims for unpaid overtime, missed meal and rest periods, failure to pay hourly wages for each hour worked, and failure to reimburse for mileage expenses.

Client v. StoneMor Partners, L.P., 2014 U.S. Dist. Lexis 47021 (U.S. District Court, N.D. California, 2014) — Court rules that employee may bring claim under Labor Code Private Attorney General Act on behalf of himself alone.

Client v. Contemporary Services Corporation, 2013 Cal.App. Unpub. Lexis 6081 (California State Court of Appeal, 1st District, 2013) — Court of Appeal affirms award of attorney’s fees and costs in sexual harassment case where our client prevailed.

Client v. Gordon Trucking, 2008 WL 4078747 (U.S. District Court, E.D. California, 2008) — Addressed pleading requirements in cases of age discrimination, disability discrimination, and health coverage discrimination; issue of relevance of prior discriminatory conduct; and issue of whether employee can sue for discrimination based on family members’ disabilities.

Client v. Ikon Office Solutions, 143 F.Supp.2d 1163 (U.S. District Court, N.D. California, 2001) — Addressed jurisdiction of federal district court over wrongful termination lawsuit against nationwide corporation headquartered in another state.

Client v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., 230 B.R. 418 (U.S. District Court, N.D. California, 1999) — Addressed rights of a person who was in bankruptcy proceeding to continue with a Title VII discrimination lawsuit in U.S. District Court.

Client v. Litton Systems, 841 F.Supp. 956 (U.S. District Court, N.D. California, 1994) — Addressed requirement of the employer to make reasonable accommodations for a disabled employee.

Client v. Western Title Insurance Company, 27 Cal.App.4th 925 (California State Court of Appeal, 6th District, 1994) — Addressed statute of limitations and equitable tolling issues.

Client v. Western Title Insurance Company, 230 Cal.App.3d 1223 (California State Court of Appeal, 6th District, 1991) — Addressed implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing violations as applied to an insurer, as well as statute of limitations issues.

Client v. Burns International Security Services, 729 F.Supp. 695 (U.S. District Court, N.D. California, 1990 ) — Addressed federal law preemption issues in employment case involving allegations of sex discrimination and breach of covenant of good faith and fair dealing.

Client v. Fire Insurance Exchange, 42 Cal.3d 208 (California Supreme Court, 1986) — Addressed bad faith insurance issues.

Client v. City of Menlo Park, 787 F.2d 1371 (U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1986) — Addressed due process bumping rights of governmental employees.

Client v. Miami Valley Broadcasting Corp., 656 F.2d 1295 (U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1980) — Explored effects of class action discrimination settlement on right of individual member of class to thereafter litigate his own individual Title VII discrimination/retaliation claims in federal court.