Results

Here is a list of just a few cases in which our work has benefited our clients.


EMPLOYMENT LAW

$6,900,000 settlement in Brius Management Co case, November 2017

$8,000,000 confidential settlement of age discrimination and disability discrimination case, July 2017.

$5,020,042 verdict in disability discrimination / retaliation case, Colucci v. T-Mobile USA, Inc., August 2017.

$1.23 million verdict in whistleblower / wrongful termination case, Yu v. Grifols Biologicals, Inc., Nov. 15, 2017.

$250,000 settlement for Los Angeles County employee in defamation and retaliation case.

$568,000 Unanimous 12-0 Verdict in jury trial and Judgment in January 2017 for our client, a San Bernardino employee in an associational disability discrimination case.

$900,000 settlement of overtime pay dispute, judicially approved in May 2017.

$1,583,844 verdict and Judgment in June 2014 for a 24-year employee of the County of Los Angeles in an employment retaliation case.

$5,000,000 settlement for rental car company employees in court-approved class action for meal and rest period violations, failure to pay for all hours worked ("off the clock work").

$4,700,000 settlement for class of parking attendants for alleged wage and hour violations, including the failure to provide meal and rest breaks and to pay minimum wage and overtime compensation.

$1,250,000 settlement for class of retail employees in court-approved class action.

$1,150,000 settlement for rental car company employees in court-approved class action for meal and rest period violations, failure to pay for all hours worked ("off the clock work").

$900,000 settlement in sex harassment case.

$825,000 class action settlement for overtime wages and wages for missed meals/rest breaks in a case where we represented television production department workers against a broadcasting network.

$750,000 settlement for a vice-president of a national financial institution who was wrongfully terminated in breach of his executive employment agreement.

$600,000 class action settlement for a class of drivers for an auto action company.

$500,000 settlement in age discrimination case.

$500,000 class action settlement for overtime wage and hour violations in a stipulated class action against another broadcasting company.

$420,000 class action settlement for misclassified theme park restaurant employees.

$400,000 settlement for a vice-president of a beauty care company who was fired in retaliation for reporting unlawful business practices.

$350,000 settlement for a female account executive who was fired in retaliation for reporting sexual harassment.

$313,000 settlement in three sexual harassment cases for female employees who were subjected to sexual harassment by their supervisors in a local television station.

$300,000 settlement for a vice president of a television production company who was fired in breach of an employment agreement.

$170,509 jury verdict in employment contract and defamation case, including punitive damages award.

Confidential settlement for disability discrimination for a nurse diagnosed with cancer.

Confidential settlement for a television anchor for gender and age discrimination claims.

Unanimous Defense jury verdict - following 20 minutes of deliberation - on behalf of our client, a unit manager at a prison in sexual harassment claims.

Defense verdict for our client, a chain of nursing homes, against former employees' wage claims.


BUSINESS LITIGATION

Rabbani v. PrintRunner, et al. $950,000 settlement in a matter alleging fraud and breach of contract arising out of alleged misrepresentations made in connection with the ownership interest in a company and claims of retaliation and breach of an alleged employment contract. Our client alleged he was wrongfully terminated in retaliation for filing a police report against Defendant and was discriminated against because of a medical condition. Plaintiff further alleged that Defendants mismanaged the entity Defendant and thereby breached their fiduciary duties owed to Plaintiff.

Revel v. JOL Management Co., et al. $1,300,000 Judgment

We represented an advertiser, who was the founder of Entrepreneur Magazine, in a breach of contract case against a group of nutritional supplement companies. The defendants failed to defend and indemnify our client in an underlying FTC case and the Court ruled in our client's favor in his claims for indemnification.

Prajogi v. Udem, et al. $2,500,000 Jury Verdict

We represented the plaintiff, an investor, in a case against his real estate broker and former business partner. Over the years, defendants had borrowed heavily from the plaintiff. They later disputed the amount of their debt, claiming that $800,000 that was used by the defendants to purchase a Beverly Hills mansion was a gift, which prompted the plaintiff to file suit. A Los Angeles jury found that the $800,000 was a loan. The jury awarded our client compensatory damages for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract. The jury also awarded punitive damages, which brought the jury verdict to $2.5 million.


CLASS ACTIONS

Fernandez v. Millennium Products, Inc.: Kombucha Advertising and Warning Claims case regarding violation of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (also known as Proposition 65) on the manufacturer of the drinks "GT's Kombucha" and "Synergy," as well as two retail chains where they were sold. The case claimed that the label on the drinks stated they might contain "a trace amount of alcohol (less than 0.5%)" while, in fact, the drinks contain significantly more, as much as 4% alcohol. An independent laboratory tested samples of the drinks purchased at a Walgreens store to confirm that the level of alcohol significantly exceeded the amount stated on the labels. Under Proposition 65, any company knowingly selling a product containing more than 0.5% alcohol must provide a clear warning to that effect on the product's label. This matter resulted in a $1,000,000 settlement as well as injunctive relief regarding the labeling of the products.

Woodruff/Bates v. Enterprise Rent-A-Car: $5 million in two related class action cases for missed meal and rest periods, failure to pay for all hours worked and other wage and hour violations

Diaz/Reyes v. Ampco Systems Parking, ABM Industries: $4,700,000 settlement for class of parking attendants for alleged wage and hour violations, including the failure to provide meal and rest breaks and to pay minimum wage and overtime compensation.

Buchanan v. Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company $1,150,000 settlement for rental car company employees in court-approved class action for meal and rest period violations, failure to pay for all hours worked ("off the clock work").

Prata v. Bank One, GE Capital $5.5 million in two consumer fraud cases.

Plaintiff alleged that two credit card issuers used a deceptive phrase, "Same As Cash," to advertise deferred interest financing options that required minimum monthly payments. Plaintiff alleged that the "Same As Cash Finance Plans" and the advertisements used to promote them were likely to mislead consumers into believing that no minimum monthly payment is required during the promotional period and, as a result, consumers were improperly assessed late fees. The credit card companies denied Plaintiff's allegations. The parties settled on a class-wide basis, with total cash funds of $5.5 million to reimburse consumers for late fees charged during the "Same As Cash" promotion and injunctive relief.

Hagan v. ABS Auto Auctions, Inc: $600,000 class action settlement for a wage and hour claims relating to a class of drivers for an auto action company.

$825,000 class action settlement for overtime wages and wages for missed meals/rest breaks in a case against a Spanish-language broadcasting network.

Confidential Policy Limits Settlement in matter claiming the Defendant law firms and related entities promised loan modification services in exchange for up-front fees but allegedly failed to deliver the promised services.

$500,000 class action settlement for overtime wage and hour violations in a stipulated class action against a Chinese-language broadcasting company.

$420,000 judicially approved class action settlement for misclassified theme park restaurant employees.


INSURANCE LITIGATION

$510,000 to settle bad faith claims from denial of a mold claim.


SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY MATTERS

$250,000 settlement for product defect claims prior to litigation in a car crash case.

$175,000 settlement in injuries suffered in a horseback riding incident.

$100,000 settlement in auto v. pedestrian case where pedestrian was outside the crosswalk.

Confidential settlement for victim of a dog bite with serious injuries.