Defense Verdict in Discrimination, Retaliation Case

Obtained a defense verdict in a Jackson County, Missouri jury trial on claims of race, gender, and national origin discrimination and retaliation. The plaintiff alleged that she did not receive a new contract as a school vice principal after making complaints of retaliation under the Missouri Human Rights Act.

Dismissal for Government Client on FOIA Claims

Obtained dismissal of Complaint alleging Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) violations in Illinois state court for a governmental client.

Summary Judgment for Fortune 100 Company on MHRA Claims

Obtained summary judgment on Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA) claims in state court for a Fortune 100 company based on untimeliness and failure to exhaust administrative remedies.

Handled Multiple Investigations of Employment Discrimination, Employee Misconduct and Whistleblower Conduct

Conducted investigations for multiple clients related to complaints of employment discrimination, harassment and other allegations of conduct related to state and federal discrimination laws in addition to allegations concerning employee misconduct and whistleblower activity. Authored comprehensive investigative reports and executive summaries, and presented to executives and board members.

Defense Verdict for University System in Four-Day Wage and Hour Trial

Secured a defense verdict for a for-profit university system in a four-day trial on a wage and hour claim under the Fair Labor Standards Act in U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

Successfully Defended College in Discrimination Case Before the EEOC

Successfully defended EEOC charges alleging race and gender discrimination on behalf of private liberal arts college. 

Defense Verdict for Fortune 500 Logistics Company in Race Discrimination Case

Served as lead counsel in jury trial where the jury returned a defense verdict for Fortune 500 client in Title VII race discrimination case. 

$65 Million Sale of Specialty Home Furnishings Business

Represented the seller, a manufacturer of specialty home furnishings, in its acquisition by a leading brand aggregator in numerous different consumer products spaces. The sale, for $65 million in cash and equity, represented the buyer’s first acquisition in the home furnishings space. We also provided counsel on employment, employee benefits, tax, patent, and intellectual property aspects of the transaction.

Multiple Employee-Related Disputes

Helped resolve multiple disputes (more than $10 million at issue) for numerous clients related to unpaid wages, commission payments, discriminatory allegations and wrongful terminations. 

Defense against Discrimination Charges for Staffing Company

Served as national employment and litigation counsel for staffing company and successfully defended multiple litigation matters (in multiple jurisdictions) and charges of discrimination.

Protection Order Against Former Employee

Obtained protective order for client against former disgruntled and harassing employee.

Defense Against Wrongful Termination Claim

Successfully defended client in the cannabis industry for a claim of wrongful termination.

Defense Against Allegations of FLSA Violations

Representing hotel/casino in class and collective action alleging Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations.

Defense Against Wrongful Termination Claims

Representing hotel/casino in multiple claims of wrongful termination.

Defense of Client Against TRO

Successfully defended client in a temporary restraining order (TRO) hearing against a former employer who tried to enforce a noncompete agreement.

Defense of Hotel/Casino in Multi-plaintiff Litigation

Successfully represented hotel/casino in multi-plaintiff litigation in which plaintiffs alleged unsafe working conditions and wrongful termination(s).

Won Contested Arbitration with Teacher’s Union

Won contested labor arbitration involving the teacher's union.

Obtained Defense Verdict for School District on Discrimination, Retaliation Claims

Obtained a full defense jury verdict in Jackson County, Missouri, circuit court for a school district on claims of race and disability discrimination and retaliation under the Missouri Human Rights Act, and retaliation under Missouri's public employee whistleblower protection statute. The plaintiff, who had been terminated from employment following discovery of time fraud, sought more than $500,000 in damages.

Defeated Class Certification in Labor Code Violations Case

Defeated class certification for facility services client against class claims for alleged violations of the Labor Code, including for missed meal periods and rest breaks, improper rounding, failure to pay overtime, failure to pay minimum wages, inaccurate wage statements, and waiting time penalties.

Summary Adjudication, Favorable Settlement for Hotel Client

Obtained summary adjudication on Feb. 23, 2022 in San Bernardino County Superior Court for hotel client on claims for age, race, national origin, and disability discrimination, harassment, retaliation in violation of Fair Employment and Housing Act, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, failure to prevent discrimination and harassment, failure to engage in the interactive process, failure to provide reasonable accommodation, breach of implied in fact employment agreement, whistleblower retaliation, and missed meal periods. The only remaining cause of action was for eight weeks of alleged missed rest breaks, and we achieved a favorable settlement.

Summary Judgment in Arbitration on Retaliation, Other Claims

Obtained summary judgment on Nov. 22, 2021, in arbitration for equipment provider and machining shop client on all claims for retaliation under Fair Employment and Housing Act, whistleblower retaliation, failure to prevent retaliation, retaliation under California Family Rights Act, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and violation of The Tom Bane Civil Rights Act.

Dismissal of All Claims, Plaintiff Declared Vexatious Litigant

Obtained dismissal of all claims in Sacramento County Superior Court on Jan. 5, 2022, against a plaintiff, who was first represented by counsel and then represented himself pro per, for facility services client. Plaintiff asserted claims for disability discrimination and harassment, defamation, assault and battery, and failure to pay commissions. After we filed a successful undertaking action, the plaintiff obtained in forma pauperis status and began adding the clients of our client as Doe defendants. We successfully quashed the service of summons on the Doe defendants and moved to declare the plaintiff a vexatious litigant requiring him to post bond, which he failed to do.

Summary Judgment in Disability Discrimination Case

Obtained summary judgment for a nationwide employer in federal court against disability discrimination claim.

Dismissal for National Employer in Federal Court

Obtained dismissal for a nationwide employer in federal court against claims of discrimination for national origin, race, religion and sex, as well as retaliation.

Dismissal of Retaliation Claim

Obtained dismissal for a nationwide employer against a retaliation claim for failure to exhaust administrative remedies, affirmed on appeal at the Eighth Circuit.

Secured Settlement in Employment Class Action for Aerospace Client

Represented aerospace manufacturer in class action alleging violations to meal period policy. Settlement on the matter was reached on the eve of trial.

Settlement of Employment Class Action Trial for Aerospace Manufacturer

Represented aerospace manufacturer in class action alleging overtime, minimum wage and meal period violations. The matter settled prior to the conclusion of the trial.

Dismissal of Discrimination Lawsuit Against Food Manufacturer

Obtained summary judgment in action brought by former vice president, alleging age and disability discrimination, breach of contract, and whistleblower retaliation.

Dismissal of Disability Discrimination Lawsuit on Behalf of Facility Services Management Company

Secured dismissal of former sales executive’s lawsuit involving claims for disability discrimination, harassment, retaliation and defamation.

Representation of Logistics Provider in Noncompete Case

Represented a national third-party logistics provider in action to enforce noncompetition provision against a former employee.

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