August Victory Lap:Significant Accomplishments by NAMWOLF PAC Firms
Defended a leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage against professional liability claims arising from a coverage dispute as a result of an underlying $16 million judgment. After all sides rested, each party filed a Rule 50(a) Motion for Directed Verdict. The U.S. District Court judge dismissed the jury before closing arguments and thereafter granted our directed verdict motion. Walter Jones, Jr., Jorge V. Cazares and Jonathan Cifonelli tried the case.
Nemeth Law obtained judgment in favor of automobile manufacturer in arbitration of former employee’s claims that he was discharged because of his age and ethnicity and in retaliation for reporting alleged discrimination. Susan Koval tried the case.
Represented hospitality client in defense of transgender status employment claims, successfully obtaining summary judgment on a portion of the claims and then obtaining directed verdict in favor of the client on the remaining claim in what may be considered the first trial in the state of Florida on transgender employment issues. Brian Lerner and Robert Vaughan tried the case.
Successful Withdrawal of Recognition of the Union- NLRB
Shareholder Julie L. Hall represented a Southern California health care entity in multiple unfair labor practices filed with the NLRB by healthcare workers union. Over a dozen charges were filed both during and after labor negotiations, including the last charge over the employer’s withdrawal of recognition of the union. Julie L. Hall successfully achieved dismissal of all unfair labor practice charges, and the NLRB ruled as lawful, the employer’s withdrawal of recognition of the union, and employees are no longer union represented.
Stacey Campbell successfully defended an appeal in oral arguments at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for a firm client in a Section 1983 Free Speech case. Plaintiff alleged his termination resulted from his insistence on including two consultants on a government project and sought between $5 and $7.5 million in damages.
Summary judgment granted on behalf of Lafayette & Kumagai’s client, a Fortune 50 company, where a former employee sued claiming sexual harassment, age, sex and disability discrimination, retaliation, intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, wrongful termination and violation of Bus. & Prof. Code Section 17200. Brian Chun and Susan Kumagai’s motion was granted in full.