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Defense of Claims Brought by Former CEO

Defended our client against claims of breach of settlement agreement (not ours), including claims brought against entity defendant and two member-owners, alleging breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract (alternate defendant) and breach of contract - third party beneficiary.


Settled


18 months


Settled via 3rd party mediation


Defendants


Employment and Real Estate

Tags: 2016, Business Litigation, Defense, Employment Litigation, Silicon Valley

Age Discrimination, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination

DEFENDED regional, publicly traded, bank against a separate former employee alleging retaliation, age discrimination, disability discrimination, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, failure to engage in interactive process, failure to provide accommodations, retaliation (whistleblower) and wrongful termination of public policy (retaliation).


Settled mid-five figures; very small percentage of demand


8 months


Attorney to attorney negotiation


Defendant


Employment

Tags: Age Discrimination, Defense, Disability Discrimination, Employment, Employment Litigation, Retaliation (FEHA), Whistleblower Retaliation

Age Discrimination, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination

DEFENDED regional, publicly traded, bank against former employee alleging retaliation, age discrimination, disability discrimination, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, failure to engage in interactive process, failure to provide accommodations, retaliation (whistleblower) and wrongful termination of public policy (retaliation).


Settled low 6 figures; small percentage of demand


7 months


Settled during litigation through mediation


Defendant


Employment

Tags: 2014, Age Discrimination, Defense, Disability Discrimination, Employment, Employment Litigation, Retaliation (FEHA), Whistleblower Retaliation

Breach of Contract, Failure to Pay Wages

DEFENDED renewable energy company against former employee suing for breach of contract and failure to pay wages. Case involved a very complex, precise MBO plan (aka incentive compensation, bonus plan) that incorporated sophisticated industry specific tax concepts.


Settled mid to high 5 figures


8 months


Settled with litigation through Arbitration


Defendant


Employment

Tags: 2013, 5 Figure Settlements, Breach of Contract, Defense, Employment Litigation, Failure to Pay Bonus, Failure to Pay Commissions

Wage & Hour Class Action

Coordinated defense, including selection and oversight of defense counsel, of multiple cases filed against our client on a "class action" basis alleging violations of wage and hour, meal and rest breaks and other claims.


Settled low to mid six figures; pennies on the dollar of plaintiff's demand.


About a year and a half


Settled during litigation via 3rd party mediation


Defendant


Employment

Tags: 2011, Class Action, Defense, Employment Litigation, Wage & Hour

Fraud, Negligence, Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, FINRA Arbitration

DEFENDED former owner of investment banking firm in an NASD (now FINRA) arbitration where he was being sued personally for over $500,000, inclusive of fees and costs, by a former client of firm.


Plaintiff awarded only $7,410 plus nominal fees.


1 month


Arbitration judgment for less than 2% of plaintiff's complaint


Defendant


Business

Tags: 2004, Business Litigation, Defense, Judgment