Top 20 Labor & Employment Verdicts in California in 2017

Top 20 Labor & Employment Verdicts in California in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of top 20 Labor & Employment jury verdicts (plaintiff and cross-claimant) obtained in California in the year 2017. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts.

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Note: If you have made this list (Top 20 Labor & Employment Verdicts in California in 2017) you have also made the list of Top 50 Labor & Employment Verdicts in California in 2017.

Important: While we strive to achieve maximum accuracy and completeness of our lists, we cannot guarantee either at 100%. If you believe another verdict should be on this list, please contact us today.

1
Amount: $60,800,000.00
Attorneys: Lawrence M. Artenian, Daniel M. Kopfman, Nicholas J. P. Wagner, Andrew B. Jones, Angela E. Martinez of Wagner, Jones, Kopfman & Artenian LLP; Stanley D. Saltzman, Russell D. Myrick of Marlin & Saltzman, LLP
Case: Bryan, et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Type: Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unfair Competition, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
2
Amount: $25,142,120.00
Attorneys: Tamara Freeze, Robert A. Odell of Workplace Justice Advocates, PLC
Case: Babyak v. Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
Type: Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
3
Amount: $24,289,696.00
Attorneys: Christopher H. Whelan of Law Offices of Christopher H. Whelan, Inc.; Brian D. Whelan of Whelan Law Group
Case: King v. U.S. Bank National Association
Type: Defamation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
4
Amount: $17,394,972.00
Attorneys: Todd F. Nevell, Daniel G. Sheldon of Scolinos, Sheldon & Nevell
Case: Pearl v. City of Los Angeles
Type: Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
5
Amount: $16,673,514.00
Attorneys: Carney R. Shegerian, Anthony Nguyen, Mark I. Lim of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.; Pedram "Peter" A. Javanmardi of Javanmardi Law
Case: Moland v. McWane Inc., et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
6
Amount: $15,544,413.00
Attorneys: Damien J. Miranda of Law Office of Damien J. Miranda, APC
Case: Santos-Vidal v. Hongye
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
7
Amount: $15,000,000.00
Attorneys: Thomas V. Girardi, Keith D. Griffin of Girardi | Keese; Ebby S. Bakhtiar of Livingston Bakhtiar; Carney R. Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case: Astorga v. Snap-On Logistics Company
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Defamation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
8
Amount: $12,750,000.00
Attorneys: Robert D. Newman of Robert D. Newman, Attorney at Law; Cornelia Dai, Randy Renick of Hadsell Stormer & Renick LLP; Bertram G. Voorhees, Lauren K. Teukolsky, Rebecca P. Fisher of Traber & Voorhees
Case: Murphy v. CVS Caremark Corp.
Type: Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
9
Amount: $10,000,000.00
Attorneys: Eric A. Panitz, Michael A. DesJardins of DesJardins & Panitz LLP; J. Bernard Alexander, III, Joshua M. Arnold of Alexander Krakow + Glick LLP
Case: Flores v. Office Depot Inc.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Labor & Employment
10
Amount: $8,461,391.00
Attorneys: Carney R. Shegerian, Anthony Nguyen, Mark I. Lim of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case: Mitchell v. SEIU Local 721, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment
11
Amount: $7,960,000.00
Attorneys: James M. Wagstaffe, Michael von Loewenfeldt, Ivo M. Labar, Kenneth Nabity , Kevin B. Clune of Kerr & Wagstaffe LLP
Case: Wadler v. Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc., et al.
Type: Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment
12
Amount: $6,169,140.00
Attorneys: Timothy D. McGonigle of Law Office of Timothy D. McGonigle P.C; George G. Braunstein, Clark Anthony Braunstein of Braunstein & Braunstein, PC
Case: Saied v. Centro Medico Community Clinic
Type: Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
13
Amount: $5,020,042.00
Attorneys: Patricio T. Barrera, Ashley A. Davenport of Barrera & Associates
Case: Colucci v. T-Mobile USA Inc.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
14
Amount: $4,772,000.00
Attorneys: Vincent J. Miller of The Law Offices of Vincent Miller
Case: Green v. City of South Pasadena
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
15
Amount: $3,044,413.00
Attorneys: Lawrance A. Bohm, Zane E. Hilton, Teal O. Miller, Erik M. Roper of Bohm Law Group, Inc.; Erika M. Gaspar of Law Office of Erika M. Gaspar
Case: Barrie v. California Department of Transportation
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment
16
Amount: $2,630,987.00
Attorneys: Therese Y. Cannata, Mark P. Fickes, Karl Olson of Cannata, O'Toole, Fickes & Almazan LLP
Case: Hoeper v. City and County of San Francisco
Type: Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment
17
Amount: $2,500,000.00
Attorneys: J. Mira Hashmall, Casey B. Sypek of Miller Barondess LLP
Case: Coyle v. Regents of The University of California, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
18
Amount: $1,829,160.00
Attorneys: Carney R. Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case: Begazo v. Passages Silver Strand L.L.C., et al.
Type: Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
19
Amount: $1,693,335.00
Attorneys: Gregory W. Smith, Diana W. Wells, Leila K. Al Faiz of Law Offices of Gregory W. Smith; Christopher Brizzolara of Christopher Brizzolara Attorney At Law
Case: O’Hara v. City of Long Beach
Type: Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment
20
Amount: $1,680,300.00
Attorneys: Stephen R. Cornwell of Cornwell & Sample LLP; Todd B. Barsotti of Barsotti Law PLC; Carney R. Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case: Barkley v. Bank of The West
Type: Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment

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