Top 50 Labor & Employment Verdicts in California in 2017

Top 50 Labor & Employment Verdicts in California in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of top 50 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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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
21
Amount: $1,613,000.00
Attorneys: Katrina A. Foley, Sachiyo Y. Miller, Nida L. Henderson of The Foley Group PLC; B. James Pantone of Pantone Law
Case: Lopez v. Morgan
Type: Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment
22
Amount: $1,530,000.00
Attorneys: James A. Otto of Law Office of James A. Otto; Regina Ashkinadze of Elkin Gamboa & Ashkinadze LLP
Case: Navarro v. DHL Global Forwarding
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
23
Amount: $1,500,000.00
Attorneys: Gregory W. Smith, Diana W. Wells, Leila K. Al Faiz of Law Offices of Gregory W. Smith
Case: Mcbride v. City of Los Angeles
Type: Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment
24
Amount: $1,180,209.00
Attorneys: Terry M. Goldberg, Bradley C. Gage, Milad Sadr of Law Offices of Goldberg & Gage; Peter J. Horton of Newman & Horton LLP
Case: Garcia v. City of Chula Vista
Type: Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
25
Amount: $804,001.00
Attorneys: Carney R. Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.; Ebby S. Bakhtiar of Livingston Bakhtiar
Case: Williams v. Ralphs Grocery Co.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
26
Amount: $650,000.00
Attorneys: Michael Burgis, Zhenia Burgis of Michael Burgis & Associates, P.C.; Teresa A. Johnson, Daniel K. Kramer of Kramer Holcomb Sheik LLP
Case: Abarca v. Citizens of Humanity L.L.C.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
27
Amount: $626,600.00
Attorneys: Tristan G. Pelayes, Jacob P. Menicucci of Wagner & Pelayes, LLP
Case: Rojas v. Albaba, et al.
Type: Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Unpaid Wages, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment
28
Amount: $605,000.00
Attorneys: John A. Shepardson of The Law Office of John A. Shepardson; Mark L. Venardi, Martin Zurada of Venardi Zurada LLP
Case: Elizondo v. California Department of Transportation
Type: Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment
29
Amount: $578,425.00
Attorneys: Jason M. Erlich of McCormack & Erlich LLP; Michael J. DePaul of Top DePaul LLP
Case: Sullivan v. Save Mart Supermarkets
Type: Disability Discrimination, Gender Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
30
Amount: $575,000.00
Attorneys: Jeffrey A. Rager, James Y. Yoon of The Rager Law Firm
Case: Lave v. Charter Communications L.L.C.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
31
Amount: $492,114.00
Attorneys: David M. deRubertis of The deRubertis Law Firm, APC; Aaron M. Olsen of Haeggquist & Eck, LLP
Case: Gonzalez v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group Inc.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
32
Amount: $474,004.00
Attorneys: Steven M. Rubin, Paymon Mondegari, Jorge N. Anwandter of The Rubin Law Corporation; James H. Cordes of James H. Cordes, Attorney at Law
Case: Mecredy v. Sonic Industries Inc.
Type: Defamation, Labor & Employment
33
Amount: $420,000.00
Attorneys: James A. Clark, Renee N. Parras of Tower Legal Group, PC
Case: Abinante v. The Fremont-Rideout Health Group
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
34
Amount: $387,895.00
Attorneys: Dustin L. Collier, Joshua Socks, VaLinda G. Kyrias of Collier Law Firm
Case: Sargent v. Board of Trustees of California State University; Dawson
Type: Hostile Work Environment, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment
35
Amount: $350,000.00
Attorneys: Geoffrey C. Lyon of Lyon Law PC
Case: Olivas-Dean v. American Meizhou Dongpo Group Inc., et al.
Type: Disability Discrimination, Gender Discrimination, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
36
Amount: $335,097.00
Attorneys: David J. Gallo, Devon R. Franza of Law Offices of David J. Gallo
Case: Woodruff v. County of San Diego In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority
Type: Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Wage Disputes
37
Amount: $324,000.00
Attorneys: Pouya B. Chami of Chami Law PC; Grant D. Waterkotte, Tristan A. Mullis of Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin PC
Case: Herzig v. Regina L. Edmond, M.D., Inc.
Type: Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Wage Disputes
38
Amount: $309,310.00
Attorneys: Matthew J. Matern, Dalia Khalili, Debra J. Tauger of Matern Law Group P.C.
Case: Navarro v. 4earth Farms Inc., et al.
Type: Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
39
Amount: $300,000.00
Attorneys: Twila S. White of Law Office of Twila S. White; Iverson M. Jackson of Iverson Matthew Jackson Law Firm, PC
Case: Barber v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group, et al.
Type: Defamation, Hostile Work Environment, Negligent Supervision, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Labor & Employment
40
Amount: $293,958.00
Attorneys: Lowell W. Finson of Finson Law Firm; Jennifer A. Lenze of Lenze Lawyers, PLC
Case: Nejadian v. County of Los Angeles
Type: Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Retaliation, Labor & Employment
41
Amount: $292,500.00
Attorneys: Brian G. Hannemann of Hannemann Law Firm; Marc D. Mabile of Law Offices of Marc D. Mabile; Jonathan A. Weinman, Zach Broslavsky of Broslavsky & Weinman LLP
Case: Whitfield v. Broadspectrum Downstream Services Inc.
Type: Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
42
Amount: $178,200.00
Attorneys: Louis H. Kreuzer, Joseph M. Herbert of Law Office of Louis H. Kreuzer II ; Robert A. Hennig, Sereena J. Singh of Hennig Ruiz Law Firm
Case: Zhang v. Amgen Inc.
Type: Gender Discrimination, National Origin Discrimination, Retaliation, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
43
Amount: $176,000.00
Attorneys: Geoffrey C. Lyon, Christopher L. Garcia of Lyon Law PC
Case: Ware v. J K M Equipment Inc., et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Labor & Employment, Emotional Distress
44
Amount: $172,000.00
Attorneys: Sarah B. Schlehr, Svetlana Kuperman of The Schlehr Law Firm P.C.
Case: Doutt v. Human Healthy Vending LLC, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
45
Amount: $155,584.00
Attorneys: Stephen B. Morris of The Law Office of Stephen B. Morris; Paul W. Wong of Law Offices of Paul Wong; Brian E. Watkins of Brian Watkins & Associates; Saman J. Nasseri of Nasseri Legal
Case: Diab v. Global Interpretation Services, et al.
Type: Negligent Supervision, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment
46
Amount: $135,000.00
Attorneys: Paul M. Hittelman of Law Offices of Paul M. Hittelman; Nicholas K. Cameron of Law Offices of Nicholas Cameron & Associates
Case: Ramirez v. Hisco International Inc.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Pregnancy Discrimination, Labor & Employment
47
Amount: $126,000.00
Attorneys: Brian G. Hannemann of Hannemann Law Firm; Joshua D. Milon, Angel D. Pluas of Milon Pluas LLP
Case: Lesick v. Centinela Valley Endoscopy Center Inc., et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
48
Amount: $119,000.00
Attorneys: Jeffrey C. McIntyre, Robert Garcia Jr. of Law Offices of Jeffrey C. McIntyre
Case: Assaad v. State of California
Type: Civil Rights Violation, National Origin Discrimination, Retaliation, Labor & Employment
49
Amount: $105,250.00
Attorneys: Robert N. Hocker of Browning Hocker; Patricia P. Hollenbeck , Heather U. Guerena of Duane Morris LLP
Case: Miller v. Frisbee
Type: Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Fraud, Conversion, Labor & Employment, Wage Disputes
50
Amount: $100,000.00
Attorneys: Sarah B. Schlehr, Sonia M. Pflaster, Christa L. Riggins of The Schlehr Law Firm P.C.
Case: Houlemard v. Steinberg, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Pregnancy Discrimination, Retaliation, Labor & Employment

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