Top 40 Labor & Employment Verdicts in California in 2018

Top 40 Labor & Employment Verdicts in California in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of top 40 plaintiff's labor & employment jury verdicts obtained in California in the year 2018. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts.

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1
Amount:$31,089,793.00
Attorneys:Carney R. Shegerian, Anthony Nguyen, Mark I. Lim of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case:Rael v. Sybron Dental Specialties, Inc., et al.
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment
2
Amount:$18,641,959.00
Attorneys:Joann F. Rezzo, Louis Chip Edleson of Edleson & Rezzo
Case:Tilkey v. Allstate Insurance Company
Type:Defamation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Reputational Harm
3
Amount:$13,000,000.00
Attorneys:Carney R. Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case:Pinter-Brown v. The Regents of The University of California
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Constructive Discharge, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Psychological Injury, Workplace Harassment
4
Amount:$11,000,000.00
Attorneys:Martin I. Aarons, Shannon H.P. Ward of The Aarons Law Firm, PC
Case:Meadowcroft, et al. v. Silverton Partners, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Psychological Injury, Workplace Harassment
5
Amount:$8,008,817.00
Attorneys:Nancy L. Abrolat, Shahane A. Martirosyan, Edward E. Kim, Melvin L. Felton of Abrolat Law PC
Case:Gruzalski, et al. v. Federal Express Corp.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment, Wrongful Demotion, Failure to Accommodate
6
Amount:$7,974,539.00
Attorneys:Jason S. Bell, Warren R. Paboojian, Adam B. Stirrup of Baradat & Paboojian, Inc.
Case:Ortiz v. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Defamation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Reputational Harm
7
Amount:$6,000,000.00
Attorneys:Carney R. Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case:Martinez v. Rite Aid Corp.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Workplace Harassment
8
Amount:$4,572,835.00
Attorneys:Carney R. Shegerian, Anthony Nguyen, Mark I. Lim of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case:Hill v. Asian American Drug Abuse Program Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Accommodate
9
Amount:$4,003,000.00
Attorneys:Gregory W. Smith, Diana W. Wells, Leila K. Al Faiz of Law Offices of Gregory W. Smith
Case:Briley v. City of West Covina
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Defamation, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Abuse of Power, Failure to Promote, Reputational Harm
10
Amount:$3,662,806.00
Attorneys:James Urbanic of Urbanic & Associates; Carney R. Shegerian, Anthony Nguyen, Mark I. Lim of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case:Liggins v. Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Pregnancy Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
11
Amount:$3,605,040.42
Attorneys:J. Bernard Alexander, III of Alexander Krakow + Glick LLP; Seung L. Yang, Christopher L. Garcia, Allen V. Feghali, Justin F. Marquez of Moon & Yang APC
Case:Kunga v. American Guard Services, Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Accommodate
12
Amount:$3,353,670.00
Attorneys:Wayne R. Gross, David M. Stein, Aluyah I. Imoisili, Claire-Lise Y. Kutlay, Howard M. Privette of Greenberg Gross LLP; Matthew D. Umhofer, Anthony King of Spertus Landes & Umhofer, LLP
Case:Smith v. Montebello Unified School District
Type:Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
13
Amount:$3,250,718.00
Attorneys:Todd H. Harrison, Brennan S. Kahn of Perona Langer Beck Serbin Harrison
Case:Lizarraga v. Loma Linda University Medical Center
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Religious Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment, Failure to Accommodate
14
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Gregory W. Smith, Diana W. Wells, Leila K. Al Faiz, Marla A. Brown of Law Offices of Gregory W. Smith
Case:Allstot v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment
15
Amount:$2,899,670.00
Attorneys:Carney R. Shegerian, Anthony Nguyen, Mark I. Lim, Mahru Madjidi of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.; Aram Rostomyan of Rostomyan Law, PC
Case:Shirvanyan v. Los Angeles Community College District
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Accommodate
16
Amount:$2,750,000.00
Attorneys:Matthew S. McNicholas, Douglas D. Winter of McNicholas & McNicholas LLP
Case:Meiche v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Fraud, Hostile Work Environment, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Embezzlement
17
Amount:$2,600,000.00
Attorneys:Elizabeth M. Peck of Peck-Law; Kevin M. Schwin of Schwin Law, PC
Case:Hudson v. Beverly Fabrics
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment
18
Amount:$2,559,399.00
Attorneys:Gregory W. Smith, Diana W. Wells, Leila K. Al Faiz of Law Offices of Gregory W. Smith
Case:Lawrence v. City of Long Beach
Type:Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Wrongful Demotion, Failure to Promote
19
Amount:$2,200,000.00
Attorneys:Mike Arias of Arias Sanguinetti Wang and Torrijos, LLP; Griselda S. Rodriguez of Rodriguez & Tran, LLP
Case:Albarracin v. Wilson, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
20
Amount:$2,138,074.00
Attorneys:Terry L. Tron, Lanny M. Tron of Tron & Tron
Case:Hoover v. Dignity Health
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Failure to Accommodate, Unpaid Benefits
21
Amount:$1,300,000.00
Attorneys:Vida M. Holguin of Law Office of Vida M. Holguin; Patricio T. Barrera of Barrera & Associates
Case:Do v. Raytheon Company, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment, Failure to Accommodate, Sexual Orientation Discrimination
22
Amount:$1,294,100.00
Attorneys:John J. Freni of John J. Freni, APLC
Case:James v. Leavitt Group Agency of San Diego Inc.
Type:Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Deceptive Trade Practices, Fraud, Tortious Interference, Wrongful Termination, Conversion, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
23
Amount:$1,100,000.00
Attorneys:Victor C. Thuesen of Law Office of Victor C. Thuesen; Lawrence J. King of Law Offices of Lawrence J. King
Case:Norman v. Hanna Boys Center Inc.
Type:Unpaid Wages, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Emotional Distress, Promissory Estoppel
24
Amount:$1,002,176.00
Attorneys:Vincent Calderone, Ivan B. Perkins of Calderone Law Firm; Patricio T. Barrera, Ashley A. Davenport of Barrera & Associates
Case:Hoffer v. Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Hire
25
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Kyle J. Todd, Maximilian Lee of Law Offices of Kyle Todd
Case:Scudder v. State of California Department of Transportation
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Racial Harassment, Workplace Harassment, Failure to Promote
26
Amount:$911,174.00
Attorneys:Sanford L. Horn of Law Offices of Sanford L. Horn; Shawn E. McMenomy of Law Office of Shawn E. McMenomy
Case:Woo v. Phillip Roman & Co.
Type:Breach of Contract, Unpaid Wages, Wrongful Termination, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
27
Amount:$822,400.00
Attorneys:Scott O. Cummings, Lee K. Franck, Catherine Phan, Lindsey M. C. Crismon of Cummings & Franck, P.C.
Case:Saxton v. Hip Hop Beverage Corp.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Wage & Hour Violation, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Wrongful Demotion, Failure to Promote
28
Amount:$736,000.00
Attorneys:Kimberly Lind, Ashleigh N. Stone of KO Legal, Inc.; Dustin L. Collier, Joshua Socks of Collier Law Firm; Ashleigh N. Stone of Stone Law & Consulting
Case:Gonzales v. The City of Long Beach
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Race Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Abuse of Power
29
Amount:$733,000.00
Attorneys:Carl E. Douglas, Jamon R. Hicks of Douglas Hicks Law, APC
Case:Perez v. El Monte Union High School District
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
30
Amount:$650,000.00
Attorneys:William M. Crosby of Law Offices of William M. Crosby
Case:Trimble v. Fullerton Joint Union High School District
Type:Conspiracy, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Abuse of Power
31
Amount:$570,081.00
Attorneys:Jonathan H. Siegel, Jody I. LeWitter, Jean Krasilnikoff of Siegel, LeWitter & Malkani
Case:Rossi v. County of Napa
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment, Abuse of Power, Failure to Accommodate
32
Amount:$548,473.00
Attorneys:Darryl M. Lucien of Lucien Law Group; Maximilian Lee of Law Office of Maximilian Lee, APC
Case:Herron v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Accommodate, Family & Medical Leave Act
33
Amount:$491,911.00
Attorneys:Matthew J. Matern, Joshua D. Boxer, Matthew W. Gordon, Karen L. Wallace of Matern Law Group P.C.
Case:Aguilar v. LA Metro BP Holding Co., L.L.C., et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Constructive Discharge, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment
34
Amount:$475,000.00
Attorneys:Aaron P. Minnis, Sonya L. Smallets, Evan Ettinghoff, Sean D. McHenry of Minnis & Smallets LLP
Case:Newton v. Equilon Enterprises L.L.C.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Workplace Harassment, Harassment
35
Amount:$366,813.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey A. Rager, James Y. Yoon, Devin E. Rauchwerger of The Rager Law Firm; Ramit Mizrahi of Mizrahi Law, APC
Case:Loveless v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc.
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Failure to Accommodate
36
Amount:$350,000.00
Attorneys:Steven H. Haney, Gregory L. Young of Haney & Young LLP
Case:Marshall v. The Boeing Company
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment, Failure to Promote
37
Amount:$344,800.00
Attorneys:Lawrance A. Bohm, Bradley J. Mancuso, Rachael E. Sauer of Bohm Law Group, Inc.; Tina M. Locklear, Jordana R. Furman, Kelli M. Farrell of Law Offices Of Tina Locklear
Case:Khan v. Infor (US), Inc.
Type:Breach of Contract, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Unpaid Commissions
38
Amount:$341,168.00
Attorneys:Jonathan H. Siegel, Jean Krasilnikoff, Heather M. Conger, Pawanpreet K. Dhaliwal of Siegel, LeWitter & Malkani
Case:Woodruff v. Pacific Gas & Electric
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Race Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment
39
Amount:$295,756.00
Attorneys:Keith A. Fink, Sarah E. Hernandez, Jennifer H. Yeung of Keith Fink & Associates
Case:Garcia v. Vaughn Management & Services, Inc.
Type:Assault & Battery, Breach of Contract, Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment
40
Amount:$295,000.00
Attorneys:Jay S. Rothman, Timothy E. Kearns of Jay S. Rothman & Associates
Case:Baghumian v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Failure to Accommodate

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