Sydnor v. Sacramento City United School District (Click Here to Read Story)
Settlement • May 2016
Individual Race and Sex Harassment Case
Former Sacramento principal fired after 2014 sexual, racial harassment allegations
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Partial Settlement $175,000

Confidential Medical Malpractice 2015
Settlement • Wrongful Life Case
Alameda County Superior Court
Total Settlement $3,575,000

Confidential
Settlement • 2014
Alameda County Superior Court
Multi-plaintiff wage and hour settlement for residential caregivers employed by intermediate care facilities for the developmentally disabled.
Total Settlement was $100,000

Wilhelm v. American Cab Company, et al.
Settlement • 2014
Riverside County Superior Court
Auto versus bicyclist personal injury action.
Total Settlement was $200,000

Executive Severance
Settlement • 2013
Pre-litigation separation agreement for a silicon valley executive
Total settlement was $722,000.

Ignacio, et al v. Antioch ICF
Settlement • 2013
San Mateo County Superior Court
Multi-plaintiff wage and hour settlement for residential caregivers employed by intermediate carefacilities for the developmentally disabled.
Total settlement was $300,000.

Pre-Litigation
Settlement • 2011
San Mateo County
Individual wrongful discipline case based on sexual orientation against a public entity.
$200,000 separation package.

Confidential Pre-Litigation Settlement
Settlement • 2010
Central Valley
Individual wrongful termination based on age and misclassification as exempt from overtime by central valley growers association.
Total Settlement was $180,000.

Benson v. Bella Enterprises, LTD
Settlement • 2009
Santa Clara County Superior Court
A wage and hour class action settlement for salon employees who were paid less than their promised commissions due to their employer unlawfully deducting business expenses from their commissionable prices, and who were not paid overtime wages or provided proper meal and break times.
Total Settlement was $200,000.

Knight, Dave v. Red Door Salons, Inc.
Settlement • 2009
United States District Court, Northern District of California
A wage and hour class action settlement for salon employees who were paid less than their promised commissions due to their employer unlawfully deducting business expenses from their commissionable prices, and who were not paid overtime wages or provided proper meal and break times.
Total settlement was $500,000.

Samra, Horst, Radford, Ross v. HFS North America LLC
Settlement • 2009
Alameda Superior Court
A wage and hour class action settlement for truck drivers forced to work through overnight shifts averaging more than ten hours without proper meal and rest breaks or overtime wages.
Total settlement was $3 million.

Mulholland v. Hair Salon
Settlement • 2008
San Francisco, CA
A wage and hour class action settlement for salon employees who were paid less than their promised commissions due to their employer unlawfully deducting business expenses from their commissionable prices.
Total settlement was $850,000 with an average of $13,000 per class member.

Topper, Molina v. Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc.
Settlement • 2007
Alameda Superior Court
A wage and hour class action settlement for employees misclassified as “managers".
Total settlement was $2.2 million shared by a class of fifty-five with an average of $30,000.00 per class member.

Finley v. Wells Fargo Financial Acceptance California, Inc.
Settlement • 2006
Los Angeles, CA
A wage and hour class action settlement for employees in the auto loan industry who were misclassified as exempt and not paid overtime wages or provided proper meal and break times.
Total Settlement was $200,000.

Confidential Pre-Litigation Settlement
Settlement • 2006
San Francisco, CA
A pre-litigation settlement on behalf of four in-home care nurses terminated after they made complaints regarding unpaid overtime and meal and break times and planned to unionize.
Total settlement was $450,000.

Clark v. Wells Fargo Financial Acceptance
Arbitration Award • 2006
Portland, OR
An arbitration award for age discrimination/wrongful termination. A sixty-three year old female sales associate was terminated by her new boss after he referred to her as an “older lady” and told her customer that he was looking for a “young, energetic” replacement.
Total award was $380,000.00.

Other Successes

A $2.2 million arbitration award against Kaiser Permanente for birth trauma.

A $5 million settlement in a highway design case rendering the Plaintiff a quadriplegic.

Secured a $400,000 settlement on behalf of four hospice nurses for wage and wrongful termination claims.

Bollard v. California Province – landmark sexual harassment suit upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the claim of a novitiate against the Jesuit Order. Subject of a 60 Minutes television show.

Hinchey v. Bell Plumbing – A jury verdict in a slip & fall case of $480,000.

Defendants Include

  • American Academy Of Ophthalmology
  • Ardent Health Services
  • Bank of America
  • Chevron Texaco
  • Clear Channel
  • Daly City Fire Department
  • General Motors Acceptance Corporation
  • Haagen Dazs
  • It Corporation
  • Kimpton Hotel Group
  • Magnussen Dealership Group
  • Oracle
  • Red Wing Shoe Company
  • Starbucks
  • Wells Fargo Financial Acceptance
  • Children’s Hospital
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • University Of California At San Francisco
  • Alameda County
  • City of Daly City
  • Marin County
  • San Francisco City and County
  • Sonoma County
  • State Of California
  • The Regents Of University Of California

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