CURRENT CASES

Ingraham v. Family Support Services  USDC 4:17-CV-00012  – a claim alleging ADA violations and discrimination in employment practices.

Milichichi v. Dublin Auto Body Shop  Alameda SC RG16843712  – a claim alleging wrongful termination and violation of ADA/FMLA.

Minor I.H. v. Oakland School for the Arts  USDC No. 3:16-CV-05500 – a claim alleging sexual harassment of a minor at school.

Martinez, K. v. Commnet – a claim alleging sexual harassment in employment.

Noel, M. v. Jiffy Lube – a claim alleging sexual harassment in employment.

Gaskins v. Oracle, a claim alleging race-based termination of employment.

Desai v. Desai, Fairmont Inn – a claim alleging wage and hour violations for employees

Gilson v. Bay Area Beverage Co. Contra Costa Superior Court MSC16-01150  – a proposed wage & hour class action for meal/rest breaks.

Kehrlein v. BelCampo Farms – a claim alleging whistleblowing retaliation, wage & hour violations.

Garber v. California Dept. of Corrections, EEOC No. 555-2016-00185   – a claim alleging on the job sexual harassment.

Zaffino L.  v. Mt. Diablo Unified School District – a claim alleging sexual harassment in employment.

Rahimi, N. v. Ford Motor Company  – a claim alleging sexual harassment in employment.

Rosales, G. v. Admiral Security Services – a claim alleging wage & hour violations.

Burns, J. v. Vitas Healthcare – Sacramento Superior Court No. 34-2017-00212226 – a whistleblower retaliation claim, alleging multiple wage & hour violations

Katz, et al., v. Atticare  Alameda Superior Court No. RG17861043 – a proposed class action alleging multiple wage & hour violations

Phillips, et al., v. Vitas Healthcare, Sacramento Superior Court No. 34-2017-00212755 – a proposed class action alleging multiple wage & hour violations

RESOLVED CASES – CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENTS*

Among the following are cases that have been settled out of court, the details of which are confidential.  If unfiled, the names have been changed for anonymity and exact amounts of settlement may have been altered slightly, in order to identify only the general claims while maintaining the privacy of the identities and exact settlement amounts.  They are there merely to provide a general idea of cases resolved in plaintiff’s favor.

Torres v. Sage Specialty Center RG16804641 (Alameda County Superior Court) a proposed wage & hour class action on behalf of a group of veterinary technicians – CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT reached September, 2016

Davies v. Cork Supply USA – FCS047164 (Solano County Superior Court) Female Supply Chain Specialist seeking to secure fair compensation under California’s Equal Pay Act CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT reached December, 2016

Bull v. Cargo Force RG15758331 (Alameda County Superior Court)  a proposed class action aiming to recover wages lost due to falsification of time records and denied meal and rest breaks.

Lardner v. Smith & Nephew, RG11599266, (Alameda County Superior Court) a proposed class action CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT

Carter v. United Airlines, an employee’s federal civil rights lawsuit against the airline for the corporation’s failure to address racial harassment in the workplace upon plaintiff’s discovery of a hangman’s noose at his workstation.

Gilson v. Bay Area Beverage Co. Contra Costa Superior Court MSC16-01150  – a proposed wage & hour class action for meal/rest breaks.

Perry v. Jim Freethy Excavating, CCSC C16-01960, a proposed meal & rest break class action on behalf of a group of construction workers

Hayes v. Oakland Unified School District – RG16812910 (Alameda County Superior Court) a claim for racial harassment; plaintiff discovered a noose on her desk at her place of employment.

Meliza M. v. Dynasplint, – a claim for pregnancy related discrimination; wrongful termination.

*This list does not reflect our entire caseload, as many of our class actions and other cases are so confidential as to prevent them being listed here.

RESOLVED CASES – CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENTS

Among the following are cases that have been settled out of court, the details of which are confidential.  If unfiled, the names have been changed for anonymity and exact amounts of settlement may have been altered slightly, in order to identify only the general claims while maintaining the privacy of the identities and exact settlement amounts.  They are there merely to provide a general idea of cases resolved in plaintiff’s favor.

Torres v. Sage Specialty Center RG16804641 (Alameda County Superior Court) a proposed wage & hour class action on behalf of a group of veterinary technicians – CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT reached September, 2016

Davies v. Cork Supply USA – FCS047164 (Solano County Superior Court) Female Supply Chain Specialist seeking to secure fair compensation under California’s Equal Pay Act CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT reached December, 2016

Bull v. Cargo Force RG15758331 (Alameda County Superior Court)  a proposed class action aiming to recover wages lost to falsification of time records and denied meal and rest breaks.

Lardner v. Smith & NephewRG11599266, (Alameda County Superior Court) a proposed class action designed to recover unpaid vacation benefits that employees lost as a result of an unlawful forfeiture policy.

Carter v. United Airlines, an employee’s federal civil rights lawsuit against the airline for the corporation’s failure to address racial harassment in the workplace upon plaintiff’s discovery of a hangman’s noose at his workstation.

Gilson v. Bay Area Beverage Co. Contra Costa Superior Court MSC16-01150  – a proposed wage & hour class action for meal/rest breaks.

Perry v. Jim Freethy ExcavatingCCSC C16-01960, a proposed meal & rest break class action on behalf of a group of construction workers

Hayes v. Oakland Unified School District – RG16812910 (Alameda County Superior Court) a claim for racial harassment; plaintiff discovered a noose on her desk at her place of employment.

Meliza M. v. Dynasplint, – a claim for pregnancy related discrimination; wrongful termination.

Sanford v. A.S. Solutions, 17-CIV-00812 (San Mateo Superior Court), a claim for disability and racial discrimination. CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT

Sampang v. CFS Insurance Services (Cypress Lawn), Solano County SC CIV 516382  – an action on behalf of a proposed class of employees who were denied earned commissions, and pay for hours that they were required to work.

D.C. v. Former Employer in Industry – a Confidential settlement for claims of wrongful termination & age discrimination; approximately $45,000

Jane Doe v. Former Employer in Industry – a Confidential settlement for claims of wrongful termination & age discrimination; approximately $43,000

Female Plaintiff v. Non Profit – a Confidential settlement for wrongful termination & discrimination based on LGBT status; approximately $42,000

Shelly M. v. Defendant Retail Industry Business – a Confidential settlement of sexual harassment claims for approximately $89,000

Mary Doe v. Defendant Hospitality Business – a Confidential settlement of claims for unpaid overtime, meal and rest break violations, approximately $40,000

Allegra Csyani & Sarah Emsaki v. Zabu Zabu Restaurant – Ala.SC RG14716211 – a Confidential settlement of claims alleging tip-theft and unlawful wage computations.

Michelle B. v. Defendant in Housing Industry  – a Confidential settlement of claims for pervasive sex harassment and assault, approximately $125,000

Daryll B. & William D. v. Auto Industry Retailer – a Confidential settlement of claims for race discrimination & wrongful termination, approximately $42,000

M.G. v. Defendant Private School a Confidential settlement of claims for race & national origin discrimination. approximately $45,000

Bonnie P. v. Software Industry Defendant – a Confidential settlement for claims of wrongful termination, intellectual property violations.

Brittni M. v. ABC Dental Group,  a claim for race based and pregnancy related discrimination; wrongful termination; Confidential settlement reached.

Melanie C. vs ABC Tool Companya claim for pregnancy related discrimination; wrongful termination; confidential settlement reached.***

Chu v. Wells Fargo (N.D. Cal.), an action filed on behalf of an alleged class of stockbrokers, asserting that they were mis-classified as exempt from wage and hour laws, and seeking recovery of overtime pay and other benefits. Settled for approximately $4,500,000

Contreras v. Bank of America, a purported class action filed on behalf of personal bankers, asserting that they were misclassified as exempt from wage and hour protections.

McLendon v. Continental Can (D. N.J. — National) and Amaro v. Continental Can (C.D. Cal. — California), won hundreds of millions of dollars for former steelworkers, who had been unlawfully laid off in an attempt by their employer to prevent them from attaining eligibility for pension benefits. National settlement was approximately $420,000,000.00

Kahle v. Pacific Bell; Kelly v. Pacific Bell; Critzer v. Pacific Bell (All N.D. Cal.) a series of cases in which millions of dollars was collected for groups of telephone company workers who had been wrongly classified by their employer as exempt from overtime compensation.

Asmus v. PacBell, where Mr. Lazear argued before the California Supreme Court that an employer should be held to its promise to continue employing workers who had agreed to stay with the employer when it needed their services.

Walker v. Macy’s (N.D. Cal.), where a settlement was achieved of $3.5 Million for a class of buyers who had been denied benefits.

Burns v. Merrill Lynch; Garrett v. Morgan Stanley; Bahramipour v. Citigroup (N. D. Cal.), a group of cases filed on behalf of classes of stockbrokers who had been misclassified as exempt from certain labor laws and had thus been denied benefits to which they were entitled. Hundreds of millions of dollars were collected on behalf of these classes.

Nelson v. Essex Properties (Alameda County), where a settlement was obtained on behalf of maintenance workers at residential properties who had not been paid for hours that they were required to remain “on call” for their jobs.

Bailey v. Accor (San Francisco), where a large settlement was obtained for motel employees who had been misclassified as “managers” and denied overtime benefits on that basis.

Piert v. Consolidated Routing (Alameda County), a case that resulted in a judgment after trial awarding employee benefits to messengers who had been wrongly classified as independent contractors.

Terrones v. Pacific States Steel and Cordoza v. Pacific States Steel (N.D. Cal.), a case that was in litigation for 20 years, while Mr. Lazear worked with the federal court to obtain lifetime medical benefits for a group of retired steelworkers. The court and the firm worked with experts and local officials to convert a defunct steel mill, and the contaminated land where it was located, into a beautiful residential neighborhood, complete with 800 homes, parks and schools. The proceeds from the sale of the homes were used to pay for the medical benefits for hundreds of the plant’s retirees.

Clark v. Chasen (N.D. Cal.), a sex discrimination and harassment case where a full bench trial was held following a precedential ruling from the 9th Circuit court of appeals. The client was awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars after trial.

Radd v. Directors Mortgage (Contra Costa County), a sexual harassment case brought on behalf of a female mortgage broker against her employer where, following extensive discovery and investigation, the employer was persuaded to settle for approximately $1.2 million.

Carr v. Starbucks (C.D. Cal.), where a class action was filed on behalf of managers and assistant managers working at Starbucks establishments throughout California, resulting in a settlement of $14 – 20 million dollars for the workers.