We achieved a $1.4M settlement on behalf of a terminated manager alleging retaliation and whistleblowing.
Loveless v. Kaiser Permanente
On January 25, 2019, a jury and the court compensated Ms. Loveless $1,228,721.96 in a case in which she proved that she was the victim of retaliation for raising concerns to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Human Resources.
MARTINUCCI V. KAISER PERMANENTE
A Jury awarded Dr. Martinucci $11,441,559 against Southern California Permanente Medical Group and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan. Dr. Martinucci proved that the Defendants’ retaliated against him for attempting to improve patient care through uniform radiology procedures.
STRUB V. KAISER PERMANENTE
A jury found that Kaiser had a conflict of interest when they reported Dr. Strub to the medical board and then concurrently represented him in front of the same medical board resulting in the loss of his license.
CHAUGLE V. TENET HEALTHCARE
A jury found that Dr. Chaugle was retaliated against for being a patient advocate by Valley Heart Associates Medical Group and that Doctor’s Medical Center of Modesto (Tenet) interfered with his employment relationship and intentionally inflicted emotional distress upon him. Dr. Chaugle raised concerns that emergent cardiac surgeries were being delayed and cardiac patients were being mixed with infected patients.
HUFFMAN V. WONDERBREAD /IBC
Huffman was a district sales manager sued the defendant bread company claiming age discrimination in violation of state law. The plaintiff alleged that he was demoted resulting in a reduction of his pay when two younger managers were hired and that he was subsequently wrongfully terminated by the defendant because of his age.
HERBST V. UNIVERSAL STUDIOS, INC.
A jury found that Plaintiff was subjected to gender harassment. Ms. Herbst worked for Universal Studios for 17 years and was laid off.
BRANNIGAN V. SUTTER HEALTH
A jury found that Dr. Brannigan was defamed as a result of his advocacy for better patient care. Dr. Brannigan complained about a lack of supplies and substandard care by the attending OB/GYN anesthesiologist.
WASCHER V. KAISER PERMANENTE
(1) There was a lack of timely access to surgery for cancer patients; (2) general surgeons were doing complex cancer cases they were not qualified to perform; (3) there was no comprehensive cancer care program at Kaiser Orange County. In response to his complaints, the jury found that Dr. Wascher was retaliated against and defamed by Kaiser. The jury also found Kaiser guilty of malice, oppression and fraud.
JORDAN V. CITY OF LONG BEACH
Sharon Jordon worked for 16 years as a secretary for defendant city of Long Beach. A jury found that Ms. Jordan was retaliated against for filing a complaint of discrimination and wrongfully terminated.
Wang v. Sony Electronics
A jury found that 14-year employee, Mr. Wang, was fired after informing his employer of the need for back surgery.
RENSHAW-BODNAR V. CITY OF LONG BEACH
Plaintiff alleged that she was retaliated against for reporting racial discrimination.
LANDIS V. PINKERTON’S SECURITY
The arbitrator awarded Mr. Landis a verdict.
LAVE V. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS
The jury found that Mr. Lave was retaliated against for taking sick time and complaining of discrimination.
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