Keesing, et al. v. The Board of Trustee of The Leland J. Stanford University
On May 12, 2021, Stanford student-athletes filed a federal lawsuit in the US District Court for Northern California claiming that planned cuts to the school’s varsity athletics programs would disproportionately impact female athletes and violate federal anti-discrimination law. The athletes are members of the women’s fencing, field hockey, lightweight rowing, squash, and synchronized swimming teams. They are represented by Rebecca Peterson-Fisher and Jennifer Liu of The Liu Law Firm, P.C.
In the lawsuit, members of the five women’s teams facing elimination claim that the proposed cuts will widen a gender participation gap in Stanford's athletics program that already violates Title IX , the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in college athletics. The plaintiffs will seek a preliminary injunction to prevent Stanford from cutting their teams pending trial and a permanent injunction requiring Stanford to comply with Title IX.
Borrego, et al. v. Raley’s
On January 17, 2020, the Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento, granted preliminary approval of a $2.8 million settlement in a pregnancy discrimination case brought on behalf of current and former Raley’s supermarket workers in California. Equal Rights Advocates, with The Liu Law Firm, P.C. and Outten & Golden LLP, represented the plaintiffs.
The case was brought in Sacramento County Superior Court in April 2015 on behalf of two named plaintiffs and a proposed class of current and former employees of Raley’s supermarkets who alleged they were denied reasonable accommodations for their pregnancies. The lead plaintiff, Lucianna Borrego, worked for Raley’s in Ukiah, California. Kirsten Kelly, the second named plaintiff, worked at a Bel Air market in the Sacramento region. Both plaintiffs claimed they were placed on leave when they sought accommodations relating to their pregnancies. Read more....
Rabin, et al. v. PwC
The firm represents Steve Rabin, a 53 year old certified public accountant, in a nationwide potential class action alleging that PwC, one of the world’s largest accounting firms, engages in systemic age discrimination against older applicants for accounting positions. More information about the case is available at: www.pwcagecase.com.
Quinby, et al. v. ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc.
On September 9, 2015, the firm filed a statewide putative class action lawsuit against ULTA, a nationwide beauty supply store chain. The complaint alleges that ULTA misclassified its General Managers in California as exempt from state overtime laws and unlawfully failed to pay them overtime wages. On August 5, 2016 the firm filed a motion for preliminary approval of a $3,650,000 class action settlement on behalf of approximately 230 current and former store managers who have worked for ULTA in California from September 9, 2011 to the present. On January 18, 2017, the Court granted final approval of the $3.65 million class settlement.
Women & Girls in Jazz
The firm represents Ellen Seeling and Jazz Women & Girls’ Advocates, long-time advocates for increasing the visibility and representation of women and girl instrumentalists in jazz music.
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