Doe v. Stanford University
Along with Equal Rights Advocates and Hutchinson Black and Cook, the firm represents a Stanford student in a lawsuit against Stanford over the university's handling of her report of sexual assault.
Teruel v. American Canyon Fire Protection District, et al.
Along with Levy Vinick Burrell and Hyams LLP, the firm represents a former firefighter-paramedic in a discrimination case alleging that he was unlawfully terminated after using sick leave to care for his wife and young children.
Borrego, et al. v. Raley’s
On April 9, 2015, the firm filed a statewide putative class action lawsuit against Raley’s, the supermarket chain, alleging that Raley’s enforced an illegal policy of providing workplace accommodations to workers who were injured on the job, but refusing to make similar accommodations to pregnancy workers. More information about the case is available at: www.raleyspregnancycase.com.
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.
Sunner v. Kenneth R. Turnage II General Contractor, Inc., et al.
The firm represents a putative class of manual laborers who worked for a Bay Area general contractor. The complaint alleges that the general contractor failed to pay them for all hours worked, denied them compensation for missed meal breaks, and failed to reimburse them for business expenses. On February 15, 2017, the court granted final approval of a $297,000 class settlement.