404, 2017

Daily Journal – High court: Federal removal not required for Fannie Mae

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2003, 2017

Ninth Circuit Rules In Favor of Helmer Friedman LLP

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This afternoon, a unanimous three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals sided with Helmer Friedman LLP’s clients Crystal Monique Lightfoot and Beverly Hollis-Arrington (Case No. 10-56068).

Following the victory of Helmer Friedman LLP in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in January 2017 on behalf of Ms. Lightfoot and Ms. Hollis-Arrington, Fannie Mae filed a motion with the Ninth Circuit to, in effect, disregard the Supreme Court’s decision, and, instead, to affirm the District Court’s dismissal of their case.  After extensive briefing, the Ninth Circuit denied Fannie Mae’s Motion. Instead, the Ninth Circuit granted the relief that Helmer Friedman LLP had requested and remanded the case to the District Court with instructions to vacate its prior judgment in favor of Fannie Mae and then remand the case back to California State Court.

“As with the Supreme Court’s decision, this decision from the Ninth Circuit is also complete vindication for our […]

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1801, 2017

Unanimous U. S. Supreme Court Sides With Helmer Friedman LLP

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This morning, in a unanimous opinion authored by Justice Sotomayor, the U. S. Supreme Court sided with Helmer Friedman LLP’s clients Crystal Monique Lightfoot and Beverly Hollis-Arrington and held that Fannie Mae’s sue-and-be-sued clause does not grant district courts jurisdiction over cases involving Fannie Mae.  The Supreme Court reversed the Ninth Circuit which had ruled against Ms. Lightfoot and Ms. Hollis-Arrington.

“This decision is complete vindication for our clients who have argued for years that their lawsuit against Fannie Mae should be heard in the California state courts and not in federal court,” commented Gregory D. Helmer and Andrew H. Friedman of Beverly Hills-based Helmer Friedman LLP.

Here is the opinion:  https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/16pdf/14-1055_6j36.pdf

Los Angeles, San Francisco Daily Journal Article: High Court Decision.

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512, 2016

How a Trump Presidency Will Affect the Employment Law Landscape?

December 5th, 2016|Comments Off on How a Trump Presidency Will Affect the Employment Law Landscape?

December 6, 2016 – Join Andrew H. Friedman, founding partner of Helmer Friedman LLP, Anthony J. Oncidi, head of the Los Angeles labor and employment law group at Proskauer Rose LLP, and David B. Weisenfeld, the legal editor for the preemployment background check, job advertising, and interviewing and selection content in the recruiting and hiring section of XpertHR USA, for this fast-paced webinar, where we explore all of the key issues on your mind, including:

 

Will the ACA really be repealed, or is a rebooting more likely?

What can employers expect from the EEOC and DOL?

Is overtime pay reform going to be off the table at the federal level?

Paid parental leave was a campaign talking point, but how realistic is it?

And how will the election affect the Supreme Court?

 

http://www.xperthr.com/pages/hr-webinars/

You can view this webinar by clicking on the following link:  

http://www.xperthr.com/hr-podcasts-and-webinars/webinar-how-a-trump-presidency-will-affect-the-employment-law-landscape/25062/?cmpid=EMC|USAG|HUWBN-2016-0712-HUW56_Election_Response_attended_prospects|&sfid=701w000000192jZ&elqTrackId=36ba6c8100e847eeade838c538a7f2a0&elq=5b94191e85be43aa94fcf726ebba2a79&elqaid=1513&elqat=1&elqCampaignId

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811, 2016

Helmer Friedman LLP Takes Case To Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

November 8th, 2016|Comments Off on Helmer Friedman LLP Takes Case To Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Greg Helmer, Andrew Friedman, Beverly Hollis-Arrington take on Fannie Mae.

Washington, D.C. – Helmer Friedman LLP Takes Case To Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Gregory D. Helmer and Andrew H. Friedman outside the U.S. Supreme Court with their client, Beverly Hollis-Arrington — one of the most courageous people we know. Fannie Mae foreclosed on her home in 2002 but she stood up and took them all the way to the Supreme Court (with a little help from Helmer Friedman LLP).

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1910, 2016

Andrew H. Friedman Speaks at Employment Round Table of Southern California’s Annual Conference

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Andrew H. Friedman will be speaking at the November 3, 2016 Annual Conference of the Employment Round Table of Southern California.  Mr. Friedman – along with his co-panelist, Anthony J. Oncidi (of Proskauer Rose) – will be giving a legal update about the latest employment laws, regulations and cases.  Other speakers will include Kevin Kish, Director of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and Anna Parks, Regional Attorney, EEOC, Los Angeles, District Office. If you are interested in the latest developments in California employment law, you should attend. More information can be located here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ertsc-2016-annual-conference-and-awards-luncheon-tickets-28198033076

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2109, 2016

Courtney Abrams – Lawsuit Against Trader Joe’s for Sexual Orientation Discrimination

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KFI Radio interview about Helmer Friedman’s lawsuit against Trader Joe’s for sexual orientation discrimination.

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2009, 2016

Beloved Former Store Captain Sues Trader Joe’s Alleging Sexual Orientation Discrimination

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Lawsuit Alleges Trader Joe’s Fired Beloved Store Manager Because She Is Gay

A former Store Manager (or, Store “Captain” in Trader Joe’s parlance) has filed a sexual orientation discrimination lawsuit against the Company.  In her lawsuit, Sandy Holm, a long term 15-year employee, alleges that her former supervisor, Regional Vice-President Caroline Judd, fired her because she is gay.  The lawsuit was filed in the Los Angeles County Superior Court and assigned case number BC 634605.

“I’m absolutely heart-broken,” responded Ms. Holm when asked to describe how she felt. “Trader Joe’s was my life. I loved that company and I did anything and everything that was ever asked of me.”

Among other things, the lawsuit alleges that Regional Vice-President Judd asked Ms. Holm inappropriate personal questions about Ms. Holm’s sexual orientation including whether Ms. Holm had a “partner,” asking the age of Ms. Holm’s partner, how long Ms. Holm and her partner had […]

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209, 2016

Supreme Court Sets Oral Argument In Helmer Friedman LLP Case

September 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on Supreme Court Sets Oral Argument In Helmer Friedman LLP Case

(Washington, DC) – Today the United States Supreme Court scheduled oral argument in a Helmer Friedman LLP case — Lightfoot v. Fannie Mae, Cendant Mortgage Corporation, et. al. (14-1055) — for November 8, 2016.  At issue in the Lightfoot v. Fannie Mae  case is whether individual homeowners who have been wrongly or fraudulently foreclosed upon by Fannie Mae have the right to sue the mortgage giant in the state courts. Commenting about the Supreme Court’s decision to schedule oral argument so quickly after the Supreme Court had granted Helmer Friedman’s petition for certiorari, Andrew H. Friedman, of Helmer Friedman LLP, exclaimed, “We are absolutely thrilled that the Supreme Court is moving so quickly on this important issue which affects thousands of homeowners as well as Fannie Mae employees who would prefer to vindicate their rights in their own state courts where the laws may be more favorable to them than in the […]

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2806, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Grants Petition Certiorari

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U.S. Supreme Court Grants Petition For Certiorari Filed By Helmer Friedman LLP

Helmer Friedman LLP is very pleased to announce that this morning the Supreme Court granted our petition for certiorari in Crystal Monique Lightfoot, et al. v.  Fannie Mae, Cendant Mortgage Corporation, dba PHH Mortgage, et al.  Case No. 10-56068.  According to the Supreme Court, approximately 7,000-8,000 petitions for a writ of certiorari are filed each Term and the Court grants and hears oral argument in merely 80 of those cases – about 1%.  Given the slim chance that any petition for certiorari will be granted, founding Helmer Friedman LLP partners, Gregory D. Helmer and Andrew H. Friedman, exclaimed: “We were thrilled a month ago when the U.S. Solicitor General filed a brief with the Court recommending that our petition be granted. This morning, we are beyond ecstatic.”

At issue in the Lightfoot v. Fannie Mae  case is whether […]

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706, 2016

Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles Publishes Article by Andrew H. Friedman

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The June 2016 edition of the Advocate Magazine (published by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles) features an article by Helmer Friedman LLP partner Andrew H. Friedman. The article – “The Best and Worst Employment Cases of 2015” – examines, praises and lambasts those decisions from the U.S. and California Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit and the California Courts of Appeal and federal district courts.  A copy of the article can be viewed here.

2015 continued a remarkable recent trend in which the California state and federal courts issued, on an almost daily basis, a deluge of employment decisions.  Buried within this torrent of opinions are some cases – the “best” and the “worst” (from the perspective of the plaintiff employee) – about which the employment practitioner must be aware.  This article attempts to “cherry-pick” and summarize not just the […]

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2403, 2016

Former General Manager Files Suit to Demand Justice From Government Contractor

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The former General Manager of MV Transportation’s San Leandro, California office filed a lawsuit today in Los Angeles County Superior Court against his prior employer, MV Transportation, and its Regional Vice President, Clarence Michael Stewman (Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC614873).  Plaintiff Aaron Gonzales’ lawsuit alleges, among other things, that MV Transportation and Mr. Stewman lured him away from his job in Texas to begin a new position in California based on false promises and representations, and that after he arrived in California, the defendants reneged on their obligation to pay Mr. Gonzales his quarterly bonus for meeting performance goals.

California Labor Code Section 970 prohibits an employer or individual from persuading a person to move residences for a job, “by means of knowingly false representations” regarding compensation or other matter.  Mr. Gonzales’ lawsuit alleges that when he complained about the underpayment of his bonus, the company fired […]

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107, 2015

California Insurance Guarantee Association Sued For Retaliation, Wrongful Termination By Former Controller Following Whistleblowing About Alleged Financial Irregularities, Potential Accounting Fraud, Other Potentially Illegal Conduct

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July 1, 2015 – Danny Ly, the former Controller for the California Insurance Guarantee Association (“CIGA”), has filed a lawsuit against the Association alleging that it fired him after he blew the whistle about alleged financial irregularities, potential accounting fraud, and other potentially illegal conduct. The lawsuit was filed in the Los Angeles County Superior Court and assigned case number BC 586614.

CIGA serves as a safety-net for millions of California consumers who carry insurance – liability, auto, property and workers’ compensation. Should their insurance company be found insolvent and forced into court-ordered liquidation, CIGA is supposed to be there to cover claims made to that insurance company. According to Mr. Ly’s lawsuit, however, alleged poor management practices have led to higher costs, which are ultimately passed on to individual policyholders. […]

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2805, 2015

State Bar of California’s Labor and Employment Law Section’s 5th Advanced Wage & Hour Conference and 32nd Labor & Employment Law Section Annual Meeting

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July 9, 2015 – Helmer Friedman LLP attorneys Andrew H. Friedman and Priyan Chandraratna will be speaking at the State Bar of California’s Labor and Employment Law Section’s 5th Advanced Wage & Hour Conference and 32nd Labor And Employment Law Section Annual Meeting on July 9 & 10, 2015 at:

JW Marriott LA Live,
900 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Mr. Friedman will be speaking along with Anthony Oncidi (of Proskauer Rose LLP) on a panel entitled The Good, The Bad & The Ugly – A Review of Recent Employment Law Cases.  In this fast-paced discussion, Mr. Friedman and Mr. Oncidi will reprise their annual review of recent employment law cases with an emphasis on those cases of most utility to the employment practitioner whether plaintiff, defense or neutral.

Mr. Chandraratna will be speaking on a panel entitled Employment Discrimination 101. Th­is panel will provide a summary of the key challenges of litigating […]

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105, 2015

$5.7 Million Jury Verdict for Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

May 1st, 2015|Comments Off on $5.7 Million Jury Verdict for Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

May 1, 2015 –

Court of Appeal Affirm’s Ted Mathew’s $5.7 Million Jury Verdict For Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

Today, the California Court of Appeal reversed a trial court ruling and reinstated a $5.7 Million jury verdict that Charles “Ted” Mathews obtained on behalf  Dr. Michael W. Fitzgibbons.  Commenting about this victory, Andrew H. Friedman of Helmer Friedman LLP, said “Ted’s victory today exemplifies why we wanted him to join our law firm. We think that Ted is one of the premier trial attorneys on the West Coast and we could not be happier that he is working with us.”

Mr. Mathews’ client, Dr.  Fitzgibbons, sued his former employer, Integrated Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (“IHHI”), for intentional infliction of emotional distress based on the conduct of IHHI’s chief executive officer (“CEO”).  At […]

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303, 2015

Courtney Abrams “Rising Star” Second Year

March 3rd, 2015|Comments Off on Courtney Abrams “Rising Star” Second Year

March 3, 2015 – Courtney Abrams has been selected as a “Rising Star” for the second year in a row.

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303, 2015

Super Lawyers Nine Consecutive Years

March 3rd, 2015|Comments Off on Super Lawyers Nine Consecutive Years

March 3, 2015- Law & Politics Magazine and the publishers of Los Angeles Magazine have selected Gregory D. Helmer and Andrew H. Friedman as 2015 Southern California “Super Lawyers” in the category of Labor and Employment Law. This is the ninth consecutive year that both Mr. Friedman and Mr. Helmer have been selected as “Super Lawyers.”

Courtney Abrams has been selected as a “Rising Star” for the second year in a row.

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2601, 2015

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Employment Law Cases of 2014

January 26th, 2015|Comments Off on The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Employment Law Cases of 2014

January 26, 2015 – If you want to learn about the good, the bad, and the ugly employment law cases of 2014, you really need to attend the Employment Law Update sponsored by the Labor & Employment Law Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association on January 26, 2015 featuring Helmer Friedman LLP partner Andrew H. Friedman. Mr. Friedman will be speaking with The Honorable Judge Virginia Keeny of the Los Angeles Superior Court and Anthony J. Oncidi of Proskauer Rose LLP. Space is limited and individuals interested in attending are strongly urged to register now! For more information and to register, go to https://bhba.org/index.php/component/jevents/icalrepeat.detail/2015/01/26/679/-/126-employment-law-update-the-best-and-the-worst-of-2014.

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309, 2014

Court of Appeal Rules That Fannie Mae’s Arbitration Agreement Is Unlawful

September 3rd, 2014|Comments Off on Court of Appeal Rules That Fannie Mae’s Arbitration Agreement Is Unlawful

September 3, 2014 – Andrea K. Loveless, an attorney with the plaintiff employment law firm Helmer Friedman LLP, announced today that the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, has held that Fannie Mae’s arbitration agreement is substantively unconscionable and unenforceable. In this lawsuit, Los Angeles-based Helmer  Friedman LLP and Washington, D.C-based co-counsel Bernabei & Wachtel, PLLC, represent Cecelia Carter with respect to her claims of wrongful termination, race discrimination and retaliation. See Carter v. Fannie Mae, No. 30-2013-00647896-CU-WT-CJC (Orange County Sup. Ct., filed May 3, 2013). According to the Complaint, Ms. Carter reported her concern that several Fannie Mae REO Foreclosure Specialists in the Irvine, California office had allegedly solicited illegal kickbacks from brokers in exchange for assigning Fannie Mae REO listings to those brokers. Shortly after, Fannie […]

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1206, 2014

Courtney M. Abrams Is Named A “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers

June 12th, 2014|Comments Off on Courtney M. Abrams Is Named A “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers

June 12, 2014 – Helmer Friedman LLP is proud to announce that the Super Lawyers attorney rating service has selected Courtney Abrams as a 2014 Southern California “Rising Star” in the category of Employment Litigation — Plaintiff.

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1106, 2014

Andrew H. Friedman To Speak At The Sate Bar of California’s- California Solo & Small Firm Summit

June 11th, 2014|Comments Off on Andrew H. Friedman To Speak At The Sate Bar of California’s- California Solo & Small Firm Summit

June 11, 2014 – Andrew H. Friedman will be speaking at the State Bar of California’s California Solo & Small Firm Summit on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa. Mr. Friedman will be presenting “The Year In Review: An Overview of Recent Employment Law Cases” along with Anthony J. Oncidi of Proskauer Rose. The State Bar of California has described the presentation as follows: “A distinguished defense employment attorney, Anthony J. Oncidi, and a prominent plaintiff employment lawyer, Andrew H. Friedman, will reprise their annual update on the latest and greatest employment law cases highlighting those cases that are of most importance to the employment practitioner whether plaintiff, defense or neutral.” For more information about this presentation and/or to register for the The State Bar of California’s California Solo & Small Firm Summit, please go to http://sections.calbar.ca.gov/SoloSummit.aspx.

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2105, 2014

Advanced Strategies for Resolving Even The Toughest Employment Cases in Mediation

May 21st, 2014|Comments Off on Advanced Strategies for Resolving Even The Toughest Employment Cases in Mediation

May 21, 2014 – Andrew H. Friedman, prominent plaintiff-side employment attorney, and well known defense-side employment attorney, Anthony J. Oncidi, as well as distinguished retired judge/mediator, Hon. Michael D. Marcus, will reveal their best strategies and tactics (along with a few tricks) for successfully resolving employment lawsuits. The panelists also will address common ethical pitfalls in mediation that can befall the unwary. Dinner program will be held on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 6pm to 7:30pm at Beverly Hills Bar Association Center. Register Now!

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3101, 2014

Andrew H. Friedman and Tony Oncidi to Speak at the Santa Clara County Bar Association

January 31st, 2014|Comments Off on Andrew H. Friedman and Tony Oncidi to Speak at the Santa Clara County Bar Association

January 31, 2014 – Andrew H. Friedman and Tony Oncidi (of Proskauer Rose LLP) will take their annual employment law update on the road for the Santa Clara County Bar Association on Tuesday, January 31, 2014.

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2301, 2014

Super Lawyers Eight Consecutive Years

January 23rd, 2014|Comments Off on Super Lawyers Eight Consecutive Years

January 23, 2014 – Law & Politics Magazine and the publishers of Los Angeles Magazine have selected Gregory D. Helmer and Andrew H. Friedman as 2014 Southern California “Super Lawyers” in the category of Labor and Employment Law. This is the eight consecutive year that both Mr. Friedman and Mr. Helmer have been selected as “Super Lawyers.”

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210, 2013

Andrew H. Friedman To Appear On Your Legal Rights With Chuck Finney

October 2nd, 2013|Comments Off on Andrew H. Friedman To Appear On Your Legal Rights With Chuck Finney

October 2, 2013 – Andrew H. Friedman to appear from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. this evening on Your Legal Rights hosted by Chuck Finney on KALW San Francisco Public Radio at 91.7 on the FM dial. Listen to a recording of the program here.

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2307, 2013

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel – Helmer Friedman LLP’s Discrimination Lawsuit Chivas USA

July 23rd, 2013|Comments Off on Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel – Helmer Friedman LLP’s Discrimination Lawsuit Chivas USA

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2905, 2013

Former Youth Coaches Accuse Chivas USA of Discrimination

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Greg Helmer, Helmer Friedman LLP, discusses discrimination lawsuit filed against Chivas USA on NBC News.

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1204, 2012

Helmer Friedman LLP file a gender discrimination and harassment lawsuit against CSC

April 12th, 2012|Comments Off on Helmer Friedman LLP file a gender discrimination and harassment lawsuit against CSC

April 18, 2012 : Today, a former employee of Computer Sciences Corporation (“CSC”) filed a gender discrimination and harassment lawsuit against CSC. The Complaint, which was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court (Case No. BC482993), alleges that CSC, a multi-billion dollar company which provides information technology and business services to companies throughout the world, routinely paid women less than men and denied them higher-paying and more prestigious positions. According to the Complaint, CSC has a practice of retaliating against women who complain by demoting or removing them from their positions, withholding their pay, and/or firing them.

The plaintiff, Anne Roeser, was a high level executive at CSC, who, according to the Complaint, was subjected to pervasive gender discrimination and harassment by some of the Company’s Indian male executives who did not want to work with women and who openly stated that women should stay at home, take care of their […]

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2701, 2012

Wage & Hour Lawsuit Against Tatitlek & US Marine Corps

January 27th, 2012|Comments Off on Wage & Hour Lawsuit Against Tatitlek & US Marine Corps

The United States District Court for the Central District of California has given its final approval to the class action settlement in this case. Class member settlement checks will be issued on January 27, 2012.

The United States District Court for the Central District of California has preliminarily approved a class action settlement in this case. The official website regarding the settlement is http://www.tssisettlement.com/ The Court has entered an Order certifying this lawsuit as a class and defined the Settlement Class as individuals who performed services as role players, foreign language specialists, civilians on the battlefield and the like (whatever the job title), whether as independent contractors or professionals, exempt or non-exempt employees, at the US Marine Corps Base at Twentynine Palms, California, or at any other site pursuant to contract between Tatitlek Support Services, Inc. and the United States […]

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806, 2011

Two Former Patients Allege that Their HMO referred to Doctor Despite Knowing of Alleged Propensity.

June 8th, 2011|Comments Off on Two Former Patients Allege that Their HMO referred to Doctor Despite Knowing of Alleged Propensity.

June 8, 2011 – Today, two former patients of physician who performs breast examinations filed a lawsuit against the physician and his clinic, alleging that he engaged in inappropriate, unprofessional and offensive conduct during breast examinations. The patients also asserted claims against their HMO, alleging that the HMO referred them to the doctor despite knowing that he had a pattern, practice and/or history of engaging in such conduct. Among other things, they allege that the HMO had received complaints from other female patients and that HMO knew, or should have known, that the doctor had been sanctioned by the Medical Board of the State of California for engaging in unprofessional conduct during a breast examination.

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2509, 2009

U.S. Remodelers Class Action

September 25th, 2009|Comments Off on U.S. Remodelers Class Action

U.S. District Court preliminarily approves $1.5 million class action settlement. To see a copy of the Court’s Notice of Class Action Settlement, Claim Form and Procedures, Exclusion Procedures, and Final Approval of Settlement Hearing, click here.  If you are a current or former Sales Associate or Manager of U.S. Remodelers, Inc. (U.S. Home Services) and/or U.S. Home Systems, Inc. who was employed in California at any time between the dates of July 3, 2003 and August 24, 2009, you are a member of the class and should have received a copy of the Court’s Notice.

If you have not received this document, please contact the Claims Administrator as soon as possible to request copy of this document and the Claim Form:

U.S. Remodelers Litigation
c/o CPT Group, Inc.
16630 Aston Street
Irvine, California 92606
Toll free number: (888) 844-3063

In order to make a claim and potentially receive a settlement award, you must must […]

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3005, 2008

Poisoned Pet Food Lawsuit

May 30th, 2008|Comments Off on Poisoned Pet Food Lawsuit

Contaminated Pet Food – Helmer Friedman LLP Files Class Action Lawsuit

March 27, 2007, Los Angeles, California – Helmer Friedman LLP filed a class action lawsuit against Menu Foods, Nutro Products, Inc., and PETCO – the manufacturers, distributors, and sellers of the pet food allegedly linked to the deaths and severe kidney problems of pets who consumed the food.Poisoned pet food class action lawsuit filed Helmer Friedman LLP.
 
 

Contaminated Pet Food Press Release
Poisoned Pet Food Complaint For Damages
News Article About the Class Action Lawsuit

 

June 2007 Update
In addition to our class action lawsuit (Grady, et al v. Menu Foods et al), approximately 120 other class action lawsuits have been filed around the Country as a result of the contaminated pet food. On […]

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2701, 2006

Speech to Address Email, Voicemail & Snailmail: Privacy Issues in the New Workplace

January 27th, 2006|Comments Off on Speech to Address Email, Voicemail & Snailmail: Privacy Issues in the New Workplace

Privacy Issues in the Workplace: Email, Voicemail & Snailmail

On January 27, 2006, Andrew H. Friedman will speak at the California State Bar Association’s Section Education Institute on Email, Voicemail, and Snailmail: Privacy Issues in the New Workplace. The speech will address recent technological advances that have made it relatively easy for employers to monitor (e.g., “spy on”) their employees’ electronic communications in the workplace – employers can monitor employees’ computer keystrokes, review instant messages sent and received by employees, keep track of the internet web sites visited by employees, calculate how much time employees spend “playing” on the internet, access voice-mail messages left for employees, monitor employee telephone conversations, and read instant messages and e-mails that are sent and received by employees at work.

The speech will take place at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, California and will take place 9:45 a.m. until 11:45 a.m.

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3105, 2005

Lawsuit Against Hospital for Violating Fair Employment Rights Class Action Certification Denial Reversed by Appellate Court

May 31st, 2005|Comments Off on Lawsuit Against Hospital for Violating Fair Employment Rights Class Action Certification Denial Reversed by Appellate Court

PRESS RELEASE May 31, 2005

Job Applicants Required to Divulge Reproductive Dysfunctions, Infertility, Pregnancy, Venereal Disease, Still Born Births, and Miscarriages in Order to Get a Job.

The Fourth Appellate District Court of Appeal recently reversed the trials courts’ denial of class action certification in the case of Grace Fontana v. St. Joseph Hospital of Orange, (Superior Court Case No. 03CC02559), arising out of the Hospital’s policy and practice of requiring each and every job applicant to reveal personal and intimate details about their private lives in order to receive employment. 

After offering employment to job applicants, the Hospital required individuals to answer questions such as whether the applicant had ever had:

  1. venereal disease;
  2. taken birth control pills;
  3. problems with infertility;
  4. […]

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