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Case Types: Intentional Torts - Assault and Battery | Worker/Workplace Negligence - Negligent Hiring | Intentional Torts - Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress 

Case: Austin Reilly, Christie Reilly and Owen Reilly v. Michael Charles Parker; Bruce D. Gibson; Foothill Plaza Inc.; Foothill Pizza, Inc. dba Domino's Store No. 8174; Domino's Pizza Franchise LLC; Domino's Pizza Inc.; and Does 1-50

State: CA

Date: 2019-03-26

Experts: Jay M. Finkelman Ph.D. (Los Angeles, CA) Human Resources Policies

Summary: On Jan. 2, 2016, plaintiff Austin Reilly, 20, a student and part-time certified nursing assistant, ordered a pizza delivery from Foothill Pizza, a local Domino's Pizza franchise in Covina. The pizza ...

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Case Types: Employment - Race Discrimination | Employment - Wrongful Termination | Employment - Gender Discrimination | Employment - National Origin Discrimination | Intentional Torts - Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress 

Case: Elaine Wang v. Rees Scientific Corporation and Does 1 through 20, inclusive

State: CA

Date: 2014-06-09

Experts: Jay M. Finkelman Ph.D. (Los Angeles, CA) Industrial Psychology

Summary: In December 2011, plaintiff Elaine Wang, a woman of Chinese ancestry, allegedly began to be subjected to inappropriate comments from male employees of Rees Scientific Corp., where she was employed as...

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Case Types: Employment - Pregnancy | Employment - Wages and Hours | Employment - Wrongful Termination | Employment - Gender Discrimination | Civil Rights - Pregnancy Discrimination | Intentional Torts - Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress 

Case: Sara Christine Gum, Kelly Gum-Roman, Shannon Becker and Brianna Seckner v. Handel on the Law Productions LLC, William W. Handel, Center for Surrogate Parenting Inc., Handelonthelaw.com, Karen Synesiou, and Does 1-50

State: CA

Date: 2013-11-15

Experts: Jay M. Finkelman Ph.D. (Los Angeles, CA) Human Resources Policies

Summary: Plaintiff Sara Gum was employed as a sales manager for Handelonthelaw.com, LLC, an attorney-listing service, while her three daughters, plaintiffs Kelly Gum-Roman, Shannon Becker and Brianna Seckner,...

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Case Types: Corporations -  | Business Law - Unfair Competition | Corporations - Breach of Fiduciary Duty | Business Law - Intentional Interference with a Contract | Intellectual Property - Misappropriation of Trade Secrets 

Case: Mentor Worldwide LLC v. Sientra, Inc. and Jeffrey Lewis

State: CA

Date: 2013-08-30

Experts: Jay M. Finkelman Ph.D. (Los Angeles, CA) Human Resources Policies

Summary: On March 9, 2012, plaintiff Mentor Worldwide LLC, a Johnson & Johnson company, learned that the United States Food and Drug Administration approved Sientra Inc., a competing medical devices company b...

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Case Types: Employment - Retaliation | Contracts - Breach of Contract | Employment - Age Discrimination | Employment - Wrongful Termination | Employment - Disability Discrimination | Intentional Torts - Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress 

Case: Elaine Andrews, Alane Alchorn, Kelye Allen, Monica Antone, Craig Arney, Victoria Ball, Valerie Barela, Marian Barraza, Amitabha Basu, Carol Beattie, Carla Biddle, Mark Blair, Denise Boak, Brain Bonner, Brent Bowen, Jenean Brothers, Jim Brunk, Joseph Burris, Priscilla Burrus, Gennetta Byrd, Barry Callister, David Cardenas, Irma Cotton, Reynaldo Cruz, Gloria Davalos, Marguerite Dias, Ileana Dobie, Edward Dolstra, Guy Donovan, Donald Drummond, Cheryl Evans, Brenda Foster, Jim Fox, Alan Gates, Ennis Gong, Stephen Gordon, Edward Greybeck, Denise Harteau, Dwight Heggins, Bernard Hernandez, Ronald Higgins, David Hill, Coen Hopkins, Lisa Hopkins, Greg Howard, Dan Hoyt, Peter Huddleston, Kelley Hunt, Dana Jacobs, Mario Jimenez, Russ Jones, John Kinney, Sharon Kuderca, Dennis Lai, Kevin Langry, Donna Leach, Susan Letendre, Kalvin Listiyo, Albert Lopez, Sr., Jeff Louie, Bruce Low, et al. v. Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, George Miller, Robert Perko and Does 1-100, Inclusive

State: CA

Date: 2013-05-10

Experts: Jay M. Finkelman Ph.D. (Los Angeles, CA) Human Resources Policies

Summary: In 2008, Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, the manager and operator of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center based in Livermore, laid off...

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Case Types: Employment - Age Discrimination | Employment - Wrongful Termination 

Case: Steven Majeske v. DRS Technologies, Inc. and DRS Sensors & Targeting Systems, Inc.

State: CA

Date: 2011-07-26

Experts: Jay M. Finkelman Ph.D. (Alhambra, CA) Human Resources Policies

Summary: On July 2, 2009, plaintiff Steven Majeske, 52, a project manager with DRS Technologies Inc. and DRS Sensors & Targeting Systems Inc., was laid off from his job. Prior to this, Majeske claimed that th...

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Case Types: Employment - Retaliation | Discrimination - Disability | Employment - Failure to Accommodate | Civil Rights - Pregnancy Discrimination 

Case: Julie Gilman Veronese v. Lucasfilm Ltd.

State: CA

Date: 2010-06-30

Experts: Jay M. Finkelman Ph.D. (Los Angeles, CA) Human Resources Policies

Summary: On June 25, 2008, plaintiff Julie Gilman Veronese, 35, a consultant, accepted a job offer from Lucasfilm Ltd., as an assistant to Sarita Patel, manager at George Lucas' estate in San Anselmo. Verones...

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Case Types: Employment - FMLA | Discrimination - ADA | Employment - Compensation | Employment - Wages and Hours | Employment - Wrongful Termination | Employment - Failure to Accommodate | Employment - Disability Discrimination 

Case: Larkin Landau v. County of Riverside, a governmental entity

State: CA

Date: 2010-02-12

Experts: Jay M. Finkelman Ph.D. (Alhambra, CA) Human Resources Policies

Summary: On Jan. 5, 2007, plaintiff Larkin Landau, 53, was terminated from her redevelopment specialist job with the County of Riverside Housing Authority. She had worked for the agency for 12 years in its In...

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Case Types: Employment - Retaliation 

Case: Patsy P. Phillips v. Alameda County Social Services Agency

State: CA

Date: 2009-07-07

Experts: Jay M. Finkelman Ph.D. (Los Angeles, CA) Human Resources Policies

Summary: On Aug. 8, 2003, plaintiff Patsy P. Phillips, 55, a social services division director who is black, received a letter of intent to terminate from her employer, the Alameda County Social Services Agen...

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Case Types: Employment - Retaliation | Employment - Age Discrimination | Employment - Wrongful Termination | Employment - Constructive Discharge | Employment - Disability Discrimination | Intentional Torts - Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress 

Case: J. Steven Wiley v. Wyndham Vacation Ownership Inc., WorldMark by Wyndham, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Development Inc., Trendwest Resorts Inc., Cendant Timeshare Resort Group Inc.

State: CA

Date: 2009-03-10

Experts: Jay M. Finkelman Ph.D. (Alhambra, CA) Human Resources Policies

Summary: On Aug. 11, 2004, plaintiff J. Steven Wiley, 60, was terminated from his position as a vacation timeshare sales manager for Trendwest Resorts Inc. (now known as WorldMark by Wyndham) in Walnut Creek....

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Case Types: Employment - Whistleblower | Employment - Wrongful Termination 

Case: Ronnie Williams v. Certified Protection Security and Investigation Service, a California corporation, Jose M. Riviera, also known as Jose Rivera; Glenn A. Fuentes; and does 1 to 10, inclusive.

State: CA

Date: 2006-10-11

Experts: Jay M. Finkelman Ph.D. (Los Angeles, CA) Human Resources Policies

Summary: On July 23, 2004 plaintiff Ronnie Williams, 40s, was terminated from his position as a security guard for Certified Protection Security and Investigation Services....

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Case Types: Employment - Retaliation | Employment - Sexual Harassment | Employment - Wrongful Termination 

Case: Sumner Davenport v. Donald Sterling, Beverly Hills Properties LASC

State: CA

Date: 2005-10-20

Experts: Jay M. Finkelman Ph.D. (San Francisco, CA) Human Resources Policies

Summary: Sumner Davenport, 50s, started working as a property supervisor for Beverly Hills Properties (BHP), which operates and maintains about 110 buildings in the Los Angeles area, in April 2001. Her dutie...

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Case Types: Employment -  | Negligence -  | Evidence - Expert Witnesses | Evidence - Non-Expert Witnesses | Intentional Torts - Assault and Battery | Intentional Torts - Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress 

Case: Michael Hayes v. Kevin Bozic, M.D. and the Regents of the University of California

State: CA

Date: 2005-08-17

Experts: Jay M. Finkelman Ph.D. (San Francisco, CA) Human Resources Policies

Summary: Plaintiff Michael Hayes, a University of California Medical Center employee in his mid-40s, worked in the "float pool," filling in for administrative employees in different departments when they w...

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Case Types: Employment - Retaliation | Employment - Sexual Harassment | Employment - Constructive Discharge | Employment - Hostile Work Environment 

Case: Vickii Garcia v. County of Napa Juvenile Probation Department, Arnold Mendoza, George Bullock and Ray Martinez

State: CA

Date: 2005-08-03

Experts: Jay M. Finkelman Ph.D. (San Francisco, CA) Industrial Psychology

Summary: Plaintiff Vickii Garcia, 48, worked at Napa County Juvenile Probation Department as an "extra-help" employee for four years before quitting. Her duties involved helping out and filling in for counsel...

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Case Types: Employment - Retaliation | Employment - Computer or Internet Misuse 

Case: Dee Kotla v. Regents of the University of California d/b/a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

State: CA

Date: 2005-03-23

Experts: Jay M. Finkelman Ph.D. (Los Angeles, CA) Industrial Psychology

Summary: In 1984, plaintiff Dee Kotla began working as a contract computer technician at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, which is managed by the Regents of the University of California under a contrac...

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Case Types: Employment - Retaliation | Employment - Wrongful Termination 

Case: Edward Norwood v. Stanford University and Lee Lyon

State: CA

Date: 2005-02-25

Experts: Jay M. Finkelman Ph.D. (San Francisco, CA) Human Resources Policies

Summary: Plaintiff Edward Norwood, 49 and black, was manager of the shipping and receiving department of Stanford University's Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). On March 19, 2002, he was terminated after work...

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Case Types: Employment - Age Discrimination | Employment - Gender Discrimination 

Case: Ruth Hobbs v. URS Corporation

State: CA

Date: 2003-12-01

Experts: Jay M. Finkelman Ph.D. (San Francisco, CA) Industrial Psychology

Summary: Plaintiff Ruth Hobbs, 53, was a 13-year employee of URS Corp., San Francisco, where she served as senior vice president in its Sacramento office. She was laid off on April 25, 2002 as part of a reduc...

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Case Types: Employment - Retaliation | Employment - Wrongful Termination 

Case: Janet Kennedy v. Chevron U.S.A. Inc.

State: CA

Date: 2003-06-05

Experts: Jay M. Finkelman Ph.D. (San Francisco, CA) Industrial Psychology

Summary: Plaintiff Janet Kennedy, a 47-year-old project engineer, was a 19-year employee of the Chevron refinery in Richmond who worked in the "tank group" that oversaw tank cleaning at the refinery. In 1999,...

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Case Types: Employment - Retaliation | Employment - Race Discrimination | Employment - Hostile Work Environment 

Case: Heidi Mascarenas, Eileen Bell v. Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, The Permanente Medical Group Inc., Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc., Judi Berenson, et al.

State: CA

Date: 2003-01-13

Experts: Jay M. Finkelman (San Francisco, CA) Employment

Summary: Plaintiff Heidi Mascarenas, 29-years-old, worked for The Permanente Medical Group Inc. as a receptionist for less than two years. She quit her job in July 1997 after receiving a suspension for absen...

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Case Types: Employment -  | Discrimination -  | Contracts - Breach of Contract | Employment - Wrongful Termination 

Case: Tash Foti v. Aventis Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Craig Stewart

State: CA

Date: 2002-11-20

Experts: Jay M. Finkelman (San Francisco, CA) Employment

Summary: The plaintiff, a 46-year-old sales representative at Aventis Pharmaceuticals for 13 years before her termination, claimed that she was discriminated against on the basis of her disabilities, Ankelos...

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Case Types: Employment -  | Employment - Retaliation 

Case: Dee Kotla v. Regents of the University of California dba Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

State: CA

Date: 2002-03-11

Experts: Jay M. Finkelman (San Francisco, CA) Industrial Psychology

Summary: An Alameda County jury awarded $1 million to a 52-year-old computer support technologist who alleged that she was terminated in retaliation for her testimony in support of a female co-worker who had ...

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Case Types: Discrimination -  | Employment - Retaliation 

Case: Dr. James H. May v. Trustees of the California State University (Monterey Bay)

State: CA

Date: 2002-02-28

Experts: Jay M. Finkelman (San Francisco, CA) Human Resources Policies

Summary: A jury in Monterey County awarded $375,000 to a plaintiff professor who alleged that he was demoted in retaliation for making claims of racial harassment....

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Case Types: Employment - Whistleblower 

Case: Anne V. Moore v. County of Nevada

State: CA

Date: 2001-11-14

Experts: Jay M. Finkelman (San Francisco, CA) Psychology/Counseling

Summary: Jurors in Nevada County awarded a deputy attorney $231,850 against the County of Nevada on findings of retaliation and constructive termination when the lawyer "blew the whistle" on alleged illegal p...

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Case Types: Employment - Sexual Harassment | Employment - Wrongful Termination 

Case: Rebecca Barklage and Malissa McCard vs. Birraporetti''s Restaurants Costa Mesa and Willie Carroll

State: CA

Date: 1998-04-01

Experts: Jay M. Finkelman Ph.D. (Los Angeles, CA) Psychology Trauma

Summary: 1996: Plaintiffs Rebecca Barklage, 34, and Malissa McCard, 21, were waitresses at Defendant restaurant in Costa Mesa. Plaintiffs alleged that they were regularly subjected to verbal and physical sexu...