Significant Public Interest Lawsuits
Davis v. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Tenant class action against the owner of a residential hotel, which has serious habitability problems.
Los Angeles Times Coverage - March 8, 2020
Catching v. Nicolas Tank Lines
$1,500,000 class action settlement on behalf of approximately 110 truck drivers for wage and hour violations. (Failure to pay overtime and provide meal/rest breaks.)
Employee v. Employer
$725,000 settlement on behalf of a long-time employee, terminated weeks after disclosing she is transgender.
Employee vs. International Company
$490,000.00 settlement on behalf of a long-term employee terminated the day after he requested medical leave.
Tenant v. Landlord
$450,000.00 settlement on behalf of tenants who were systematically harassed, evicted, and turned away from renting on the basis of their race.
Juarez v. City of Rancho Mirage
$500,000 settlement against the City of Rancho Mirage, which purchased and closed a mobile home park, dislocating 126 low-income families. The City of Rancho Mirage also agreed to issue building permits to construct 126 replacement affordable housing units.
Desert Sun Media Coverage
Desert Sun Report on Settlement
Taylor v. Sherwin View Park
$918,581 arbitration award against a mobile home park that did not engage in an interactive process with a resident with a disability.
Hussein v. Certified Transportation Services
$600,000 class action settlement on behalf of approximately 120 bus drivers for wage and hour violations.
Employee v. ABC Co.
$450,000.00 settlement on behalf of an employee terminated in retaliation for participating truthfully in a Department of Labor investigation.
Tenant v. Landlord
$180,000 for an elderly tenant who experienced a war-related PTSD episode and was subsequently told to leave the apartment complex.