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Slaight v. Tata Consultancy Services (9th Cir. 2021) __ Fed Appx. __ [2021 WL 72126]

Tata Consultancy Services, a global IT company headquartered in India, went to trial in 2018 against a class of plaintiffs claiming discriminatory termination. The plaintiffs said the company had a “pattern or practice” of intentionally discriminating against non-South Asian workers due to their race or

Shirvanyan v. Los Angeles Community College Dist. (Nov. 30, 2020, No. B296593) __Cal.App.5th__ [2020 WL 7706321]

A jury awarded plaintiff, a kitchen worker at a community college, $3.4 million, including $2.775 million in noneconomic damages and over $500,000 in attorneys’ fees, for the failure to accommodate and to engage in the interactive process relating to two physical conditions: carpal tunnel syndrome

Pryor et al. v. Fitness International, LLC (Jan. 3, 2019, B287329) 2019 WL 92775 [nonpublished opinion]

An employee of GMSR’s client, a health club, took heroin during his work-shift.  Finding him no longer fit to perform his job, the health club’s manager ordered him to leave the premises.  The intoxicated employee then drove away from the club striking and mortally injuring

Newland v. County of Los Angeles (2018) 24 Cal.App.5th 676

Plaintiff was injured in a car accident with a Los Angeles County deputy public defender who was on his way home from work. Although employers are generally not liable for accidents arising from an employee’s commute, the plaintiff sued GMSR’s client, the County, contending it

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Long v. County of Los Angeles, 2012 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 7890

Plaintiff, a former employee of GMSR’s client, County of Los Angeles, sought reimbursement of attorney’s fees he allegedly incurred in assisting in the County’s defense of litigation. The trial court found that he was required to comply with the Claims Act and failed to do

Hill v. Sullivan Automotive Group, 2011 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 3726

Employer’s failure to add hours on wage statement causes no injury

Shah v. County of Los Angeles (9th Cir. 2010) 399 Fed.Appx. 305

The Ninth Circuit issued its opinion in Shah v. County of Los Angeles, et al., affirming a judgment in favor of our client, County of Los Angeles. In addition to affirming dismissal of the plaintiff’s employment discrimination claims, the Ninth Circuit also affirmed the district

Larner v. Los Angeles Doctors Hospital Associates, LP (2008) 168 Cal.App.4th 1291

Plaintiff’s settlement mooted her appeal from order denying class certification in wage and hour suit