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$700,000 Verdict Affirmed In Favor Of Wrongfully Terminated Therapist

Boston v. Penny Lane Centers, Inc., 170 Cal. App. 4th 936 (2009) LaToya Boston worked as a therapist and treatment coordinator for Penny Lane, a social services agency that operates group homes for juveniles and offers therapy for children and families. When Boston was first hired, Penny Lane maintained staffing ratios of one staff member … Continue Reading

Court Should Not Have Permitted Human Resources “Expert” To Testify In Wrongful Termination Trial

Kotla v. The Regents of the Univ. of Cal., 115 Cal. App. 4th 283 (2004) Dee Kotla, a former computer support technician, sued the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (the Lab) for retaliation under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) after she testified at a deposition in support of another employee’s claim of sexual harassment. The … Continue Reading

Treating Physician May Not Be Called As Expert Witness Unless Properly Designated As Such

Kalaba v. Gray, 95 Cal. App. 4th 1416 (2002) In this medical malpractice case, plaintiff failed to designate by name and address any of her past or present treating physicians. When the trial commenced, plaintiff identified several of her treating physicians whom she intended to call as expert witnesses. The trial court sustained defendant’s objection … Continue Reading

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