Hacker v. Fabe, 92 Cal. App. 5th 1267 (2023)

In 2005, attorney Jacqueline Fabe filed claim for unpaid wages against her employer with the Labor Commissioner.  Her employer then filed a malpractice suit against Fabe, and Fabe in response filed a retaliation suit with the Labor Commissioner.  Fabe and the Labor Commissioner later won on all claims.  In March 2010, Fabe filed a motion

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Martorana v. Marlin & Saltzman, 2009 WL 1875681 (Cal. Ct. App. 2009)

Ron Martorana was a class member in a wage and hour class action that had been filed against his former employer, Allstate Insurance Company. The Los Angeles Superior Court approved a settlement of the class action, but Martorana did not recover any portion of the settlement because he had failed to timely

Cassady v. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, 145 Cal. App. 4th 220 (2006)

Ralph Cassady was employed as “of counsel” to Morgan Lewis for a 13-month period, during which time he performed legal services for a longtime client of his, Rallie P. Rallis. Years later, Rallis sued Cassady, Morgan Lewis, and other firms and attorneys with whom Cassady had been affiliated for a variety

Gonzalez v. Kalu, 140 Cal. App. 4th 21 (2006)

Gabriela Gonzalez, who worked as a cleaner for a building maintenance company, hired an attorney to represent her in a matter involving a possible sexual harassment claim against her employer. The attorney sent a letter to Gonzalez’s employer asserting the employer’s liability, threatening to file a lawsuit and demanding a settlement. The letter also warned

Jalali v. Root, 109 Cal. App. 4th 1768 (2003)

Farideh Jalali sued her former employer for racial discrimination and sexual harassment. During the first phase of the trial, the jury awarded Jalali $750,000 in compensatory damages. During the punitive damages phase of the trial, the employer offered to settle the matter for $2.75 million for all claims, conditioned on confidentiality. Jalali accepted the offer