Golden v. California Emergency Physicians Med. Group, 896 F.3d 1018 (9th Cir. 2018)

Donald Golden, M.D. is an emergency-room doctor formerly affiliated with the California Emergency Physicians Medical Group (“CEP”), a large consortium of over 1,000 physicians that manages or staffs many emergency rooms in California and other western states. Dr. Golden sued CEP for various claims, including racial discrimination. Prior to trial,

Pantoja v. Anton, 198 Cal. App. 4th 87 (2011)

Lorraine Pantoja sued attorney Thomas J. Anton and his firm for wrongful termination, violation of the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), battery, sexual battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress. By the time of the trial, only the FEHA claims remained. In their motions in limine, defendants sought to exclude any reference to the

Zeinali v. Raytheon Co., 636 F.3d 544 (9th Cir. 2011)

Hossein Zeinali, who is of Iranian descent, sued Raytheon for race and national origin discrimination under the Fair Employment and Housing Act when it terminated his employment after he was denied a security clearance by the Department of Defense. The district court granted summary judgment to Raytheon, but the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Moran v. Selig, 447 F.3d 748 (9th Cir. 2006)

Seeking to make partial amends for its exclusion of African-American baseball players prior to 1947 (when Jackie Robinson “broke the color barrier”), MLB voluntarily decided to provide certain benefits, including medical coverage and a supplemental income plan, to qualifying African-Americans players who had been in the “Negro Leagues” prior to 1948. In this lawsuit, certain

Ash v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 546 U.S. 454, 126 S. Ct. 1195 (2006) (per curiam)

Anthony Ash and John Hithon, two African-American poultry plant superintendents, unsuccessfully sought promotion to shift manager positions; instead, two white males were selected. The employer filed a motion for judgment as a matter of law after a jury found in favor of Ash and Hithon. The district court granted

Meyer v. Holley, 537 U.S. 280, 123 S. Ct. 824 (2003)

Ellen and David Holley, an interracial couple, sued Triad, Inc., a Triad employee and David Meyer (Triad’s owner) for violation of the federal Fair Housing Act (“FHA”) after the Triad employee allegedly prevented the Holleys from buying a house in Twenty-Nine Palms, California for racially discriminatory reasons. At issue in the case was

Northrop Grumman Corp. v. WCAB, 103 Cal. App. 4th 1021 (2002)

Robert C. Graves filed a workers’ compensation claim for psychiatric injuries he allegedly sustained following an investigation into his alleged racial discrimination against a subordinate employee whom he supervised at Northrop Grumman. The workers’ compensation judge (and the WCAB) found that the psychiatric injury caused Graves permanent disability of 20 percent, that further