Vizcaino v. Microsoft Corp., 290 F.3d 1043 (9th Cir. 2002) In this class action, eight former “freelance” Microsoft workers alleged that the company had improperly deprived them of employee benefits, including participation in the Employee Stock Purchase Plan. Nine years after the case was filed, the parties settled the matter when Microsoft agreed to pay … Continue Reading
McPhearson v. The Michaels Co., 96 Cal. App. 4th 843 (2002) Plaintiff’s attorney in this discrimination case (John Riestenberg) had represented another employee of The Michaels Company (Kevin Harris) in a similar lawsuit against the company. As part of his settlement agreement, Harris agreed to keep the terms of the agreement confidential. When Riestenberg filed … Continue Reading
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