Significant Public Interest Lawsuits

Catching v. Nicolas Tank Lines

$1,500,000 class action settlement on behalf of approximately 110 truck drivers for wage and hour violations. (Failure to pay overtime and provide meal/rest breaks.)

Employee v. Employer

$725,000 settlement on behalf of a long-time employee, terminated weeks after disclosing she is transgender.

Employee vs. International Company

$490,000.00 settlement on behalf of a long-term employee terminated the day after he requested medical leave.

Tenant v. Landlord

$450,000.00 settlement on behalf of tenants who were systematically harassed, evicted, and turned away from renting on the basis of their race.

Juarez v. City of Rancho Mirage

$500,000 settlement against the City of Rancho Mirage, which purchased and closed a mobile home park, dislocating 126 low-income families. The City of Rancho Mirage also agreed to issue building permits to construct 126 replacement affordable housing units but failed to do so causing a second lawsuit to enforce the settlement.
A now vacant mobile home park has cost Rancho Mirage $11 million over the past ten years -Desert Sun, February 1, 2019

Rancho Mirage paid half a million dollars to settle a lawsuit over a now-vacant mobile home park-Desert Sun, June 18, 2019

Rancho Mirage promised affordable housing, but land remains empty. Now the city's being sued-Desert Sun, February 6, 2023

Taylor v. Sherwin View Park

$918,581 arbitration award against a mobile home park that did not engage in an interactive process with a resident with a disability.

Hussein v. Certified Transportation Services

$600,000 class action settlement on behalf of approximately 120 bus drivers for wage and hour violations.

Employee v. ABC Co.

$450,000.00 settlement on behalf of an employee terminated in retaliation for participating truthfully in a Department of Labor investigation.

Tenant v. Landlord

$180,000 for an elderly tenant who experienced a war-related PTSD episode and was subsequently told to leave the apartment complex.