Firm Obtains $1.19 Million Verdict in Disability Discrimination Trial
October 14, 2015
Following a four-week trial in Kern County, a jury awarded a client of Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe, a blind physical therapist, $1.19 million in lost wages and emotional distress damages. The case settled while the jury was deciding the amount of punitive damages to award. The client was represented by David Lowe and Erin Pulaski.
Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe Represents Ellen Pao in Landmark Gender Discrimination Case
Alan Exelrod and Michelle Lee represented Ellen Pao in her landmark discrimination case against one of the leading venture capital firms, Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers. The case received global media attention and raised important issues relating to the absence of women in the venture capital and tech industries.
Firm Obtains $4 Million Dollar Judgment Following Retaliation and Defamation Trial
March 12, 2015
Following a two-week trial in Sacramento, a jury found Defendant Diocese of Sacramento liable for retaliating against and defaming Plaintiff Christopher Cerbone. The jury awarded $900,000 in damages for emotional distress and harm to reputation, and found that the Diocese acted with malice. After arguments concerning punitive damages, the Diocese agreed to pay a $4 million judgment. Mr. Cerbone was represented by David Lowe, Erin Pulaski and co-counsel Tyler Clark.
Court Grants Final Approval of Class Action Settlement For $1.69 Million In Case Against Weight Watchers
December 16, 2014
On December 16, 2014, the court in Connolly, et al. v. Weight Watchers North America, Inc. (Northern District of California) granted final approval to a class action settlement under which Weight Watchers agreed to pay $1,687,500 million to settle all claims in a case on behalf of Leaders, Receptionists, and employees who performed hourly paid location coordinate work for Weight Watchers in California during the class period. The class is represented by Steve Zieff, John Mullan and Michelle Lee.
Refinery Workers File Class Action for Unpaid Wages.
September 10, 2014
On September 10, 2014, Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe filed a class action lawsuit accusing Timec Company, Inc. dba Transfield Services of failing to pay basic minimum wages to workers who work as general laborers on refinery maintenance crews. The proposed class includes thousands of current or former Timec Field Employees working in oil and gas refineries throughout the state of California. More information about the case can be found here: Vierra v. Timec. Plaintiffs are represented by John Mullan, Steve Zieff and Erin Pulaski.
Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe Represents Whitney Wolfe in Suit Against Tinder
June 30, 2014
On June 30, 2014, Ms. Wolfe filed a lawsuit against the hugely popular mobile dating app, accusing Tinder’s top executives of engaging in sex discrimination and harassment, and of retaliating against her when she complained about their conduct. Ms. Wolfe is represented by David Lowe and John Mullan. For more information, please see the Press Release or Complaint.
Court Grants Final Approval of $2.88 Million Class Action Settlement in Case Against TIN, Inc.
December 12, 2013
On December 12, 2013, the court in Vaca v. Tin, Inc. (Northern District of California) granted final approval to a class action settlement in a case on behalf of Corrugators and other employees employed in a plant operated by TIN, Inc. dba Temple-Inland, Inc. in the state of California at any time between January 26, 2008 and July 3, 2013. Defendant agreed to pay up to $2,875,000 to settle the case.