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Camacho v. Z Street, Inc., No. 34-2014-00163880 (Sac. Sup. Ct.)
  • Defendants sought judgment on the pleadings against Plaintiff and the asserted claims under the Private Attorneys General Act. After full briefing and hearing on the matter, Judge Cadei sided with Plaintiff, finding that administrative remedies were properly exhausted and a prior investigation by the DLSE regarding some of the asserted Labor Code violations did not bar Plaintiff’s claims under the Private Attorneys General Act. For a copy of the opinion, click here.


  • Dayton v. Sears Roebuck and Co., No. 2:12-cv-01945 (2015)
  • Defendant sought to take summary judgment against Plaintiff and her claims for failure to accommodate and discrimination based on disability. After full briefing in this matter, Judge Nunley of the Eastern District sided with Plaintiff and left three out of the four causes of action intact. The court recognized Plaintiff's argument that she had sought an accommodation within the company and was forced to take a leave of absence resulting in injury to her. It also found dispute of fact relating to Plaintiff's constructive discharge claim. For a copy of the opinion, please click here.


  • McFarland v. Almond Board of California, No. 2:12-CV-02778 (2015)
  • Defendant sought to compel Plaintiff to arbitration based on an arbitration agreement she had signed. Judge Mendez of the Eastern District found that the agreement was both procedurally and substantively unconscionable. Judge Mendez refused to enforce the agreement. For a copy of the opinion, click here.

  • Defendant sought to take summary judgment against Plaintiff and her claims for sexual harassment and discrimination. At oral arguments, Judge Mendez of the Eastern District found that there was sufficient evidence showing a pattern of sexual harassment. He also found that Plaintiff's claims for punitive damages survived.


  • Arrington v. Capital Express Lines Inc., 2012-00134195-CU-OE (2014)
  • In this class action proceeding, Defendant attempted to hide behind privacy objections to avoid providing class member information to Plaintiffs. Counsel, recognizing that this was not the law and the overall benefits of class actions, brought a motion to compel to force Defendant to turn over class information. The Court sided with Plaintiff and ordered class information to be turned over so long as notice was provided to class members to opt out. For a copy of the opinion, please click here.


  • Hoang v. Vin Phat Supermarket, Inc., 2:13-00724 (2013)
  • In a thirty six page opinion decision, Judge Shubb of the Eastern District denied Defendant's attempt to have Plaintiff's Private Attorney General Act (�PAGA�) claims dismissed. The Court did an in depth analysis on the requirements of the PAGA statute. It also discussed Plaintiff's individual claims against Defendants. Mr. Shimoda and Mr. Rodriguez successfully defended their clients against this threatening motion. For a copy of the opinion, click here.


  • Lo. v. Davita Inc., Case No. 07AS00476 (Sac. Sup. Ct.)
  • Plaintiff was successful in defeating summary judgment and adjudication for all causes of action in an alleged disability discrimination, reasonable accommodation, and wrongful termination case.


  • Nesman v. Results Radio LLC., CVCS07-0043 (Sutter Sup. Ct.)
  • Plaintiff defeated summary judgment and adjudication in an alleged workplace tort claim.


  • Cullom v. Knife River Inc., Case No. 34-2009-00031902 (Sac. Sup. Ct.)
  • Plaintiff was successful in defeating summary judgment and adjudication for all causes of action in an alleged disability discrimination, reasonable accommodation, and wrongful termination case.

  • Plaintiff prevailed in a two-week jury trial. Plaintiff is seeking attorney’s fees and costs as the prevailing party.


  • Cassidy v. Performing Animal Welfare, Case No. 34395 (Calaveras Sup. Ct.)
  • Plaintiff was successful in her motion for summary adjudication on the issue of the administrative/executive exemption. The Court found as a matter of law that Plaintiff was not exempt.


  • Josol v. Pro-Care, Case No. 34-2008-00010040 (Sac. Sup. Ct.)
  • Plaintiff brought two discovery motions seeking to have cookie cutter declarations prepared by Defendant voided because of their purported release of rights and to have Defendant refrain from intimidation and harassment of putative class members. The court granted the motion to have the declarations withdrawn at the request of class members and warned Defendant (even threatened sanctions against it) for any further conduct of retaliation and intimidation against class members. Defendant filed a writ, which was denied.


  • Whitford v. J.R. Plumbing Case No. 34-2008-00010040 (Sac. Labor Commissioner Hearing)
  • Plaintiff was successful at hearing, obtaining damages for off the clock work, overtime, and waiting time penalties.


  • Rivera et al. v. Nena’s Restaurant - Case No. 14-28502 (San Joaquin Labor Commission Hearing)
  • Plaintiffs were successful in obtaining an award for several employees based on unlawful deductions.


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