Fired employee wins defamation case. $4.9M.

Employer says manager was an at-will employee. Employee says his ex-boss branded him a thief.


  • Case Name: James Jordan v. Wonderful Citrus Packing, LLC
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, October 10, 2019

Transplant surgeon is defamed by surgical director at Loma Linda Medical Center. $1.5 million. San Bernardino County.

When a surgeon accuses his superior of manipulating an organ transplant priority list, he is fired and defamed to colleagues. Jury finds defamation against the surgical director. $1.5 million verdict is followed by confidential settlement before punitive damages phase.

  • Case Name: Hootan Roozrokh v. Michael deVera, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, January 24, 2014