Kaiser charge nurse claims retaliation after being fired. $41M. Los Angeles County.

Long-time nurse in the NICU is fired after photo surfaces of her sitting down with her bare feet propped up on an isolette used to house a sick infant.  She says that the firing over the photo was just a pretext, that she was really fired in retaliation for repeatedly reporting unsafe conditions for patients at Kaiser. 

  • Case Name: Maria Gatchalian v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals & Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, December 11, 2023
  • Type of Case: Employment, Whistleblower

LAPD deputy chief harasses husband and later retaliates against his wife, both sworn officers. $10M. Los Angeles County.

LAPD deputy chief is said to retaliate against a female lieutenant under his command after previously harassing her husband, also a sworn officer.

  • Case Name: Stacey Vince v. City of Los Angeles, a government entity; Los Angeles Police Department, a government entity; and DOES 1 through 100, inclusive
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, March 17, 2023
  • Type of Case: Employment