Bus driver with chronic health conditions is fired for repeated absences, but he claims that he is disabled and L.A. Metro failed to make reasonable accommodations. Offer of $100,000 before trial, but jury says $1.9 million.
Case Name: Raphael Vasquez v. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Prison doctor of 15 years is fired and not told why; unanimous verdict on breach of contract against California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Plaintiff surgeon had treated females in two state prisons.
Case Name: Muhammad Anwar, M.D. v. State of California, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, November 08, 2012
Plaintiff is terminated after he complains of his boss's drug use at work. Plaintiff contends that his boss's connections to lucrative clients and involvement in a company merger was major factor in plaintiff's being terminated.
Case Name: Andrew MacDonald v. Ascent Media Group, Inc., et al
Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Plaintiff claimed violations of safety regulations and wage/hour law after working many years for UPS. After a failed attempt at a class-action, plaintiff filed individual suit and encouraged many other managers to do the same. Plaintiff said he was fired after an incident fabricated by defendant. Jury awards substantial punitive damages.
Case Name: Michael Marlo v. United Parcel Service, Inc.
Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, August 24, 2012
Employer required hazardous materials truck driver to make deliveries in severe storm, then insisted he return for more after his shift even though he informed employer he had been drinking after work. He was fired for not returning to work.
Case Name: Webb v. Ramos Oil Company
Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, July 13, 2012