Verdicts & Settlements

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Kletter + Nguyen Law LLP has achieved successful results for more than 8,000 clients through trials, settlements, and administrative hearings. We are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi - Million Dollar Advocates Forum based on our recovery of Millions of dollars for our clients. While many settlement agreements require the amount paid to be confidential, the following results are representative of our cases.

EMPLOYMENT

$5,500,000 SETTLEMENT - Wage and hour class action (2009). Drivers of White Cap Construction Supply, a company owned by Home Depot, were consistently being denied their overtime wages and meal breaks. The case settled only after we aggressively advocated for the class of 400 drivers through a long fought battle that eventually resulted in class certification by the San Francisco Superior Court. The parties reached settlement shortly after class certification.

Undisclosed SETTLEMENT - Defamation, breach of contract and wages (2009). A high-profile technology company and its CEO engaged in a public disparagement campaign against their founder and former CEO and breached the conditions of his separation agreement. The parties reached a favorable settlement after Kletter + Nguyen Law LLP attorneys successfully defeated an Anti-SLAPP motion in the early stages of litigation.

$1,250,000 SETTLEMENT - Wage and hour class action (2009). The hourly employees for Boudin Bakeries, a nationally known bakery based in San Francisco, were being denied their meal and rest breaks. More than 900 employees were in the class.

$750,000+ SETTLEMENT - Misclassification of several store managers who were improperly denied overtime wages.

$700,000 SETTLEMENT - Age, race and gender discrimination (2010). A female African-American employee over the age of 40 was discriminated against by her employer, a high-profile investment banking firm. The employee suffered unequal pay, ongoing discrimination and wrongful termination based on her protected status. The parties reached settlement in early litigation.

$650,000 SETTLEMENT - Represented an executive of a Fortune 500 company in an employment dispute based upon retaliation.

$600,000+ SETTLEMENT - Partnership dissolution dispute.

$500,000+ SETTLEMENT - Gender discrimination (2007). A female employee was discriminated against and suffered adverse employment action by her employer, a high-profile investment banking firm. The parties reached a settlement pre-litigation.

$500,000+ SETTLEMENT - National and religious discrimination (2009). Two Yemenite Muslim employees were wrongfully terminated because of national origin and religious bias by their supervisor. The parties reached a settlement shortly before arbitration and received an arbitration award and attorneys' fees.

$450,000+ SETTLEMENT - Wage and hour class action.

$435,000 SETTLEMENT - Wage and hour class action on behalf of a class of adult care providers.

$325,000 SETTLEMENT - Race discrimination (2009). A female African-American employee was terminated from her job as a health care provider because of racial bias on the part of her supervisor.

$302,000 SETTLEMENT - Wage and hour class action. More than 2,500 security guard employees sued the employer for unpaid wages, missed breaks and other wage and hour claims.

$250,000+ VERDICT- Unpaid wages for seven professional drivers.

$200,000+ SETTLEMENT - Small number of class members.

$180,000 SETTLEMENT - Age and race discrimination (2011). A male African-American employee was wrongfully terminated.

$135,000 SETTLEMENT - Single employee unpaid overtime.

$125,000 SETTLEMENT - Breach of employment contract (2005). An attorney-employee was denied bonus payout pursuant to her employment agreement with a law firm. The parties reached settlement pre-litigation.

$110,000 Severance Agreement - Negotiated a favorable severance for a corporate manager.

$105,000 SETTLEMENT - The employee was wrongfully terminated and was owed overtime wages, missed meals/rest breaks wages, and penalties.

$100,000+ SETTLEMENT - Restaurant employee was misclassified and denied overtime.

$100,000 SETTLEMENT - Pregnancy discrimination (2010). A pregnant, female employee was discriminated against and suffered adverse employment action by her employer, a Fortune 500 credit company, after she announced her pregnancy. The parties reached settlement pre-litigation.

$95,000 SETTLEMENT - An employee was terminated from her job just a few days before she was scheduled to return to work from a medical leave of absence. The employer failed to engage in the interactive process to accommodate her disability. The parties reached settlement pre-litigation.

$85,000 SETTLEMENT - A major retail drugstore had a policy and practice of demanding their Assistant Managers work off the clock. The employee was subjected to age discrimination and wrongful termination. He was owed regular wages, overtime wages, and missed meals/rest breaks wages.

$75,000+ SETTLEMENT - Disability discrimination.

$41,000+ SETTLEMENT - An employee was owed overtime wages, missed meal and rest break wages after he was terminated from his position.

$26,000 VERDICT - Unpaid overtime.

Dismissal of Case - Employer representation.

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

$505,000 VERDICT - sexual assault, sexual harassment, unlawful imprisonment, unpaid wages and wrongful termination trial verdict in favor of a dental assistant against the harassing dentist and others. Santa Clara County Superior Court.$505,000 VERDICT - sexual assault, sexual harassment, unlawful imprisonment, unpaid wages and wrongful termination trial verdict in favor of a dental assistant against the harassing dentist and others. Santa Clara County Superior Court.

$505,000 VERDICT - Sexual assault, sexual harassment, unlawful imprisonment, unpaid wages and wrongful termination trial verdict in favor of a dental assistant against the harassing dentist and others. Santa Clara County Superior Court.

$160,000 VEREDICT - Plus punitive damages and attorney fees to be determined in a sexual assault at work  and sexual harassment case.

$170,000+ SETTLEMENT - Details of the case cannot be disclosed.

$160,000 SETTLEMENT - Sexual harassment against a female.

$150,000+ SETTLEMENT - Sexual harassment against a female, pre-trial settlement.

$145,000+ SETTLEMENT - Sexual harassment against a male, pre-trial settlement.

$110,000+ SETTLEMENT - Details of the case cannot be disclosed.

$100,000 SETTLEMENT - A female employee was sexually harassed by one of her employer’s clients. The employer failed to investigate and prevent further harassment. The parties reached settlement pre-litigation.

$65,000 SETTLEMENT - Details of the case cannot be disclosed.

$60,000+ SETTLEMENT - Sexual harassment of a female.

$52,000 SETTLEMENT - Female sexually harassed and retaliated against.

$50,000 SETTLEMENT - A female employee was terminated from her job after she complained of being subjected to sexual harassment and sexual battery by her co-worker. The parties reached settlement just days before trial.

 

LANDLORD-TENANT

$600,000 SETTLEMENT - Wrongful eviction and negligence (2007).  Multiple tenants were forcibly evicted because of a fire caused by the landlord's negligence.  After extensive litigation, the parties settled on the eve of trial.

$145,000 SETTLEMENT - Wrongful eviction of a tenant in San Francisco.

$95,000 Tenant Representation- Tenant buy-out.

 Possession of the Premise - Landlord representation.

 

ELDER ABUSE / PERSONAL INJURY

$165,000 SETTLEMENT, physical elder abuse and negligence (2009). A female, 86 year old who suffered from Alzheimer Syndrome was physically abused by her nursing care facility when they broke her arm and failed to treat her. The parties settled at the close of discovery and weeks before trial.

$55,000 SETTLEMENT - Assault victim.

Return of Real Estate obtained by fraud settlement

 

ERISA

Successfully represented more than 10 clients in recovering Long Term Disability benefits from insurers.

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