- Employee of business client terminated for poor performance. Employee, who had brought two prior worker’s compensation claims, sued client for worker’s compensation retaliation claiming termination was related to her filing of worker’s compensation claim. At jury trial, after employee put on case, sought a directed verdict on behalf of client and court granted.
- An employee of a major national restaurant chain was threatened with violence by an ex-boyfriend. An injunction for protection was obtained for this business client prohibiting the ex-boyfriend from coming near the workplace or otherwise threatening the employee.
- An employee of a large utility company was threatened with violence by a former subordinate employee who was known to have a gun. An injunction for protection was obtained for this business client prohibiting the former employee from coming near the workplace or otherwise threatening the supervisor.
- Physician employee left practice and set up competing practice nearby. Employee had entered a non-compete with the medical practice business client. Sought an injunction prohibiting violation of the non-compete on behalf of the client. Employee retained Harvard law graduate at cost of $25,000.00 and was assured victory. After lengthy evidentiary hearing court found in favor of client, competing medical practice was closed, and former physician employee worked out of state for balance of period of required non-competition.
- Non-profit business client terminated management level employee for poor performance. Employee brought suit claiming fraud, breach of an oral contract, promissory estoppel and wrongful termination. Subsequent to filing of motion to dismiss the case it was voluntarily dismissed by the former employee without payment of any kind being made by business client.
- Animal hospital business client purchased dog grooming business of another party and employed them as part of the agreement for purchase. The employee, former business owner, signed a non-compete but left employment, went to work for a company which owned a chain of veterinary clinics, and solicited former customer of grooming business which had been purchased by business client. Brought suit for business client against former employee and business that she went to work for seeking an injunction, damages for breach of contract and other relief. The matter was settled on confidential terms.
- Represented New Jersey based major new home interior finish design and installation company and employees sued by Georgia based competitor/former employer of employees in federal court in Virginia and Florida for trade secret theft under common law and state versions of Uniform Trade Secrets Act, breach of restrictive covenants, and violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, among other claims. Defeated attempt to obtain injunction and expedited discovery at evidentiary hearing. Defeated repeated attempts to inspect computers, cell phones and other devices. Obtained confidential settlement of both cases on terms satisfactory to clients.
- Represented Nevada hotel cleaning services company in litigation brought by alleged employee in Massachusetts state court for overtime under the Massachusetts Wage Act. Contended fluctuating workweek method of compensation applied and damages were only roughly 25% of what was being sought. Obtained confidential settlement satisfactory to client prior to filing a response with the court.