In a case handled by Brian Walter, Mark Meyerhoff, David Urban and Alex Wong of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore's Los Angeles office, the Court granted all the motions, resulting in a defense victory on all claims. Judgment was entered in favor of Defendants.
LCW successfully defended the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Police Department, Chief William Bratton, and other high-level Police Department command staff in a retaliation action brought by nine police department sergeants who alleged they had suffered adverse emplyoment actions because of their participation in a wage and hour litigation against the City. The alleged adverse actions included disciplinary investigations, relief from duty, suspension, transfer, and denial of promotion. Plaintiffs attempted to bring the matter as a class action, but the Court dismissed the class allegations. Following depositions of each Plaintiff, of Chief Bratton, and some individual defendants, LCW brought nine summary judgment motions, one for each Plaintiff.
This case was re-published by the Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal (May 2011) and ALM's Verdict Search (May 2011).