Cost Recovery and Attorneys’ Fees Cap Summary Judgment Win in Harassment and Discrimination Lawsuit

When our client, a Fortune 500 provider of internet and cable services, terminated the employment of a software engineer for job abandonment, the former employee immediately filed a multi-claim civil action alleging racial harassment, disability discrimination, negligent supervision, wrongful termination and breach of contract.  While questioning him during deposition, which was conducted through a translator, we obtained crucial admissions.  Those admissions, combined with key documentary evidence, resulted in summary dismissal of all claims.  Faced with the threat that we would seek his share of the $10,000 statutory costs, as well as a portion of approximately $75,000 in attorneys’ fees, the plaintiff paid $15,000 to our client, rather than face a motion for fees and a cost bill request.

Location

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara

Counsel

Mark S. Spring
Alison L. Tsao

Related Industries

  • Technology & Telecommunications

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