Our client, a prominent player in the fast food industry, was sued for various forms of discrimination by a disgruntled former employee. The plaintiff improvidently chose to sue an individual supervisor as well. CDF represented both the employer and the supervisor and led the defense of the case, which included numerous requests for the plaintiff to voluntarily dismiss the individual supervisor. The plaintiff's attorney ignored the requests, necessitating a motion for summary judgment on behalf of the individual supervisor. The court not only granted the motion, but also awarded the employer its attorneys' fees incurred to defend the claims against the individual supervisor. To further put the pressure on the plaintiff, we obtained a variety of monetary sanctions against the plaintiff and plaintiff's counsel for failure to comply with discovery. The mounting defeats ultimately caused the plaintiff to voluntarily dismiss the lawsuit.
Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento