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Full Summary Judgment on Claims Asserted Under ADA and Withdrawal of FMLA Claims

Joyce Gist Lewis won summary judgment for her governmental entity client on claims asserted under Americans with Disabilities Act based upon a showing that the client lacked control of the adverse employment decision. The Plaintiff withdrew claims asserted under the Family Medical Leave Act following the filing of the summary judgment motion.


Joint Employer Liability Issues

Joyce Gist Lewis presented on joint employer liability issues at the NAMWOLF Regional Conference on Employment Law and Diversity Issues for Silicon Valley on August 23, 2018.


Student/Faculty Friendship Revisited

Halsey Knapp guided a professor through a graduate student’s 25 year after-the-fact re-evaluation of a friendship without any publicity or lasting harm to his reputation or his standing in the eyes of his institution. (Summer 2018).


Oral Bonus Claim Fails

Halsey Knapp and Patricia Minton defeated a supervisor’s effort to enforce an oral bonus arrangement made over the owner’s kitchen table in 1983 that went undocumented, accrued, and unpaid for more than 20 years and only to be asserted in the amount of 3.2 million dollars after the death of the business’ owner. Multi-State Financial […]


Is A Bonus Due to Terminated Employee?

Halsey Knapp and Patricia Minton represent a full-service power industry vendor that provides power services and equipment to its clients who has been sued by its terminated chief operations officer.  The former operations head disputes the terms of his employment and contends that, despite being terminated, he is entitled to a discretionary bonus and ownership […]


Dismissal of Title VII and Sec. 1983 Claims

Joyce won a pre-discovery dismissal of all Title VII and Sec. 1983 claims asserted against individual elected official and county department head by a Plaintiff claiming that she was terminated because of a perceived disability.


Successful Resolution of Claim Alleging Race Discrimination and Retaliation

Plaintiff alleged that he was paid less than white co-workers and was constructively terminated for having made complaints of racial discrimination. Prior to moving for summary judgment, Joyce Gist Lewis reached a confidential settlement for less than one-half the cost of her client’s attorneys’ fees and obtained an agreement from the Plaintiff not to apply […]


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