Newmeyer Dillion Defends National Homebuilder in California Age Discrimination and Wrongful Termination Claim Resulting in Total Defense
Successfully defended a national homebuilder in its first labor and employment lawsuit, which was centered around age discrimination and wrongful termination. Not only could this lawsuit have jeopardized the culture and reputation of the client, but the victory prevented the client from paying over $560,000 in alleged lost wages and non-economic damages, $2 million in punitive damages and up to $400,000 in attorney fees sought by the plaintiff. Drawing from our extensive experience defending clients in high-stakes labor and employment disputes, our strategy focused on guiding the company through each stage of the lawsuit – protecting their reputation and leaving no stone unturned as our team triumphed through five full days of arbitration and the examination of 13 witnesses scattered across the country. Ultimately, the client walked away paying $0 in total – a monumental win for the client and the second total defense verdict for Michael Studenka and our Labor & Employment team in 90 days.