Entries by Peder

Altshuler Berzon LLP Counsel Push Back Against Tesla’s Motion for a New Liability Trial in Action for Racial Harassment and Negligent Supervision

Dispute Tesla’s Reliance on 91-Year-Old Supreme Court Decision as Requiring Complete Retrial Nov. 4, 2022 – On behalf of plaintiff Owen Diaz, a former employee of Tesla at its automobile manufacturing facility in Freemont, California, Altshuler Berzon LLP today filed a brief in the Northern District of California opposing Tesla’s efforts to obtain a retrial […]

Altshuler Berzon LLP Honored in Annual “Best Law Firms” Publication by U.S. News – Best Lawyers

Altshuler Berzon LLP is pleased to announce its inclusion in the 2023 edition of “Best Law Firms” from U.S. News. U.S. News – Best Lawyers awarded Altshuler Berzon LLP Tier 1 national rankings in two practice areas: Appellate Practice and Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs. In addition to its national rankings, the firm earned […]

Court Grants Final Approval to Settlement of Pay Equity Class Action Against Google Providing $118 Million in Class Monetary Relief and Comprehensive Injunctive Relief

On October 25, 2022, San Francisco Superior Judge Andrew Y.S. Cheng granted final approval to the settlement and consent decree in the pay equity class action against Google in Ellis v. Google LLC.  The settlement covers approximately 17,200 female employees in 236 job titles (“covered positions”) in California since September 14, 2013.  The class members challenged Google’s practices of paying women […]

S.F. Judge Remands Oakland and San Francisco Climate-Deception Cases

Vacates Prior Dismissal of Four Defendants on Personal Jurisdiction Grounds Oct. 24, 2022 – After five years of procedural wrangling at all three levels of the federal court system, Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California today remanded to state court two “climate-deception” cases, which were filed in […]

Altshuler Berzon LLP Attorneys Urge State Courts to Reject U.S. Supreme Court’s Mistaken Understanding of State Law Issues in Viking River Cruises v. Moriana

Briefing on Remand to State Court Highlights Errors in Supreme Court Majority’s Analysis Oct. 20, 2022 – Hoping to transform an 8-1 initial loss in the Supreme Court into a complete victory in the state courts, Altshuler Berzon LLP and its co-counsel today urged the California Court of Appeal on remand from in Viking River […]

Altshuler Berzon LLP Attorney Matthew Murray Argues in Alaska Supreme Court

On October 13, 2022, Altshuler Berzon LLP partner Matthew Murray presented oral argument before the Alaska Supreme Court on behalf of the Alaska State Employees Association (ASEA) in State of Alaska v. ASEA. The case involves a challenge to the Alaska executive branch’s announcement in 2019 that the State would stop honoring public employees’ voluntary union […]

Ninth Circuit Affirms $95 Million Settlement of California Meal Break Claims Against Wells Fargo

Rejects Objectors’ Challenge in Expedited Appellate Proceedings Oct. 12, 2022 – The Ninth Circuit today affirmed the district court’s approval of a groundbreaking $95 million settlement in Ibarra v. Wells Fargo, which involved the claims of nearly 5,000 Wells Fargo home mortgage consultants who alleged that the Bank had used an unlawful formula for calculating […]

California Supreme Court Grants Review in Adolph v. Uber Technologies, Inc.

Limits Review to “PAGA Standing” Issue Addressed by U.S. Supreme Court in Viking River Cruises August 1, 2022 – The California Supreme Court unanimously granted review in Adolph v. Uber Technologies, Inc. on July 20 2022 and, on August 1, 2022, limited that review to a single issue: whether a plaintiff seeking civil penalties on […]