Won summary judgment on behalf of First Tech Federal Credit Union in a discrimination case brought by a former employee who filed a claim under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Defended Western HyWay Oil Company in a lawsuit brought by a former fuel tanker driver. The driver had been severely injured at work and filed one of the company’s largest workers' compensation claims. He was later terminated for threatening his boss and filed suit alleging that he was fired in retaliation for utilizing the workers’ compensation system. The jury deliberated for just four and a half hours before returning a complete defense verdict.
Obtained a reversal in the Oregon Court of Appeals of a determination by the Oregon Employment Department that a contractor should have been classified as an employee.
Obtained partial summary judgment on behalf of FedEx Ground and an individual manager, dismissing the manager and obtaining sanctions against the plaintiff for suing the manager, and limiting the potential damages against FedEx Ground from $575,000 to $1,800.
Obtained a seven figure settlement on behalf of one insurance carrier against another for knowingly hiring three employees with noncompetition agreements and encouraging them to actively select their former accounts.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
July 8, 2015