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  • Legal Leaders: Top Rated Lawyers – Shegerian & Associates

    February 1, 2023

    Carney Shegerian and the trial lawyers of Shegerian & Associates reflect on the past year as one of the most memorable and critical in the plaintiffs employment firm’s history. “When courtrooms reopened, we were back in our element securing the favorable results for which we are known,” said founder Carney R. Shegerian, who closed out […]

  • Ex-Farmers Insurance Lawyer Adds $2.3 Million to Retaliation Win

    February 1, 2023

    Farmers Insurance Exchange and Farmers Insurance Group must pay roughly $2.27 million in attorneys’ fees to a legal executive who a jury found was fired in retaliation for testimony he was about to give backing female in-house lawyers in a class pay bias lawsuit.The California Superior Court for Los Angeles County entered an order in […]

  • Judicial Council of California Issues Opinion in Fiona Trinity Vs. Life Insurance Co. of North America Case

    May 25, 2022

    SACRAMENTO, California, May 25 (TNSsro) — The Judicial Council of California issued the following opinion (No. B312302): FIONA TRINITY, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF NORTH AMERICA et al., Defendants and Appellants. APPEAL from an order of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Michelle Williams Court, Judge. Affirmed. Littler Mendelson, Tanja L. Darrow and Sheerin Mehdian for Defendants and Appellants. Shegerian & Associates, Carney […]

  • Shegerian & Associates: LA Jury Awards SVP of Claims Litigation Groundbreaking $155.4 Million Verdict in Wrongful Termination Case Against Farmers Group, Inc., Farmers Insurance Exchange

    December 16, 2021

    LOS ANGELES – Two companies have been ordered to pay a former Senior Vice President of Claims Litigation $155.4 million in compensatory and punitive damages after he prevailed in his wrongful termination suit. The jury on Tuesday found that Farmers Group, Inc. and Farmers Insurance Exchange had retaliated against Andrew Rudnicki, a devoted and decorated […]

  • Burbank Unified School District Renews Contract With Family Services Agency of Burbank

    August 31, 2019

    NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Burbank Unified School District, (“BUSD”), has renewed its contract with mental health services provider Family Services Agency of Burbank. The news comes after Sunita Batra, who served as Director of Special Education at BUSD, filed a lawsuit against the District for wrongful termination. Batra is […]

  • Shegerian & Associates: Activision Blizzard Pregnancy Apps Sharing Employee Data With Employers

    August 30, 2019

    NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, April 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Activision Blizzard is now facing scrutiny after it was discovered the company paid pregnant employees for access to the data from their Ovia Health app. Ovia Health provides a suite of apps for family planning and wellness. With the app Ovia, users input their personal […]

  • EEOC Finds Sexual Harassment Claims on the Rise

    August 29, 2019

    NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — According to data from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, there was a significant increase in sexual harassment charges of discrimination during 2018. The data shows that retaliation continues to be the most frequently filed charge with the agency. However, there was a 13.6% increase […]

  • What Inglewood IS Doing Right

    August 28, 2019

    Mayor James T. Butts, Jr. Reveals in Sit-Down Interview with Renowned Employee Rights Attorney-Syndicated Radio Host Carney Shegerian INGLEWOOD, Calif., May 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — In just over a year, the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers are expected to play their first games in their future home: the $5 billion LA Stadium and Entertainment District […]

  • In CNN Free Speech/Bias Case, Calif. Considers SLAPP’s Reach

    August 27, 2019

    California Supreme Court justices appeared skeptical of CNN arguments that the state’s anti-SLAPP statute, which protects free speech rights in matters of public interest, should defeat a black ex-producer’s discrimination and retaliation lawsuit. The acronym SLAPP stands for “strategic lawsuits against public participation.” Under the statute, a defendant in California arguing that a lawsuit is […]

  • Former Forever 21 Employee Sues For Wrongful Termination

    August 26, 2019

    NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, May 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — A former Forever 21 employee has sued her managers for wrongful termination citing discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Dennis “Paris” Naranjo, who is transgender, claims she suffered repeated harassment at the hands of her former managers. Naranjo began working at the Northridge store as a sales […]

  • Huy Fong Foods, Inc. Faces Workplace Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

    August 25, 2019

    NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, May 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Juan Carlos Bravo, a former employee at Huy Fong Foods, Inc. with a disability, filed a lawsuit against the company alleging wrongful termination, retaliation and harassment. Bravo is represented by Carney Shegerian, the founder of Los Angeles-based employee rights law firm Shegerian & Associates. Bravo […]