Case Studies

KBY Super Lawyer plaques

Wage and Hour Class Action

Los Angeles Superior Court

Defeated class certification of meal and rest breaks in wage and hour class action lawsuit against a Fortune 500 national retailer. Favorably resolved ancillary remaining issues.

Wage and Hour/Anti-SLAPP

Santa Clara Superior Court

Filed cross-complaint against employees who sued our client alleging that they were misclassified as exempt from overtime and successfully defeated employees’ anti-SLAPP motion, recovering over $60,000 in attorneys’ fees on behalf of a Fortune 500 national retail employer.

Discrimination and Retaliation

Los Angeles County Superior Court

Obtained a favorable settlement during trial of a discrimination and retaliation claim on behalf of a Fortune 100 Company in the Transportation Industry.

Wrongful Termination/Fraud

Riverside Superior Court

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of largest Recreational Vehicle (RV) Dealer in California in wrongful termination and fraud case.


Northern District of California/Ninth Circuit

Compelled arbitration of discrimination and retaliation claims.  Resolved for nuisance value days before commencement of arbitration.


Northern District of California

Following 18 depositions by plaintiff, obtained complete summary judgment in lawsuit against a Fortune 500 national retailer.  The Ninth Circuit granted our motion to dismiss the employee’s appeal.

Trade Secrets

Eastern District of California

Asserted trade secret, breach of contract and interference claims against competitor and former employees on behalf of national nursing registry.  Obtained substantial settlement on behalf of our client.

ADA Access

Central District of California

Obtained complete dismissal on behalf of Fortune 500 national retailer, for no money settlement or other non-pecuniary benefit, in customer’s claim that he was denied access because of improper parking lot “striping” for disabled customers.

Trade Secrets

Central District of California

Successfully defended company that was sued for misappropriating trade secrets by defeating a motion for preliminary injunction, resulting in a walk away settlement with no payment, no confidentiality and no restriction on future competition.



Following four day arbitration, obtained award on behalf of a Fortune 500 retailer in defense of a harassment and retaliation case.

Retaliation/Injunctive Relief

Orange County Superior Court

Represented residential mobile home park in an action for injunctive relief to obtain the return of company property from a former employee and in the defense of a cross-complaint asserting breach of contract, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, failure to pay wages, retaliation, intentional interference with prospective advantage and intentional infliction of emotional distress claims.  Successfully obtained the return of all misappropriated property, the complete dismissal of an individual defendant from the action by way of demurrer (without leave to amend) and negotiated the settlement of the cross-complaint during mediation.

Partnership Dispute

Orange County Superior Court

Obtained a defense verdict for one of the largest Orange County law firms against a departing partner.  Successfully defended the appeal.

Trade Secrets/Arbitration


Successfully defended two executives sued by their former employer for misappropriation of trade secrets (2010) in a 12-day arbitration.

ADA Access

Central District of California

Obtained complete dismissal, for no money settlement or other non-pecuniary benefit, of claim by patron of Newport Beach non-profit that she was denied access because of her “service dog."

Sex Harassment/Current Employee

Orange County Superior Court

Represented packaging company in the defense of claims for discrimination and sexual harassment by disgruntled, current employee.  The case was favorably resolved through informal negotiations early in the litigation process and we were able to include as part of the settlement the employee’s separation from the company.


Orange County Superior Court

Represented Southern California 20+ hotel chain in the defense of disability discrimination, failure to accommodate, retaliation and wrongful termination claims.  Early mediation successfully resolved matter and limited defense costs by client.


Los Angeles Superior Court

Successfully defended an engineering company from claims of retaliatory discharge and whistle-blowing involving a large public works project.  Obtained upfront dismissal with a waiver of costs.

Wage and Hour Class Action

Los Angeles Superior Court

Obtained favorable class action settlement on a reversionary, claims-made basis, resulting in a low per work week to class members of a Fortune 500 Company.

Wage and Hour Class Action

Kern County Superior Court

Represented a national security company in a class action lawsuit alleging meal/rest break violations for security guards.  Successfully negotiated a settlement during mediation in advance of Plaintiff filing a class certification motion.

Sex Harassment

Orange County Superior Court

Defended Orange County technology company against sexual harassment lawsuit, while working cooperatively with Japanese parent company. Successfully obtained dismissal of one individual defendant and resolved all claims against the remaining defendants in mediation in advance of trial.



Represented Fortune 100 company in the Transportation industry in defending retaliation and wrongful termination claims.  Using an alternative fee arrangement, successfully resolved in an early mediation prior to litigation.


Los Angeles Superior Court

Represented owner of national restaurant chain.  Obtained judgment on the pleadings five days before the scheduled trial, and the owner was determined to be the prevailing party for purposes of costs.

Trade Secrets

Orange County Superior Court

Successfully prosecuted a claim for unfair competition and misappropriation of trade secrets by an advertising company against a former employee, obtaining significant financial settlement for our client.