August 29, 2014

Obtained Ninth Circuit Order Affirming Summary Judgment

Payne & Fears LLP prevailed before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, obtaining an order affirming a complete defense summary judgment for the Firm’s client. In Silver v. Corinthian Colleges, Inc., the plaintiff had brought claims against her former employer for violation of the Family Medical Leave Act, wrongful termination, and failure to pay wages due. The United States District Court for the Central District of California granted summary judgment in favor of the defendant on all claims, including a counterclaim for overpaid wages. The plaintiff appealed, arguing that recent amendments to the FMLA had made summary judgment improper. The Ninth Circuit affirmed the judgment for the defendant employer in its entirety. Jeff Brown, Erik Andersen and Alejandro Ruiz handled the case through appeal.