March 13, 2014

Obtained Defense Verdict in Employment Discrimination Case

Payne & Fears LLP won a defense verdict for its client in an employment discrimination case, Massoud v. Corinthian Colleges, Inc., following an eight-day trial in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The plaintiff alleged that she had been discriminated against based upon her age, and then terminated because of her age and in retaliation for making complaints about alleged discrimination.  Payne & Fears LLP presented evidence on behalf of her employer that it had terminated the plaintiff for reasons having nothing to do with her age or with any alleged complaints, and that she had not even made any complaints of discrimination. The jury deliberated less than an hour-and-a-half before returning a complete defense verdict in the employer’s favor.  Jeff Brown and Rachel Warren represented the successful employer.