August 29, 2014

Won Appeal From Defense Jury Verdict

Payne & Fears LLP successfully defended a judgment in its client’s favor before the Second District of the California Court of Appeal. In Massoud v. Corinthian Colleges, Inc., Payne & Fears had obtained a complete defense verdict after a jury trial on claims of age discrimination and retaliation. The unsuccessful plaintiff appealed, asserting that the trial court had improperly denied several jury instructions that the plaintiff had requested. Payne & Fears argued in response that a litigant is not entitled to a slew of instructions that isolate or emphasize selective points in that party’s case. The Court of Appeal agreed and affirmed the judgment in all respects for Payne & Fears’ client. Jeff Brown, Erik Andersen and Rachel Warren handled the successful appellate proceedings.