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Life Insurance Companies Caught Overcharging

By | 2018-08-08T10:55:10+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Earlier this year, a federal jury awarded more than $34 million to State Farm policy holders in a class action trial after finding State Farm systemically overcharged its policyholders for 23 years.  (Vogt v. State Farm Life Insurance Co., 16:4170-cv-C-NKL). This is just one, of many, of these types of cases in which insurance companies [...]

CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT RULES AGAINST STARBUCKS: NO MORE SHORT-CHANGING EMPLOYEES!

By | 2018-08-03T17:59:57+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

In a much-needed win for employees, the California Supreme Court unanimously held that Starbucks must pay its workers for minutes regularly spent off the clock. Not only is this a win for Starbucks’ employees, but it is a win for all California employees as it is another reminder to employers to pay workers for every [...]

ALREEN HAEGGQUIST SELECTED TO LEAD LAWYERS CLUB SEX HARASSMENT TASK FORCE 

By | 2018-07-31T11:55:41+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Haeggquist & Eck, LLP Managing Partner Alreen Haeggquist has been selected to co-chair the Lawyers Club of San Diego's Sexual Harassment Task Force. The initiative, created in response to the national dialogue on sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement, is intended to provide an exploratory forum to determine the larger role of Lawyers Club in the [...]

KATHLEEN HERKENHOFF APPOINTED TO PLAINTIFFS’ EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE IN APPLE CONSUMER CLASS ACTION 

By | 2018-07-26T08:30:58+00:00 July 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Haeggquist & Eck, LLP partner Kathleen Herkenhoff has been appointed to serve on the Plaintiffs' Executive Committee for a massive class action lawsuit against Apple. The case, In re: Apple Inc. Device Performance Litigation, focuses on claims that Apple sold materially defective iPhones and iPads worldwide over a multi-year period, and that Apple purposefully caused further impairment to the performance [...]

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HAE VERDICT RANKED AMONG TOP 50 LABOR & EMPLOYMENT JURY AWARDS

By | 2018-07-23T16:26:28+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Last year, HAE partners Alreen Haeggquist and Aaron Olsen secured a $492,000 verdict against Kaiser Permanente on behalf of a former medical assistant the jury found was wrongfully terminated due to her son’s medical condition.  The verdict came on the heels of a four-week trial in San Diego Superior Court and marked the first time a novel "associational discrimination" theory [...]

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Haeggquist & Eck Files Sexual Harassment Suit Against San Diego Sheriff’s Department

By | 2018-08-23T14:57:39+00:00 July 19th, 2018|Employment Law|

Haeggquist & Eck is representing the second woman to step forward with allegations of sexual harassment against former San Diego County Assistant Sheriff Richard Miller, the firm announced today. The lawsuit filed Thursday in San Diego Superior Court alleges multiple violations of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act by the County of San Diego.  It also [...]

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EPIC SYSTEMS CORP. V. LEWIS: THE SUPREME COURT DELIVERS A MAJOR BLOW TO EMPLOYEES

By | 2018-06-14T11:39:51+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|

EPIC SYSTEMS CORP. V. LEWIS: THE SUPREME COURT DELIVERS A MAJOR BLOW TO EMPLOYEES Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered an uppercut to workers’ rights by approving “class action waivers” in private arbitration clauses. In Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, the Supreme Court (5-4) held that employers can prevent employees from bringing class actions [...]

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THE TIME HAS COME TO MIND THE GAP: RIZO AND THE STATUS OF GENDER PAY INEQUALITY TODAY

By | 2018-04-18T20:01:17+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

On April 10, 2018, the world “celebrated” the 22nd official Equal Pay Day. Sadly, April 10th symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned the previous year.[1] Even worse, for African-American women, Equal Pay Day does not come until August 7th, and Hispanic women must wait until November 1st.[2] [...]

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Big Win for Securities Class Action Plaintiffs Seeking to File Class Claims in State Court for Violations of the Securities Act of 1933 — U.S. Supreme Court Unanimously Reaffirms State Court Jurisdiction

By | 2018-03-20T19:13:57+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

By Kathleen A. Herkenhoff, Esq. On March 20, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Cyan, Inc. et al. v. Beaver County Employees Retirement Fund et al., No. 15-1439 (the “Cyan Opinion”), finding that the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998 (“SLUSA”) did not alter the longstanding provisions of the Securities [...]

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Getting To Know HAE: Meet Jenna Rangel

By | 2018-03-14T08:12:56+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|

This week we're highlighting employment law associate Jenna Rangel, a San Diego native who shares her North Park home with her husband Pedro and her one-year-old son Santiago. Why San Diego? When you’re born and raised in this weather, you can’t live anywhere else! What inspired you to pursue a career in law? It was a slow [...]

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