Education Corporation of America’s abrupt closure of more than 70 campus locations raises questions concerning its obligations to staff and students.

By | 2018-12-07T15:11:15+00:00 December 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|

On December 5, 2018, Birmingham, Alabama based Education Corporation of America (“ECA”), operator of scores of for-profit colleges across the United States, abruptly announced that it was ceasing operations at more than 70 of its campus locations in December 2018.  The reasons cited for the closures included falling enrollment, financial concerns and loss of accreditation.  [...]

HAEGGQUIST & ECK TAPPED TO REPRESENT IMMIGRANT PARENTS AND CHILDREN IN  “ZERO TOLERANCE” FAMILY REUNIFICATION CASES  

By | 2018-10-19T11:46:42+00:00 October 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|

A team of Haeggquist & Eck attorneys have been appointed local counsel for two groups of immigrant parents and children separated at the Mexican border under the United States government’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, the firm announced today. HAE Managing Partner Alreen Haeggquist and Partner Aaron Olsen are local counsel of record in two of [...]

CALIFORNIA SENDS A MESSAGE TO THE NATION: WOMEN MUST BE REPRESENTED IN THE CORPORATE BOARDROOM

By | 2018-10-08T21:47:38+00:00 October 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|

California has again sent a message that gender inequality will not be tolerated – this time, in the corporate boardroom. Last weekend, Governor Jerry Brown, in one of his last acts as Governor, signed a bill making California the first state in the nation to require publicly-held companies to keep at least one women on [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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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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