Civil Litigation

red light camera worker

Off-the-Clock and Overtime Pay at Issue in Red Light Camera Company Lawsuit

Jan 5, 2017

California employees are protected against off-the-clock work and must receive overtime pay for longer hours in accordance with California prevailing wage law. When violations of that law occur, companies are at risk for fines and civil litigation. A red light camera company is currently in the midst of a lawsuit […]

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Donahoo Client Says Justice Done in Financial Fraud Case (Fox 11 News Video)

Sep 1, 2016

Christine Ramirez told Fox 11 News reporters in a video published August 31, 2016 that justice was done in a recent financial fraud case against MetLife. The Los Angeles Superior Court jury awarded almost $16 million to Ramirez in the case. Watch the video now. Attorneys Richard Donahoo of Donahoo & Associates, […]

For Volkswagen, the Facts are Where the Rubber Will Meet the Road

Sep 24, 2015

In mid-September Volkswagen shocked the world by acknowledging that defeat devices were used in as many as 11 million of its diesel vehicles worldwide. These devices enabled the vehicles to deceive regulators by passing emission tests even though under regular road conditions the vehicles exceed standards for nitrogen oxide emissions […]

Prevailing Wage Coverage Extends to Traffic Light Camera Installation Projects

Jul 31, 2014

Work covered by California’s Prevailing Wage Law includes installation of traffic light cameras.   A recent article about red light light cameras highlights a prevailing wage issue that may not be commonly understood. Projects paid in full or in part with public funds require payment of prevailing wage rates, which are […]

Employee Remedies for ESOP Fraud

Jun 25, 2014

Recently the Wall Street Journal featured three articles related to Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP) and valuation practices that put employees’ retirement funds at risk.  These articles discuss increased scrutiny by the federal government to ensure that employees are not cheated in their ESOP retirement funds. They also describe the […]

Careful what you wish for…the risk of decertification

Mar 21, 2014

Employment cases routinely proceed as class actions. Plaintiffs and their attorneys seek to represent large numbers of employees to correct common legal wrongs and to obtain common fund damages. Employers and their counsel reflexively contest class certification or seek to decertify class action cases after certification is granted. But decertification […]

United States Court of Appeals Invalidates 24 Hour Fitness Arbitration Agreement

Jan 25, 2012

On January 25, 2012 the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals published its opinion in Carey v. 24 Hour Fitness (5th Cir. No. 10-20845).  The court held that 24 Hour Fitness’s 2005 Arbitration Agreement is illusory and unenforceable.  Carey, a former 24 Hour Fitness employee, argued that the arbitration agreement was […]

Law360: 24 Hour Fitness Workers Want Arbitrations Kept in California

Jan 25, 2012

A recent article in Law360 provides an current overview of the 24 Hour Fitness overtime case.  Almost 1,000 current and former employees of the company have brought overtime claims against 24 Hour Fitness.  In the latest turn of events, the case is proceeding to arbitration and the parties are litigating […]

24 Hour Fitness Cases Head to Arbitration

Jan 24, 2012

Almost 1,000 former employees of 24 Hour Fitness continue to pursue their former employer for unpaid overtime. A 2011 ruling decertified the collective action filed in California, and the case is now headed into arbitration where each of the 983 claims will be adjudicated by an arbitrator.

Richard E. Donahoo Named Liaison Counsel in PONZI case

Dec 12, 2011

On November 29, 2011 Hon. Elihu M. Berle named Orange County lawyer Richard E. Donahoo Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel in related cases involving Diversified Lending Group (“In Re DLG”) currently pending before Los Angeles Superior Court Civil Complex Division.

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