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Patrick Leo Mcguigan

Patrick Mcguigan’s Legal Cases

7 total

  • Bunch v. Department of Youth Services

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Date:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Outcome:
    Jury verdict for Plaintiff.
    Description:
    Ralph Bunch sued King County Department of Youth Services for race discrimination. I was an associate attorney with the Law Offices of Mary Ruth Mann and we represented Mr. Bunch. Mary Ruth Mann was lead attorney. We obtained a Plaintiff verdict and the jury awarded $340,000 in lost future wages and $240,000 in non-economic damages. Court of Appeals reduced the non-economic damages to $25,000. County petitioned for review and we cross-petitioned. Washington Supreme Court reversed the appeals court and reinststed the $240,000 economic damages.
  • DeVeny v. Hadaller

    Practice Area:
    Commercial
    Date:
    Jul 10, 2007
    Outcome:
    Reversed and remanded
    Description:
    While an associate with Law Offcies of Rand L. Koler, we filed suit against Hadaller and Simons for breach of contract and violation of Washington Trade Secrets Act. The trial court granted defendants' motion for summary judgment. I drafted the appeal brief and argued before Division II of Washington Court of Appeals. The Court reversed and remanded. The case settled thereafter.
  • Fiore v. PPG Industries, Inc. King County Cause No. 09-2-46813-3 SEA

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Date:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Outcome:
    Plaintiff prevailed on all of his claims.
    Description:
    Represented plaintiff in claim for unpaid wages and double damages for willful withholding of wages. Plaintiff claimed PPG intentionally misclassified him and other "Territory Managers" as Administrative Exempt" from Washington's Minimum Wage Act and the Fair Labor Stadards Act. The employer hired Littler Mendelson, a national employer defense firm well known for aggressive defense. The defendant PPG was also sued in three federal district courts by other Territory Managers. The Defendant refused to settle the matter early and instead used extremely aggressive litigation tactics. Defendant produced over 40,000 documents. I travelled to Pittsburgh for one week to take the depositions of PPG's top executives. Plaintiff lost in arbitration and filed for trial de novo. Both parties filed cross-motions for summary judgment. I briefed and argued Plaintiff's summary judgment motion and his motions in limine. Only days before trial was due to begin the Court, King County Presiding Judge Honorable Laura Inveen, granted Plaintiff's summary judgment motion on liability and also granted his motion in limine on willfullness. On June 11, 2011, the Court granted Plaintiff's fee petition and awarded $689,683.70 fees and $16,612.47 costs. The fees award included a 0.25 multiplier because of the difficulty of the case.
  • Dorn v. American Legion, King County Cause NO. 10-2-10169-1 KNT

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Date:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Outcome:
    Plaintiff prevailed on wages claim and retaliation claim.
    Description:
    I represented plaintiff who had filed claims for Wages Owed, Willful Withholding of Wages, and Retaliation. I was lead counsel in six-day jury trial.
  • Division I Court of Appeals Case No.66956-7-1

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Date:
    Jul 02, 2012
    Outcome:
    Summary Judgment affirmed
    Description:
    My firm represented plaintiff Andre Fiore in a wage claim case against his former employer, PPG Industries. I was lead counsel and argued plaintiff's summary judgment motion before King County presiding judge Laura Inveen. Judge Inveen granted Mr. Fiore's motion for summary judgment on his wage claim and on his willful withholding cliam. She also awarded almost $700,000 in attorneys fees and costs. PPG appealed to Division I. Yesterday, in an published opinion written by Judge Dwyer, Division I affirmed the trial court's summary judgment decision. The decision is a great decision for Washington state employees and will no doubt be cited in bfiefs for many years to come.
  • Order Denying Appelant's Petition for Review, Supreme Court Case No.87706-8.

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Date:
    Dec 05, 2012
    Outcome:
    My client, Mr. Fiore prevailed through to the Washington Supreme Court.
    Description:
    In Fiore v. PPG, the Defendant appealed the trial court's order granting summary judgment and attorneys' fees. The Court of Appeals affirmed trial court. On December 5, 2012 the Washington Supreme Court denied the appellant's petition for review, thereby, ending the case, which was filed December 2010. The defendants have agreed to pay Mr. Fiore's $30,000 judgment and HKM's $670,000 attorneys' fees on February 1, 2013.
  • Winfrey v. Moxy Commerce, Inc., Federico Pacquing, Philippe Toudic and Robert Shippey

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Date:
    Aug 12, 2013
    Outcome:
    Plaintiff got summary judgment against Moxy Commerce, on July 29, 2013. At trial the jury found that the individual defendants willfully withhedld Plaintiff's wages and awarded her $178,000 total damages.
    Description:
    King County Cause No.12-2-08101-8 SEA Plaintiff sued former employers for willful withholding of wages. Attorney Patrick McGuigan was lead counsel entire case through trial (March 2012 - August 2013).