Case Conclusion Date: 06.20.2011
Practice Area: Employment and labor
Outcome: Trial Win on Complaint; Trial Win on Cross-Complaint
Description: In this matter independent contractors claimed to be our clients' employees and sought statutory damages for employment misclassification and for on-the-job back injury. We defended by proving that the contractors were not employees. We also cross-complained that the contractors performed certain work without a proper license under California's strict Business and Professions Code. After a four-week bench trial, the Court dismissed all of the contractors causes of action against our clients and awarded for us, and against the contractors, nearly a quarter of a million dollars on our cross complaint and all costs.