Close Menu
Contact Us Today 818-547-5000

Author Archives: Site Administrator

Court Slashes Requested Attorneys’ Fees

By Knapp Petersen Clarke |

The court in Kamali v. California Department of Transportation approved a “Draconian” reduction of attorneys’ fees by the trial court in a discrimination case. Plaintiff’s counsel won the case and sought more than $3.6 million in attorneys’ fees. The trial court awarded “only” $889,280 in fees. KPC Legal Audit provided opinion testimony, by André… Read More »

New Law Mandates Sick Pay For All Employees

By Knapp Petersen Clarke |

On September 10, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed a landmark bill requiring most employers in California to provide paid sick days. The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (“The Act”- H.R.1286) will take effect on July 1, 2015. Under the Act, leave will be provided to “ensure that workers in California can address… Read More »

Limiting Prevailing Party Attorneys’ Fees

By Knapp Petersen Clarke |

Recently, a federal judge in San Francisco limited the prevailing plaintiff’s attorneys’ fees in a Disabilities Act case, giving a blueprint for how to attack excessive fees. Fees of $1.4 million were sought. The defendant restaurant argued the fees and costs should be no more than $400,000. The court found that “unsurprisingly, the appropriate… Read More »