The New York Times published an article discussing a lawsuit filed by LVBH on behalf of Emily Kramer against her former employer, the financial technology company Carta. In her lawsuit, Kramer alleges claims for gender discrimination, denial of equal pay, retaliation, and wrongful termination. As the article notes, Ms. Kramer claims that she was paid […]
A leading technology media company published an article featuring LVBH client Emily Kramer and LVBH partner Sharon Vinick. TechCrunch interviewed Kramer and Vinick regarding the lawsuit filed against Silicon Valley company Carta, in which Kramer alleges gender discrimination, denial of equal pay, retaliation, and wrongful termination.
July 21, 2020 – SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – Emily Kramer, former Carta executive and VP of Marketing, filed suit against the equity-management software maker today, alleging that Carta discriminated against her on the basis of gender, retaliated against her, wrongfully terminated her in violation of public policy, violated the California Equal Pay Act, and failed […]
Sacramento City Unified School District settled a high-profile sexual assault lawsuit, agreeing to district-wide policy improvements and to pay $400,000 to former student Virginia,* after school official forced Virginia to leave school for the rest of the semester upon discovering she was raped by two schoolmates at an off-campus party in 2016. The lawsuit, filed […]
March 10, 2020 – Two popular professors at Life Chiropractic College West, filed suit against the Hayward-based college, alleging the college retaliated against them for complaining about sexual harassment, gender discrimination and unequal pay. The lawsuit [Tamara MacIntyre and Monique Andrews v. Life Chiropractic College West] claims that Tamara MacIntyre, who was Dean of Clinical […]
On May 24, 2019, LVBH won a $325,000 jury verdict in Alameda County Superior Court against the UC Regents and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on behalf of Kathy Eidson, a long-time employee of the Lab. Ms. Eidson began working at the Lab in 2001 as an electrician. In 2006, she fell off a ladder […]
A long-time professor brought a lawsuit against the university alleging denial of tenure because of gender and disability discrimination. To reach the resolution, partners Jean Hyams and Leslie Levy combed through thousands of pages of tenure files, deposed high-level university officials, and represented the plaintiff during mediation.
Partner Sharon Vinick represented an African American woman who alleged that she had been discriminated and retaliated against due to her race and gender, while she was a neurosurgery resident at UCSF. Following her termination for alleged poor performance, Sharon filed suit on her behalf, alleging claims for discrimination, retaliation, and breach of contract. After extensive litigation, the case settled on non-confidential terms.