Case Studies

Epstein Becker Green Obtains Dismissal of Wage and Hour Class Action Brought Against Health Care Client

In March 2014, Epstein Becker Green obtained a significant victory in a wage and hour class action brought against a health care client in California. Although our client was confronted with potential exposure in the millions of dollars, the case was resolved without any payment by our client. Epstein Becker Green obtained this result by first filing motions to dismiss and to strike portions of the Complaint. Those motions were granted in part, essentially cutting the case in half (the court dismissed the class claims, subject to plaintiff's right to attempt to amend the Complaint). When the plaintiff's attorneys chose not to try to amend the Complaint during the time permitted, Epstein Becker Green was able to convince the plaintiffs to dismiss the rest of the case based on documentation showing that the remaining claims were meritless.

The Epstein Becker Green team representing our client included Adam C. Abrahms, Michael S. Kun, and Deanna L. Ballesteros.

Epstein Becker Green Successfully Negotiates Union Agreements on Behalf of Nuclear Generating Station

On May 18, 2013, Epstein Becker Green completed the final step of negotiations on behalf of Southern California Edison for a significantly revamped successor collective bargaining agreement and a reorganization/reduction-in-force effects agreement with the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) Local 246, covering the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Despite taking place under the most difficult of circumstances, including political pressure, regulatory uncertainty, and the significant reduction in force, both agreements were reached without any job action or disruption.

Adam C. Abrahms led Epstein Becker Green's team, which also included Evan Rosen and Lisa M. Watanabe.