Representative Successes

A sampling of Mr. Garland’s successes includes:

  • Representing a client in a case of first impression brought against it by the EEOC, which claimed that the client had entered into an oral settlement agreement during the conciliation process. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed dismissal of the EEOC's complaint.
  • Convincing the New Jersey Supreme Court that an employer's leave policy was not discriminatory, despite a pregnant employee's claim that the policy disparately impacted females.
  • Winning a three-week jury trial for a large hotel and entertainment company, in which the former employee had alleged a hostile work environment based on age.
  • Defending a global financial services company in a case in which the Supreme Court of New York, Appellate Division, held that a former employee's disability discrimination claim should have been dismissed on the employer's summary judgment motion.
  • Quashing a $7 million whistleblower claim filed against a national insurance company by the president of the company's subsidiary: The plaintiff alleged that he was fired for reporting to the Department of Insurance that his employer had filed fraudulent financial statements. Mr. Garland succeeded in transferring the case from a court to arbitration, pursuant to the plaintiff's employment contract. The arbitrator ruled in favor of the insurance company.
  • Representing a large publicly traded utility company, Mr. Garland secured a jury verdict in the employer's favor, where the employee had alleged wrongful termination because of a disability.
  • Representing a hospital, Mr. Garland secured a jury verdict on behalf of an employer in another disability discrimination case.
  • Convincing a court not to enjoin a manufacturing company's security policy: To protect assets ($100 million of precious metals) on its premises, the company implemented a security policy that allowed the company to conduct searches requiring the removal of clothing, as warranted by the circumstances. Three female employees sued the company to stop enforcement of this policy. The case was covered by The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. After Mr. Garland argued that the security policy was reasonable, the court upheld the policy.

Some of Mr. Garland's reported decisions include the following:

  • George v. Prof’l Disposables Int’l, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 72912 (S.D.N.Y. June 1, 2016)
  • Lenox Corp. v. Robedee, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 68951 (D.N.J. May 25, 2016)
  • MasterCard Int’l Inc. v. Nike, Inc., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22209 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 23, 2016)
  • Lenart v. Coach, Inc., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 121757 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 11, 2015)
  • Schweikert v. Baxter Healthcare Corp., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 98627 (D.N.J. July 29, 2015)
  • Beeney v. InSightec, Inc., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 99616 (S.D.N.Y. July 7, 2014)
  • Mikinberg v. Bemis Company, Inc., 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 2007 (2d Cir. Feb. 3, 2014)
  • Grenion v. Farmers Insurance Exchange, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 97785 (E.D.N.Y. July 12, 2013)
  • Yamamoto v. Panasonic Corporation of North America, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS (D.N.J. July 2, 2013)
  • Heightened Independence and Progress, Inc. v. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, 693 F.3d 345 (3d Cir. 2012)
  • White v. Starbucks Corp., 2011 WL 6111882 (App. Div. Dec. 9, 2011), certif. den., 40 A.3d 732 (2012)
  • Swiatek v. Bemis Company, Inc., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 115946 (D.N.J. 2011)
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Philip Services Corporation, 635 F.3d 164 (5th Cir. 2011)
  • Davis v. The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs, Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46084 (D.N.J. 2009)
  • Steven Nunez v. Citibank, N.A., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7783 (S.D.N.Y. 2009)
  • Daley v. St. Barnabas Medical Center, Inc., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 89581 (D.N.J. 2006)
  • Sonia Pimentel v. Citibank, N.A., 811 N.Y.S.2d 381 (App. Div. 2006)
  • Gerety v. Atlantic City Hilton, 184 N.J. 391 (2005)
  • Lukacinsky v. Panasonic Service Company, 2004 WL 2915347 (D. Mass. 2004)
  • Tarulli v. Circuit City Stores, Inc., 333 F.Supp.2d 151 (S.D.N.Y. 2004)
  • Pilkington v. Bally's Park Place, Inc., 370 N.J.Super. 140 (App. Div. 2003), reversed, 180 N.J. 262 (2004)
  • DePace v. Matsushita Electric Corporation of America, 257 F.Supp. 2d 543 (E.D.N.Y. 2003)
  • Milligan v. Citibank, N.A., 88 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA) 38 (S.D.N.Y. 2001)
  • Prescott v. PNC Bank Corporation, 332 N.J.Super. 530 (App. Div. 2000)