Published Decisions

Charlebois v. Angels Baseball
Charlebois v. Angels Baseball, Case No. SACV 10-0853 DOC(ANx), where the court stated about SDSHH “Moreover, Class Counsel’s firm reputation is prestigious and thus on par with its comparator firms. Class Counsel’s firm is a major player in litigating cutting edge international human rights cases, as exemplified by law partner Paul Hoffman’s February 2012 argument before the U.S. Supreme Court in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, Case No.1 0-1491. One of the members of Class Counsel, DeSimone, has been named by the Daily Journal among the Top 50 Employment Lawyers in the State of California, inclusive of lawyers from top international law firms, for three years in a row.”

Xue Lu et al. v. United States of America
Xue Lu et al. v. United States of America, 621 F.3d 944 (9th Cir. 2010) reversing dismissal of the case against the United States of America while holding an asylum officer was acting in the course and scope of employment when he demanded sexual favors and money in return for approving asylum applications.

Johnson v. United Cerebral Palsey
Johnson v. United Cerebral Palsey et al. 173 CA4th 740 (2009), a precedent setting case in which the Court of Appeal reversed a summary judgment and directed the trial court to admit evidence of other employees who contended they were subjected to discriminatory conduct similar to that alleged by the Plaintiff.

Wason v. AIG: Supervisors disability discrimination constitutes extreme and outrageous conduct sufficient to maintain infliction of emotional distress claim.

Brandi R. Griffith v. Paul Hamilton Davis
In Griffith v. Davis, 161 F.R.D. 687 (1995), DeSimone compels the United States of America to produce documents which pertained to the IRS investigation of the shooting death of a young man killed by an IRS special agent, which included the recorded statement of the IRS special agent.

Wayne Mogilefsky v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Silver Pictures, et al., Real Parties in Interest
Mogilefsky v. Silver Pictures, 20 Cal App. 4th 409 (1993) precedent setting published California decision to recognizing that same sex harassment violates the California Fair Employment & Housing Act and motive is irrelevant to sex harassment.