CW wins yet another jury trial in 2022
On November 17, 2022, CW partner Kathleen Erskine and counsel Roya Ladan secured a complete defense verdict in favor of CW's client, United Teachers Los Angeles ("UTLA"), following an 11-day jury trial in Los Angeles Superior Court. After only approximately 90 minutes of deliberation, the jury rejected the plaintiff's claims of constructive termination, retaliation, and failure to prevent retaliation and delivered a verdict entirely in favor of UTLA, finding no liability and awarding no damages against UTLA.
Ms. Erskine, the head of CW's Employment Litigation practice, explained, "[i]t is gratifying that the jury clearly saw that UTLA did nothing to retaliate against the plaintiff, Ms. Astine Suleimanyan, and that her resignation was just that -- a voluntary choice to leave UTLA. . . We are extremely happy for UTLA. It is an important organization in Los Angeles dedicated to supporting workers and promoting fairness and respect in the workplace. The jury got it right."
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