Firm News

Victory in Binding Labor Arbitration!

Klein, Hockel, Iezza and Patel helped bring Rite Aid victory following a two-day binding arbitration against the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 26 (“ILWU”). An eighteen-year ILWU member grieved that he was wrongfully terminated because Rite Aid had...

Pharmacy Benefit Management Litigation Ends in Settlement

Klein, Hockel, Iezza & Patel PC’s (“KHIP”) client, a self-funded health plan, sued a Pharmacy Benefit Manager (“PBM”) to seek an audit of the plan's records.  The PBM engaged in scorched earth litigation tactics to avoid an audit and refused to resolve the case...

Victory In Pharmacy Benefit Management Litigation!

Klein, Hockel, Iezza & Patel PC is pleased to report that its client, a California school district, prevailed against a Midwest pharmacy benefit manager (“PBM”) in a three-day binding arbitration before an American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) Arbitrator and...

KHI&P client prevails in Anti-SLAPP appeal

On February 21, 2017, KHIP client Thrifty PayLess, Inc. (dba Rite Aid) prevailed in its defense of plaintiffs' appeal of a trial court order granting Rite Aid's Anti-SLAPP motion.  The case concerned an attempt by Plaintiffs to fill prescriptions at a San Leandro,...

Arbitrator Grants Summary Judgement

On December 21, 2016, Judge Judith Ryan, Ret., a JAMS Arbitrator, granted Summary Judgment for KHIP’s client, a Silicon Valley startup.  The Claimant initially filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court, but the matter was compelled to Arbitration following...

Klein, Hockel, Iezza & Patel P.C. Prevails in Termination Grievance

By Jonathan Klein On January 13, 2017, Arbitrator Norman Brand found in favor of our client that a Teamsters grievant was terminated for just cause after performance issues and several warnings and suspensions.  His grievance was denied. Teamsters Local 853 argued the...

Summary Judgment Granted!

On April 14, 2016, Mark Iezza was successful in obtaining Summary Judgment on behalf of KHK's clients, Rite Aid and two individually named supervisors, in Contra Costa County Superior Court.  In that matter, Vincent v. Rite Aid, Judge Jill Fannin dismissed all ten of...