Firm News

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...

Summary Judgment Granted!

On August 17, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut granted Summary Judgment for KHK's client, Penske Truck Leasing, in a discrimination and retaliation suit brought by Plaintiff Steve Dabson.  In that Order, District Judge Janet C. Hall...

Kelly, Hockel & Klein, P.C. Prevails After Six-Year Battle

“The strongest of all warriors are these – time and patience.” –Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace After six years of litigation and two jury trials against one of Southern California’s most successful and aggressive plaintiffs’ lawyers, Kelly Hockel & Klein, P.C. emerged...

First Round Knock-Out

A plaintiff recently learned that it’s one thing to make baseless allegations but it’s quite another to try and get away with it. In a sexual harassment and discrimination case brought against one of our Fortune 500 clients, partner Thomas K. Hockel scored an early...

KH&K Scores Double Victories

Read about our recent victories on Summary Judgment and on defeating a motion for class certification HERE!  

KH&K wins Summary Judgment in Disability Case

On Tuesday, the US District Court (C.D. Cal.) granted KHK's motion for summary judgment in a disability discrimination case (Dam v. Rite Aid) involving Rite Aid's termination of a pharmacist who "hired" his cousin, a pharmacist technician, as a volunteer to help out...

KH&K wins binding labor arbitration against UFCW 770

On February 20, Arbitrator Michael Prihar found for KHK's client in a binding labor arbitration with United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 770 regarding grievant Juan Calderon. In the case, Mr. Prihar found that Mr. Calderon was terminated for good cause, in...

San Francisco’s Health Care Security Ordinance: 2012 Updates

Within San Francisco city limits, employers of 20 or more employees are subject to the Health Care Security Ordinance.  The following is a plain-English summary of these provisions, which can be somewhat perplexing for employers and employees alike, and the changes to...

KH&K Obtains Dismissal due to Forum Non Conveniens Argument

Jonathan Allan Klein and Jennifer Kaplan prevailed on a motion for forum non-conveniens on behalf of Penske Truck Leasing in a case arising out of the rental and reported theft of a Penske vehicle.  The Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles ruled in...