8/23/2018 Crone Hawxhurst Obtains Summary Dismissal of All Damages Claims

On August 23, 2018, the Firm successfully obtained summary adjudication of all damages claims against our client. Plaintiff, a former company executive, alleged wrongful termination, labor code violations and unfair competition. Plaintiff had demanded millions of dollars in a settlement conference the week before the hearing on our motion. After hearing argument, the Honorable Layne H. Melzer of the Orange County Superior Court granted summary adjudication in favor of the Firm’s client on all of the causes of action that could support a money judgment or a prevailing party fee award. Plaintiff is left with a declaratory judgment claim and a claim for rescission of his confidentiality and non-solicitation agreement, which expired over a year ago. The Firm expects to dispose of these remaining claims with a supplemental filing that the Court invited at the summary judgment hearing.