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Cheng on Sweeping Changes to FEHA Enforcement to Come in 2013

SUMMARY : On June 27, 2012, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., signed into law Senate Bill 1038, a trailer bill to the 2012-13 State Budget, which will make sweeping changes to enforcing the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. This Emerging Issues Analysis discusses these changes and offers practical...

Ninth Circuit Approves $700,000 Attorney Fee Award In FEHA Case Even Though Jury Awarded Plaintiff Damages of Only $27,000

Last week, the Ninth Circuit issued its decision in Muniz v. UPS , holding that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in awarding the plaintiff close to $700,000 in attorneys' fees, even though the plaintiff's damages recovery was only $27,000 and the defendant defeated the majority of...