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Converted Plaintiffs Technical Error Into Dismissal
Convinced judge to dismiss potentially problematical retaliation lawsuit for plaintiffs failure to timely obtain service on correct defendant. Plaintiff attempted to prosecute case against numerous defendants he thought were his employers, but was ultimately found to have failed to timely bring correct employer entity into lawsuit.
Won summary judgment in a problematical lawsuit where laid off employee sued for race discrimination and retaliation when she was the only one selected for layoff at her worksite. Case was further complicated by fact that employer was hiring at same time as it was laying off employees. Court granted summary judgment against the employee and ordered the plaintiff to reimburse employer/client for costs. Published opinion: Tucker v. SAS Institute Inc., 462 F.Supp.2d 715 (N.D. Texas 2006).
Non-compete Enforcement/Theft of Trade Secrets
Won temporary restraining order, temporary and permanent injunction and otherwise favorable outcome on behalf of background investigations company, after employee received assignment from boss to research feasibility of marketing certain type of investigation services and, instead, employee began making plans to quit and start own company offering same investigation services. Employee was required to give all internet domain names on which employee squatted in furtherance of the competing business back to former employer and to refrain from competing with former employer, from soliciting former employers employees, and from using confidential information.
Sanctions Against Frivolous Plaintiffs Lawyer
After obtaining summary judgment for hospital employer on race discrimination claims, received award of sanctions from federal judge against employees lawyer for his unreasonable and vexatious pursuit of frivolous claims.