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LAW OFFICE OF DONALD POTTER OBTAINS $1.12 MILLION ARBITRATION AWARD AGAINST WEDBUSH SECURITIES

The Law Office of Donald Potter obtained a $1.12 million Financial Authority Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) arbitration award against Wedbush Securities on December 27, 2016. The case (Murphy v. Wedbush Securities, FINRA Case Number 15-02449) was filed on behalf of a Los Angeles-based Wedbush manager and included claims for unpaid wages, breach of contract, and conversion. The arbitration occurred in November and December 2016 and it lasted 6 days. The award issued by the 3 arbitrator panel includes $741,998 in unpaid…Read More

$1.1 MILLION JURY TRIAL VICTORY IN FEHA DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION CASE AGAINST ALTA-DENA CERTIFIED DAIRY

In March 2016, the Law Office of Donald Potter prevailed in a jury trial in a FEHA disability discrimination case. The case is entitled Rosi Godinez v. Alta-Dena Certified Dairy, Case No. CV 15-1652 RSWL. Ms. Godinez was a long-term Alta-Dena employee who was fired by Alta-Dena in 2013 after requesting accommodation for a disability. The jury rendered a unanimous verdict in Ms. Godinez’s favor as to all five claims which were: disability discrimination, failure to provide reasonable accommodation, failure…Read More

DONALD POTTER HONORED IN 2016 AS A "TOP ATTORNEY" BY PASADENA MAGAZINE

We are pleased to announce that attorney Donald Potter has been named a  “Top Attorney” in the field of employment law by Pasadena Magazine for the year 2016. Mr. Potter was previously awarded this honor in 2014 as well. Pasadena Magazine reached out to thousands of lawyers from all over the Los Angeles and Pasadena area to vote for the “most esteemed and highly regarded attorneys” in their chosen fields and Mr. Potter was selected for his exceptional skills and…Read More

LAW OFFICE OF DONALD POTTER OBTAINS $1.325 MILLION SETTLEMENT IN SPIRIT GARDEN, LLC (DBA SGN NUTRITION) CLASS ACTION

The Law Office of Donald Potter prosecuted a class action in the San Diego County Superior Court entitled Colby v. Spirit Garden LLC, Case No. 37-2012-00092383-CU-OE-CTL.  It was filed in February 2012 on behalf of current and former Promoters (aka Product Demonstrators) of Spirit Garden, LLC (dba “SGN Nutrition”) who worked in California at any time since February 16, 2008.  In 2013, the lawsuit was amended to add two defendants, Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc. and SGN Acquisition Company, LLC.  The case was assigned…Read More

$800,000.00 SETTLEMENT IN AVON CLASS ACTION RECEIVES FINAL COURT APPROVAL

On July 12, 2013, the Honorable Elihu M. Berle granted final approval of an $800,000.00 settlement in Morrow v. Avon Products, Inc., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC467304, a wage-and-hour class action against Avon Products, Inc. and Spherion Staffing, LLC that the Law Office of Donald Potter was appointed as co-counsel for the class members. The class action lawsuit included claims for: (1) Failure to Allow and Pay for Meal and Rest Periods (Cal. Labor Code §§ 226.7, 512); (2) Failure to provide Proper…Read More

$595,000.00 SETTLEMENT RECEIVES FINAL COURT APPROVAL IN CLASS ACTION AGAINST NBTY AND VOLT MANAGEMENT CORP.

On September 6, 2012, the Law Office of Donald Potter received final court approval of a settlement resolving a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of current and former employees of NBTY, Inc., NBTY Manufacturing, LLC and NBTY Acquisition, LLC who worked at a vitamin supplement facility in Valencia, California. On July 31, 2012, the Court also entered an order approving a related class action settlement that the Law Office of Donald Potter reached in arbitration on behalf of temporary employees working at…Read More