BRGS Lawyers Earn Dismissal of Wrongful Termination Lawsuit and Court Holds That BRGS’s Client Is Entitled to Recovery of Its Attorneys’ Fees.
John Golper, John Manier, and Stephanie Kantor obtained a tremendous result in favor of one of the firm’s clients. They represented an employer in a wrongful termination lawsuit against a longtime employee who sued claiming that he was terminated due to a disability. Before the employee filed his lawsuit, but after he filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the employer negotiated a settlement with the employee that included a full release of all claims. The employee breached the agreement and sued, claiming that he did not understand the contents of the agreement. BRGS responded to the lawsuit and filed a cross-complaint against the employee for breach of contract. Ultimately, the employer’s motion for summary judgment was heard on February 13, 2019, and the court granted the employer’s motion, dismissed the case, and also found that the employee breached the settlement agreement by filing a lawsuit against his former employer. Significantly, the court also found that the employer was entitled to recover its attorneys’ fees in connection with the defense of the lawsuit from the employee. On June 13,2019, the Court ruled that the firm’s client was entitled to $135,445 in attorneys fees and costs to be paid to the employer by the former employee.