Eleven Pettit Kohn Attorneys Named 2019 San Diego Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin is proud to announce that eleven of its attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers® and named to the 2019 San Diego Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists. Each year, the rigorous selection process names only the top 5 percent of attorneys in the region to the Super Lawyers […]

Ten Pettit Kohn Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin is excited to announce that ten of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 San Diego Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists.  Each year, only 5 percent of attorneys are selected to the Super Lawyers list in each state and only 2.5 percent are selected to […]

Wisteria Lane Retaliation Claim Revived on Appeal: Desperate Housewife Not Required to Exhaust Administrative Remedies

By Shannon Finley and Jenna Leyton-Jones In Sheridan v. Touchstone Television Productions, LLC, a California appellate court held that a plaintiff is not required to exhaust administrative remedies for alleged violations of section 6310 et seq. of the California Labor Code (“section 6310”), which prohibits retaliation against employees for complaining about unsafe working conditions. Defendant […]

California Court of Appeal Instructs Trial Court to Re-Examine Its Denial of Class Certification

By Ryan Nell and Jenna Leyton-Jones In Alberts v. Aurora Behavioral Health Care, a group of former employees (collectively, “Plaintiffs”) of two acute care psychiatric hospitals filed a representative action against the operator of the hospitals, Aurora Behavioral Health Care (“Aurora”). Plaintiffs alleged multiple wage and hour claims, focusing on Aurora’s purported denial of meal periods, […]

Ninth Circuit Gives a Thumbs-Up to the California Supreme Court, Holds the Iskanian Decision Is Not Preempted by Federal Law

By Jennifer Suberlak and Jenna Leyton-Jones In Sakkab v. Luxottica Retail North America, Inc., No. 13-55184 (9th Cir. Sept. 28, 2015), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a waiver of the plaintiff’s representative Private Attorneys’ General Act (“PAGA”) claim could not be enforced. Plaintiff Shukri Sakkab (“Sakkab”) filed a wage and hour class […]

San Diego Business Journal Honors Ten Pettit Kohn Attorneys

Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz is proud to announce that on April 13, 2015, the San Diego Business Journal published their 2nd Annual “Best of the Bar” list, naming 10 of Pettit Kohn’s San Diego attorneys among the list of finalists. The San Diego Business Journal called upon the legal community to nominate their peers […]

April 22, 2015: SDEA Roundtable with Jenna Leyton-Jones – Arbitration Issues and Updates

On April 22, 2015, Pettit Kohn’s employment & labor attorney Jenna Leyton-Jones will provide a review of recent arbitration related cases at the state and federal levels, as well as provide in-depth analysis of the California Supreme Court’s recent decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation.  Attendees will receive information pertaining to the current enforceability of representative action […]

Jenna Leyton-Jones Quoted in The Daily Transcript

Court recognizes rights of perceived whistleblowers By LYLE MORAN, The Daily TranscriptFebruary 6, 2015 A California appellate court has ruled that perceived whistleblowers have the same protections from retaliation as employees who actually make complaints about illegal conduct, in a case headed back to San Diego Superior Court later this month. The Fourth District Court of […]