Verdicts and Settlements

The following are verdicts, judgments, and settlements obtained by Gokal Law Group, Inc:

Employment Law
Litigation

Age Discrimination

Description: 64-year-old woman was laid off in March 2020 and was told it was due budget cuts during covid pandemic and closures. After initial investigation, we found out that her employer had been trying to get her to retire for years. In fact, she had several Christmas letters addressed to her from her boss, encouraging her that it was her time to retire, and to live out the rest of her days with her family instead of working.
Settlement: Six figures, pre-litigation

Employee Dispute

Description: Former dog groomer was getting paid solely in the form of commissions, no hourly rate, no overtime. Even though she was working 10–12 hours each day and not getting paid for driving time, and other non-grooming related activities. Case also settled for six figures.
Settlement: Six figures

Class Action

Description: Employer had a practice of rounding hours worked down, which meant that employees were not getting paid all of their overtime and, in some instances, their double time.
Settlement: Mid six figures

Employee Dispute

Description: Out-of-state employer opened a branch in Southern California and gave employees company vehicles to drive from their home to customer residences and throughout the day. However, the employer deducted the first and last half hour of employees’ work day. This included drive time, which was often times overtime or double time. Gokal Law Group filed a claim on behalf of one employee, after which 2 more came forward. The defense wanted to settle before adding those employees to the suit.
Settlement: Six figures

Personal
Injury

Dog Attack

Description: Settlement of a dog attack case within four months of filing the lawsuit
Settlement: Six figures

Slip and Fall

Description: Slip and fall resulting chronic pain against a large grocery store chain
Settlement: Six figures

Product Defect

Description: Product claim against a major feminine product manufacturer for a defect in the product.
Settlement: Six figures

Car Accident

Description: Auto collision that resulted in a payment of $70k over the policy limit after bad faith by the insurance carrier.

Probate & Trust
Litigation

$5 million probate estate with real estate and over 12 beneficiaries

Description: Client (the decedents brother) was the executor who we guided through the entire probate process, including the inventory and appraisals, sale of all real estate, and other assets, accountings, and distribution.

$4 million trust estate with 6 siblings as heirs

Description: After parents died, one of the siblings was stealing trust assets and failed to provide accounting to the other beneficiaries. Our firm successfully compelled for that trustee to provide accounting, be removed and replaced, and to recover the fair share of trust assets.

Financial Elder Abuse – Life savings and $700,000 home value

Description: Client was a victim of financial elder abuse by her son with her life savings and $700,000 home. As a result, the house was returned to our client and was successfully defended for a counter suit by her son for reimbursement.

$1.2 million trust estate

Description: Client was a beneficiary of the trust. The Trustee failed to provide accounting and distributions and used trust assets for personal expenses. Our firm was successful to remove the trustee and appoint our client as the new successor trustee. The judge ordered for previous trustee to return money into the trust.

Call us at (949) 753-9100 for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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Verdicts and Settlements

The following are verdicts, judgments, and settlements obtained by Gokal Law Group, Inc:

Employment Law
Litigation

Age Discrimination

Description: 64-year-old woman was laid off in March 2020 and was told it was due budget cuts during covid pandemic and closures. After initial investigation, we found out that her employer had been trying to get her to retire for years. In fact, she had several Christmas letters addressed to her from her boss, encouraging her that it was her time to retire, and to live out the rest of her days with her family instead of working.
Settlement: Six figures, pre-litigation

Employee Dispute

Description: Former dog groomer was getting paid solely in the form of commissions, no hourly rate, no overtime. Even though she was working 10–12 hours each day and not getting paid for driving time, and other non-grooming related activities. Case also settled for six figures.
Settlement: Six figures

Class Action

Description: Employer had a practice of rounding hours worked down, which meant that employees were not getting paid all of their overtime and, in some instances, their double time.
Settlement: Mid six figures

Employee Dispute

Description: Out-of-state employer opened a branch in Southern California and gave employees company vehicles to drive from their home to customer residences and throughout the day. However, the employer deducted the first and last half hour of employees’ work day. This included drive time, which was often times overtime or double time. Gokal Law Group filed a claim on behalf of one employee, after which 2 more came forward. The defense wanted to settle before adding those employees to the suit.
Settlement: Six figures

Personal
Injury

Dog Attack

Description: Settlement of a dog attack case within four months of filing the lawsuit
Settlement: Six figures

Slip and Fall

Description: Slip and fall resulting chronic pain against a large grocery store chain
Settlement: Six figures

Product Defect

Description: Product claim against a major feminine product manufacturer for a defect in the product.
Settlement: Six figures

Car Accident

Description: Auto collision that resulted in a payment of $70k over the policy limit after bad faith by the insurance carrier.

Probate & Trust
Litigation

$5 million probate estate with real estate and over 12 beneficiaries

Description: Client (the decedents brother) was the executor who we guided through the entire probate process, including the inventory and appraisals, sale of all real estate, and other assets, accountings, and distribution.

$4 million trust estate with 6 siblings as heirs

Description: After parents died, one of the siblings was stealing trust assets and failed to provide accounting to the other beneficiaries. Our firm successfully compelled for that trustee to provide accounting, be removed and replaced, and to recover the fair share of trust assets.

Financial Elder Abuse – Life savings and $700,000 home value

Description: Client was a victim of financial elder abuse by her son with her life savings and $700,000 home. As a result, the house was returned to our client and was successfully defended for a counter suit by her son for reimbursement.

$1.2 million trust estate

Description: Client was a beneficiary of the trust. The Trustee failed to provide accounting and distributions and used trust assets for personal expenses. Our firm was successful to remove the trustee and appoint our client as the new successor trustee. The judge ordered for previous trustee to return money into the trust.

Call us at (949) 753-9100 for a free consultation and case evaluation.