Employment Law – Case Results

Case: Whitney v. The Guys, Inc.

Charlie Alden represented 13 internet companies and its founder against an outsider who claimed a one-half interest in the companies. After two years of hard-fought discovery, the Minnesota Federal Court dismissed the claim, allowing the true founder and the companies to continue their business.

Case: Represented Founder of a Biotech Company Against the Board of Directors and Company

Gilbert Alden represented the founder and former CEO of a biotech company that wrongfully removed the founder from the Board of Directors and as CEO after he suffered a heart attack. After a one and half year legal battle, on the eve of trial, the company settled for a confidential six-figure sum.

Case: Represented a college teacher who was fired after he suffered a heart attack and was terminated.

We represented a college professor who was terminated after he suffered a heart attack. The administration fired the professor before the start of the summer term. After depositions and a hard-fought discovery period, the college ultimately recognized its liability and settled for more than a year of severance.

Case: Ortiz-Alvarado et al. v. Gomez et al., 14-cv-00209, 2014 WL 3952434 (D. Minn. Aug. 13, 2014)

Obtained conditional certification of Fair Labor Standards Act claims representing current and former employees of fourteen Minnesota restaurants.

Case: Whistleblower Action

Represented tax compliance director in whistleblower action against medical device manufacturing company. Confidential settlement.

Case: Unpaid Commissions Dispute

Represented CAD drafter in unpaid commissions dispute against medical device manufacturing company. Confidential settlement.

Case: Unpaid Fees

Charlie Alden represented internet companies in action against service provider for unpaid fees. After more than a year-long dispute, the middle-man service provider settled for just shy of $1 million to avoid further litigation.

Case: Represented temp. employee charging race discrimination

We represented an African-American employee who worked at a facility where he was referred to as "boy" and "monkey". After discovery, the employer recognized its liability and settled for a confidential amount, allowing the employee to move on with a healthy settlement amount.

Case: Disability discrimination case against local municipal organization.

We sued a city in the metro region for discrimination against an employee with diabetes who was not provided with schedule meal and rest breaks to check his insulin levels. The city settled for a confidential number to avoid further litigation and trial.

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