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Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer, Achieves $37.25M Settlement in Wrongful Termination Case vs. Lawrence Livermore Lab

attorneys.jpgIn 2008, J. Gary Gwilliam and his Law Partner, Randy Strauss and Associate Rob Schwartz of the Oakland, CA law firm, Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer took on government agency/giant Lawrence Livermore National Lab in a wrongful termination case in which 130 workers were laid off, in what plaintiffs argued was in violation of existing layoff policies. Existing policy required most employees be laid off in inverse order of seniority, yet the average age of employees laid off was 56 with an average seniority of 20 years. Having experienced no layoffs over the previous 35 year period, Lawrence Livermore Labs began laying off workers after the lab was privatized in 2007.

After 7 Years of Litigation the Lawrence Livermore Lab Agrees to a Settlement of over $37 Million

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer release the following: The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has agreed to pay 129 former workers $37.25 million to settle their long-standing lawsuit for wrongful termination and age discrimination arising out of their layoffs on May 22, 2008.

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