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Michael Rossiter and Bill Haluck Successfully Defend Hostile Work Environment/Harassment Cases Against the Orange County Sheriff’s Department

Michael Rossiter and Bill Haluck of our Irvine office successfully defend two separate hostile work environment/harassment cases against the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.  Four employees of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Inmate Services Division filed lawsuits alleging they were discriminated against, harassed and retaliated against in their employment. The cases were consolidated for purposes of trial. After a successful Motion for Summary Judgment by Mr. Rossiter, only two of the plaintiffs remained for trial and only a single cause of action for harassment survived. After an eight (8) day jury trial in Orange County Superior Court, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendant on one of the plaintiff's' claims and the other plaintiff received a small fraction of their lowest pre-trial demand.