Top California EPLI Settlements

June 7, 2021

A Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan report lists the top EPLI settlements from 2015 to 2020, with four of the top 10 occurring in California:

  • The $215 million University of Southern California settlement in 2018 with potentially thousands of women who were allegedly sexually abused by a former staff gynecologist.
  • A $58.2 million verdict in 2019 in which a production assistant alleged she was sexually harassed and battered by an heir to a Greek Cocoa-Cola bottling fortune.
  • A $47 million verdict in 2016 against the American Association of Physician Specialists Inc. in which a dermatologist claimed she was ousted for voicing objections about improprieties.
  • A $37.2 million settlement in 2015 with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in which 129 former employees claimed they lost their jobs due to age discrimination.