McNicolas & McNicolas Secure Appeal Confirmation on Verdict for a Police Officer Against LAPD in Anti-Retaliation Employment Suit
As published in Law360, Bloomberg Law and Lawdragon, McNicholas & McNicholas secured an appeal confirmation in a published decision on their verdict in favor of their client Leonard Avila, a Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer who claimed the Department fired him in retaliation for testifying in a Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuit brought by a fellow officer.
Due to Mr. Avila’s testimony, LAPD filed an internal investigation complaint against him and found him insubordinate for not submitting requests for overtime. Mr. Avila sued LAPD and the City of Los Angeles, resulting in a total judgment in the amount of $679,400, before interest. Partner Matthew McNicholas was also able to gain Mr. Avila’s employment back.