Arbitrator Awards Automobile Dealership Summary Judgment and Attorneys’ Fees
Our client Drew Ford in San Diego was sued by a former employee who was terminated after 32 years of employment following an altercation with his supervisor. He alleged breach of contract not to terminate except for good cause, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, harassment based on race, national origin and ancestry, failure to prevent harassment, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The case was heard in arbitration before a retired judge who granted summary judgment on all claims on behalf of all defendants. The arbitrator found a complete failure by the plaintiff to present admissible evidence to support any of his claims. Thereafter, the arbitrator awarded our client more than $36,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs.