Firm News

Victory In Pharmacy Benefit Management Litigation!

Klein, Hockel, Iezza & Patel PC is pleased to report that its client, a California school district, prevailed against a Midwest pharmacy benefit manager (“PBM”) in a three-day binding arbitration before an American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) Arbitrator and...

KHI&P client prevails in Anti-SLAPP appeal

On February 21, 2017, KHIP client Thrifty PayLess, Inc. (dba Rite Aid) prevailed in its defense of plaintiffs' appeal of a trial court order granting Rite Aid's Anti-SLAPP motion.  The case concerned an attempt by Plaintiffs to fill prescriptions at a San Leandro,...

Klein, Hockel, Iezza & Patel P.C. Prevails in Termination Grievance

By Jonathan Klein On January 13, 2017, Arbitrator Norman Brand found in favor of our client that a Teamsters grievant was terminated for just cause after performance issues and several warnings and suspensions.  His grievance was denied. Teamsters Local 853 argued the...

Summary Judgment Granted!

On April 14, 2016, Mark Iezza was successful in obtaining Summary Judgment on behalf of KHK's clients, Rite Aid and two individually named supervisors, in Contra Costa County Superior Court.  In that matter, Vincent v. Rite Aid, Judge Jill Fannin dismissed all ten of...

Summary Judgment Granted!

On August 17, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut granted Summary Judgment for KHK's client, Penske Truck Leasing, in a discrimination and retaliation suit brought by Plaintiff Steve Dabson.  In that Order, District Judge Janet C. Hall...

Kelly, Hockel & Klein, P.C. Prevails After Six-Year Battle

“The strongest of all warriors are these – time and patience.” –Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace After six years of litigation and two jury trials against one of Southern California’s most successful and aggressive plaintiffs’ lawyers, Kelly Hockel & Klein, P.C. emerged...

First Round Knock-Out

A plaintiff recently learned that it’s one thing to make baseless allegations but it’s quite another to try and get away with it. In a sexual harassment and discrimination case brought against one of our Fortune 500 clients, partner Thomas K. Hockel scored an early...

KH&K Scores Double Victories

Read about our recent victories on Summary Judgment and on defeating a motion for class certification HERE!  

KH&K wins Summary Judgment in Disability Case

On Tuesday, the US District Court (C.D. Cal.) granted KHK's motion for summary judgment in a disability discrimination case (Dam v. Rite Aid) involving Rite Aid's termination of a pharmacist who "hired" his cousin, a pharmacist technician, as a volunteer to help out...