Cases

Mary Beth Mahoney v. Ernst & Young LLP.

Mr. Newar represented Mary Beth Mahoney in a lawsuit against Ernst & Young under the FMLA and ADA for terminating her employment because she took medical leave. The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas (J. Rainey) denied Ernst & Young’s motion for summary judgment. As a result of this favorable ruling for Ms. Mahoney, […]

Alvarado v. Shipley Donut Flour & Supply Co., Inc., d/b/a Shipley Donuts

Mr. Newar, as co-counsel, represented numerous Hispanic workers in a race and national origin discrimination lawsuit against Shipley Donuts, the largest donut chain in Houston, Texas. The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas (J. Atlas) denied the company’s motion for summary judgment based on substantial evidence that Shipley had subjected its […]

Willie Tubbs v. Wynne Transport Service, Inc.

Mr. Newar represented Willie Tubbs—an African-American truck driver—in a lawsuit against Wynne Transport Service, Inc.–a Nebraska-based trucking company–stemming from Mr. Tubbs’ false arrest and false imprisonment.  The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas (J. Harmon) denied Wynne’s motion for summary judgment and ruled that Wynne would stand trial on Mr. Tubbs’ false arrest and false imprionment claims. […]

Eric Weaver v. NIBCO, Inc.

Mr. Newar represented Eric Weaver, an African-American employee of NIBCO, Inc., in a Title VII race discrimination lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Texarkana. The court (J. Folsom) denied NIBCO’s motion for summary judgment based on evidence that the company created a hostile working environment for African-Americans in its Nacogdoches manufacturing plant. As a result […]

Judy Hayes v. Pon North America and Equipment Depot, Inc.

Mr. Newar represented Judy Hayes—a former manager of a Houston beauty salon—in a COBRA discrimination lawsuit against Pon North America and Equipment Depot, Inc. for denying her COBRA coverage after she was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. As a result of this lawsuit, Ms. Hayes received her COBRA continuation coverage and was able to obtain […]

Jan Harris, Individually, And On Behalf Of Others Similarly Situated v. Auxilium Pharmaceuticals

Mr. Newar represented Jan Harris and Kathy Parks in a Title VII/Equal Pay Act sex discrimination lawsuit against Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. based on this large pharmaceutical company’s failure to pay them the same as its  male pharmaceutical sales representatives. On September 28, 2009, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas (J. Ellison) concluded that […]

Kimberley Owen v. Harris County, Texas

Mr. Newar represented Kimberley Owen—the highest-ranking female officer in the Harris County, Texas Precinct 5 Constable’s Office—in a Title VII sexual harassment lawsuit against that governmental agency. Ms. Owen prevailed at trial and on appeal and recovered a judgment in excess of $500,000. Ms. Owen’s lawsuit received wide press coverage. ABC 13 Video: JuryAwards Former […]

U.S. ex rel Swadley v. Scott And White Memorial Hospital

Mr. Newar represented Doreen Swadley in a False Claims Act whistleblower lawsuit against Scott And White Memorial Hospital based on the hospital’s termination of Ms. Swadley’s employment for reporting alleged Medicare fraud. On July 10, 2012, the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas (J. Sparks) denied Scott And White’s motion to dismiss Ms. Swadley’s lawsuit. […]

Leslie Hiltabrand v. Direct Energy

Mr. Newar represented Leslie Hiltabrand in an FMLA and ADA lawsuit against Direct Energy based on this large energy company’s termination of her employment because of her request for FMLA leave. On July 10, 2013, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas (J. Lake) ruled that Direct Energy would stand trial on Ms. Hiltabrand’s FMLA and ADA claims. As a result of this favorable ruling […]