Wednesday, October 17, 2012

          Lisl Duncan '08 Wins Wage & Hour Case for Truckers

          Lisl Duncan ’08 has won what employment lawyers said is only the second ruling to apply the Brinker v. Superior Court decision to interstate commerce.  The Court’s judgment should become final on November 9, 2012.

          Duncan won the tentative ruling from Alameda County Judge Robert B. Freedman in a case on behalf of more than 70 truck drivers employed by AB Trucking. Duncan said it was one of the first cases assigned to her when she joined the Weinberg firm, which represents unions and workers in labor and employment matters.

          “I hope this serves as a lesson to employers, especially those operating out of our ports, that they must play by the rules, obey the laws of this state and treat their workers with dignity and respect,” Duncan told the Daily Journal in an Oct. 9 story.

          The suit alleged the trucking company deducted an hour from the truckers’ pay for lunch breaks they never took. The case is Godfrey v. Oakland Port Services Corp., RG08379099, Alameda County Superior Court. 

          “I am very lucky that I get to wake up every day and do something meaningful, especially as a young lawyer,” Duncan said. “I’m thankful to the tireless mentors who’ve taught, guided and trusted me with this responsibility—both at my law firm and at UC Hastings.”

          One of her UC Hastings professors, Richard Boswell, added, “I am not surprised about Lisl’s success on this case. She took courses that prepared her well for her work as an advocate. She is a great example of how we try to prepare our graduates with a strong grounding in both theory and practice.”

          Go to News Archive

          Share this Story

          Share via Facebook
          Share via TwitterShare via EmailPrint Friendly Version

          Other Recent Stories/ RSS

          Thursday, April 20, 2017

          Legalized: Aaron Herzberg ’95 is at the forefront of California’s budding cannabis industry.

          2L Jeremy Schwartz, President of UC Hastings Law Students for Sensible Drug Policy, interviews the divorce attorney turned marijuana real estate entrepreneur and dispensary owner.
          Tuesday, April 18, 2017

          UC Hastings Courtside: 3L Tom Lin Externs at the Supreme Court of California

          With the goal of becoming a first-generation attorney, Tom served as a judicial extern to the Hon. Goodwin H. Liu and Hon. Ming W. Chin, Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of California.
          Monday, April 10, 2017

          Healing and Trust: Students Organize Public Hearing for the San Francisco Human Rights Commission

          The “rebellious” Community Group Advocacy and Social Justice Lawyering Group Clinic students strive to create dialogue around the current state of community-police relations and take steps toward building a safer community.
          Friday, April 07, 2017

          Judge Jed S. Rakoff to Keynote 136th UC Hastings Law Commencement

          Prominent legal thinker and scholar hailed as “a legal hero of our time” by Rolling Stone, and among “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune.
          Thursday, April 06, 2017

          Thinkers & Doers: March 2017

          The Californian who tried to fix Washington -- TRIAL TEAM IS #1 -- Clean Water Regulation Rollbacks -- Big Whistle-Blower Lawsuit Win -- “Defender” Documentary -- Boutique Suing Ivanka Trump -- The Endangered Antiquities Act -- and much more
          Go to News Archive