Posted: February 21, 2018
Brian Swanson and the Masud Labor Law Group litigation team successfully defended a large employer with hundreds of employees against a multi-count complaint filed by a former employee alleging, among other claims, sexual assault by her former supervisor, negligent retention, and negligent supervision. After the discovery phase of the litigation ended, Brian filed a motion for summary disposition seeking to have the case dismissed because Plaintiff’s claim lacked any factual or legal merit. More specifically, Brian argued that our client did not know of, or have any reason to know of, the alleged relationship between the employee and her supervisor, so that our client could not be held responsible for any alleged assault. Brian also argued in the alternative that there was no evidence that the sexual assault actually occurred in any event. On the strength of Brian’s arguments, the court granted summary disposition of all claims and ordered the former employee to pay the litigation costs of our client.
Congratulations to Brian and the Masud Labor Law Group litigation team on a great result for the client.