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Douglas Emmett Lawsuits

Class Action Suit Alleges Pattern of Unpaid Overtime, Other Labor Violations at Douglas Emmett Pinned Post!

Posted: March 6th, 2018

In July 2011, Antoinette Lindsay filed suit against Douglas Emmett Inc. In her lawsuit, Lindsay alleged that Douglas Emmett had a pattern of unlawful wage and hour violations against its employees. Following the Lindsay suit, one-time Douglas Emmett employees Manny Vinluan, Jeremy Wiss, Tomasa Rodriguez and J. Antonio Gonzalez filed similar cases in LA County court. Many of the cases were eventually rolled up into a class action lawsuit, which was eventually settled for a total of $400,000 and distributed among Douglas Emmett workers.

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New Class Action Suit against Douglas Emmett Mirrors Previous Allegations of Labor Violations

Posted: September 26th, 2018

In 2014, Douglas Emmett, Inc. was forced to settle a large-scale class action lawsuit for over $400,000. Complaints filed in the Los Angeles County Superior Court allege that the company systematically underpaid its employees and threatened retaliation against those who spoke out. Despite these issues supposedly being settled, a recent complaint filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court alleges that Douglas Emmett Management, LLC is still practicing many of the same illegal policies and practices.

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Sherman Oaks Tenant Sues Douglas Emmett for Breach of Contract and Misrepresentation over Electricity Charges

Posted: June 22nd, 2018

A tenant at the Sherman Oaks Galleria, located at 15301 Ventura Boulevard, filed suit against Douglas Emmett and a related party for allegedly overcharging $490,000 in electricity bills due to the building’s malfunctioning electricity submeters. The plaintiff claims that Douglas Emmett and a related party made knowingly false misrepresentation about the submeters over the course of a decade—always insisting that they were working properly.

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Santa Monica Tenant Alleges that Douglas Emmett Negotiated in Bad Faith (Lease Documents Included)

Updated: April 26th, 2018

In March 2017, a tenant of 401 Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica called Macerich Partnership filed suit against Douglas Emmett in Los Angeles court claiming that Douglas Emmett’s negotiating tactics “[constitute] bad faith and a failure to cooperate.” Because of Douglas Emmett’s alleged lack of fair dealing, Macerich has asked the court for declaratory relief…

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