X

To Speak With a Licensed Investigator Call Toll Free Now

(800) 775-6132

Blog

Ellen Pao must pay her former employer Kleiner Perkins $276k in legal costs for unsuccessful discrimination case

San Francisco, California, UNITED STATES, June 17, 2015:

In a news breaking article today, the Huffington Post announced that discrimination and retaliation plaintiff has been ordered to pay $275,966 in costs for her failed case against her former employer, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins. Judge Harold Kahn issued a tentative ruling on the issue of costs incurred by Kleiner in defending the lawsuit filed by Pao charging gender discrimination and retaliation against Kleiner on March 27. After prevailing, Kleiner asked that Pao repay $972,814 in costs for expert fees, depositions, transcription and travel for expert witnesses it had incurred during the trial.

In response to the cost bill, Pao filed a reply in San Francisco Superior Court, saying she should not have to pay Kleiner’s “gargantuan and unreasonable charges.” Kahn on Wednesday weighed in with a ruling that “granted in part and denied in part” both sides. In a five-page document very reminiscent of his dry wit during the five-week long trial, Kahn went through each of Pao’s requests.

Kahn allowed most of the costs Kleiner listed in its initial filing, including basic items such as jury food ($177.56), filing and motion fees ($240) and technology equipment rental ($7,196.)

However, he noted that under the Fair Employment and Housing Act , the court must consider the economic resources of both sides and “scale” them so as to be fair to both sides. While noting that Pao “is not indigent,” Kahn also said that Kleiner has “vastly” greater economic resources than she does. Consequently, he scaled back the costs of Kleiner’s expert witnesses to be more in line with those that Pao hired and then charged her that amount.

Any investigation into the financial status of both parties should include the expertise of a private investigator and the unique resources they can access for the attorneys on each side. www.assetsearchpro.com can help you with this important service.

Being knowledgeable about the specific nuances of the numerous information brokers and their databases is critical for anyone engaged in public record data research. An expert investigator who is adept at accessing this data has a broad range of important information at his or her fingertips. However, one must have both the knowledge and experience required to access the full scope of the public records information network.

Go to www.assetsearchpro.com or call (800) 775-6132.

   

Contact Us For Free Consultation

By signing or submitting this form, you agree to the terms and conditions and privacy policy of this website.

© 2021 by AssetSearchPro.com. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Contact Us | Sitemap

The accuracy of data submitted by the requestor will directly determine the accuracy of results obtained. While the information we furnish is from reliable sources, its accuracy is not guaranteed. Use of available data may be affected by the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA"), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Graham-Leach-Bliley Act, and/or federal and state privacy laws. Our investigative reports are prepared by Asset Search Pro, at the specific instance and request of our clients. Clients agree by accepting our reports that reports and information received from Asset Search Pro, are strictly confidential, and are intended solely for our client's sole private, exclusive use. Any other use, communication, publication or reproduction of our reports, or any portion thereof, without the written consent of Asset Search Pro, is strictly forbidden. By ordering and accepting delivery of this report, our client agrees to indemnify Asset Search Pro, against any damages or claims resulting from any such unauthorized use. Our reports are not a recommendation, endorsement or approval of any kind, with respect to any specific transaction, decision or evaluation, and should not be relied on as such under any circumstances. All information contained in our reports is confidential and proprietary, i.e., our work product, hence our property as provider of our reports.

No warranty or guarantee of a particular outcome, result or recovery of information is promised or implied by Asset Search Pro, or by the materials presented on Assetsearchpro.com. Asset Search Pro agrees to work to achieve the goals of any client work or engagement with aggressive, professional methods, within the bounds of the law.