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Haeggquist & Eck, LLP Title IX Clients Featured on ESPN for Class Action Suit Against SDSU

Haeggquist & Eck are proud to team up with Bailey Glasser to represent former and current SDSU athletes in their fight against sexual discrimination. While Title IX has drastically altered the landscape of college sports, a number of schools, like SDSU, remain out of compliance.

Learn more about their story here. Source: Dan Murphy via ESPN

Founded in 2008, Haeggquist & Eck is proud to be San Diego’s definitive employee and consumer rights advocates, dedicated to seeking justice for marginalized communities. When you hire the team at Haeggquist & Eck, you are choosing a woman-owned business that knows what it means to be underestimated. We pride ourselves on our fearlessness: No defendant is too large or powerful for us to tackle. For more information contact us or call 619-342-8000

HAE Client “Dr. Nick” Yphantides Highlighted In Media Coverage Of Disability Discrimination Case Against San Diego County

Local and national media outlets covered our client Nick Yphantides’ case against the County of San Diego for disability discrimination, which was filed this week. Check out the coverage here:
The Daily Beast
San Diego Union-Tribune
Voice of San Diego
California News Times
10 News
Fox 5
Patch/City News Service
Bloomberg Law
Courthouse News Service

California Judge Rules Ballot Initiative Classifying App-Based Drivers As Independent Contractors Is Unconstitutional

Proposition 22, the controversial California ballot measure classifying app-based drivers as independent contractors, hit another roadblock on Friday after a judge ruled the law was unconstitutional.  

In its decision, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch determined the law unconstitutionally limited the “power of a future legislature to define app-based drivers as workers subject to workers’ compensation law” – a power reserved solely for the legislature under the state constitution.  Further, the law violated the constitutional provision requiring laws and initiatives be limited to a single subject, as it added language preventing app-drivers from unionizing.  The bar on Californians’ right to collective bargaining “appears only to protect the economic interests of the network companies in having a divided, un-unionized workforce, which is not a stated goal of the legislation.”  As the unconstitutional provisions could not be severed from the initiative, the entire proposition was found to be unconstitutional.  

What does this mean now?  The ride-sharing companies will assuredly appeal, as Uber spokesperson Noah Edwardsen has already vowed, “we will appeal and we expect to win.”  In the meantime, the ride-sharing companies will pursue a stay on the judge’s ruling, which would essentially freeze the court order until the state court of appeals has weighed in.   Given the interests at stake, this issue could be litigated up to the California Supreme Court. 

A link to the Court’s order can be found here:



Big congrats are in order for HAE Managing Partner Alreen Haeggquist and Partner Amber Eck, who were selected for inclusion in the 28th Edition of The Best Lawyers In America! Alreen was honored for her work in Consumer Protection Law, while Amber was selected for her work in Securities Litigation.  

Alreen was also named San Diego’s Consumer Protection Lawyer Of The Year, and HAE associate Ian Pike was selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch list. 

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. 

Congratulations to the HAE team! 



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