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Simmons v. Hankey Investment Company

Smith Patten files whistleblower retaliation complaint against Hankey Group, a conglomerate ordered to pay multi-million dollar fines for alleged violations of the Consumer Financial Protection Act.  Smith Patten is proud to represent the former President and COO, who was terminated after he blew the whistle and attempted to enforce compliance with the laws that prohibit predatory lending and collections practices.

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Ingram v. PG&E

Smith Patten files appeal on behalf of African American Substation Maintenance Electrician who was one of five African Americans unfairly disciplined by Caucasian Supervisor in attempt to avoid complaints of race discrimination being brought to managements attention.  Plaintiff was fired while training another employee how to do his job.