629 Fed.Appx. 783 (9th Cir. 2015), 13-56358, Gallardo v. AIG Domestic Claims, Inc.

Docket Nº:13-56358
Citation:629 Fed.Appx. 783
Party Name:FRANK GALLARDO, an individual on behalf of himself, and on behalf of all persons similarly situated, Plaintiff - Appellant, v. AIG DOMESTIC CLAIMS, INC., a Delaware corporation; CHARTIS CLAIMS, INC., a Delaware corporation, Defendants - Appellees
Attorney:For FRANK GALLARDO, an individual on behalf of himself, and on behalf of all persons similarly situated, Plaintiff - Appellant: Aparajit Bhowmik, Esquire, Attorney, Norman B. Blumenthal, Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik, La Jolla, CA; Kyle R. Nordrehaug, Attorney, Blumenthal & Markham, La Jolla, ...
Judge Panel:Before: PREGERSON and TROTT, Circuit Judges and STAFFORD,[***] Senior District Judge.
Case Date:October 28, 2015
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
 
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629 Fed.Appx. 783 (9th Cir. 2015)

FRANK GALLARDO, an individual on behalf of himself, and on behalf of all persons similarly situated, Plaintiff - Appellant,

v.

AIG DOMESTIC CLAIMS, INC., a Delaware corporation; CHARTIS CLAIMS, INC., a Delaware corporation, Defendants - Appellees

No. 13-56358

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

October 28, 2015

Submitted, Pasadena, California October 22, 2015 [**]

NOT FOR PUBLICATION. (See Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure Rule 32.1)

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Central District of California. D.C. No. 8:12-cv-01107-CJC-AN. Cormac J. Carney, District Judge, Presiding.

AFFIRMED.

For FRANK GALLARDO, an individual on behalf of himself, and on behalf of all persons similarly situated, Plaintiff - Appellant: Aparajit Bhowmik, Esquire, Attorney, Norman B. Blumenthal, Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik, La Jolla, CA; Kyle R. Nordrehaug, Attorney, Blumenthal & Markham, La Jolla, CA.

For AIG DOMESTIC CLAIMS, INC., a Delaware corporation, CHARTIS CLAIMS, INC., a Delaware corporation, Defendants - Appellees: Elena R. Baca, Attorney, Ryan David Derry, Esquire, Attorney, Paul Hastings LLP, Los Angeles, CA.

Before: PREGERSON and TROTT, Circuit Judges and STAFFORD,[***] Senior District Judge.

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MEMORANDUM [*]

Appellant Frank Gallardo (" Gallardo" ) appeals the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of appellee AIG Domestic Claims (" AIG Claims" ).[1] Specifically, Gallardo appeals (1) the district court's finding that Gallardo--a hearing representative for AIG Claims--was properly classified as an exempt administrative employee; and (2) the district court's refusal to admit into evidence Gallardo's expert report. We have jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1291, and we affirm.

I. Gallardo Is An Exempt Administrative Employee

We review grants of summary judgment de novo. Bothell v. Phase Metrics, Inc., 299 F.3d 1120, 1124 (9th Cir. 2002). What Gallardo did as an employee is a question of fact we review for clear error, but whether Gallardo's activities exempted him from overtime benefits is a question of law we...

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