Matters

Publicly Traded Company/Breach of Contract

Represented plaintiff in prosecution of breach of contract claim predicated on defendants’ disparagement of client via the internet and email using fake online personas obtaining damage award and permanent order of injunction against the defendants.  Proved client’s claims by obtaining evidence of internet protocol addresses and financial transactions to prove defendants were source of disparaging content.  Litigious nature of defendants resulted in the filing of 28 separate motions where client prevailed on all but two, one which was mooted by client’s stipulation to transfer venue, and the other was a motion to quash a deposition subpoena (prepared by prior attorney) that was granted without prejudice to allow for client to reserve subject to nominal limitations.  Successfully defended cross-complaint and derivative malicious prosecution action through anti-SLAPP motions.

Publicly Traded Company/Class Action,Consumer Law, Privacy

Represented client in defense of federal class action alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, California’s Unfair Competition Law, and negligence obtaining summary judgement as to all claims prior to class certification.

Small Business Owner/Prescriptive Easement, Trespass

Substituted in as counsel for client in prescriptive easement action where client had spent well over $100,000 in pleadings practice and had yet to receive a settlement demand from plaintiff after 18 months of litigating.  Negotiated settlement at a fraction of the initial relief demanded by plaintiff by conducting tactical discovery and preparing an aggressive motion for judgment on the pleadings after settlement conference judge opined the matter would never settle. 

Closely Held Company/Breach of Contract; Fraudulent Transfers; Alter Ego and Enterprise Liability

Represented owners of multiple closely held companies in defense of breach of contract and fraudulent transfer claims by defendants seeking to impart liability on affiliated companies and the owners individually for $10,000,000 in damages.  Settled claims for a fraction of claimed damages.