Achieved full defense verdict on all claims for the City of Costa Mesa in federal fair housing and disabilities law case brought by sober living businesses challenging the City’s right to set minimum health and safety standards for rehabilitation residences.
Representing a co-founder of a company that sells designer women’s plus size clothing, in her lawsuit alleging tortious interference against the Silicon Valley investor that forced her out.
Defended Fortune 100 wireless provider regarding violations of the TCPA and Nevada statutory and common law brought by an account holder who received 300+ text messages over a period of years, even though the customer sought to unsubscribe.
Defending Fortune 100 wireless provider against a class action lawsuit alleging that the client violated California statutory and common law in connection with its hardware warranty program.
Defending major semiconductor manufacturer in $500 million lawsuit by housing developer alleging it violated lease terms for its factory due to excessive noise.
Representing a renowned physician in a partnership dispute involving significant damages.
Defended FLIR, a major infrared (IR) camera company in an action brought by a Fortune 100 defense/aerospace company in the E. Dist. of Texas for misappropriation of trade secrets and alleged infringement of patents related to microbolometer and semiconductor technology; following a 30-day trial the jury awarded a take nothing judgment in favor of defendant.
Represented the United States in contract disputes involving $100 million and more such as claims by San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant and in appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Represented RSR – a secondary lead smelting company – in prosecuting claims for breach of a significant multi-year supply contract and defended client against counterclaim for alleged breach of a most favored nation clause.
Defended a Fortune 100 company in a natural resources damages action (NRDA) brought by the Attorney General of Minnesota seeking to recover over $5 billion for the alleged damage to groundwater, surface water and soil caused by the alleged environmental release of perfluorochemicals (PFCs).
Represented resort owner in connection with its termination of long-term hotel management agreement with Edition, the lifestyle hotel brand in the Marriott International family, ousting Edition from the property, and installing new management company at resort. Represented owner as special litigation counsel in bankruptcy, including weeklong estimation hearing.
Represented Destination Hotels & Resorts in connection with termination of operating agreements and claims against ownership. Engagement included trial and successful appeal of various issues.
Represented Benchmark Management Company in defending against claims for tortious interference with contract and misappropriation of trade secrets.
Represented resort owner in international litigation and in an international arbitration in connection with its termination of long-term hotel management agreement with Hyatt, ousting Hyatt from the property, and installing new management company at hotel.
Represented private equity fund managers and private equity funds in defending against RICO and fraud claims asserted by minority owner of portfolio company. Obtained judgment dismissing all claims against clients and secured an award against plaintiffs of over $1 million in attorneys’ fees and litigation costs. Obtained affirmance of the dismissal on appeal to the Sixth Circuit.
Represented minority owner in television network in prosecuting claims for breach of fiduciary duty against board of directors and officers arising out of a reverse “squeeze-out” merger.