Notable Successes

The firm’s partners have routinely obtained substantial recoveries for their plaintiff clients and defense verdicts in difficult cases for their defense clients. Below are some of our notable successes:

Plaintiff Recoveries

$5,000,000 recovery for seafood distributor against a competitor in a federal RICO action.

$3,500,000 recovery for an insurance broker in a wrongful termination action.

$2,400,000 recovery for a corporate executive against a national medical supply company in a wrongful termination “whistleblower” action.

$2,000,000 recovery for an employee against a national home healthcare company in an age discrimination action.

$2,000,000 recovery for a family-owned manufacturing company against a national retail chain in a breach of contract action.

$925,000 recovery for an employee against a media company in a pregnancy discrimination action.

$765,000 recovery for an employee in a wrongful termination “whistleblower” action against a product distributor.

$700,000 recovery for a real estate broker against a national real estate firm in a wrongful termination action.

$525,000 recovery for an employee against a pest control company in a sexual harassment action.

$500,000 recovery for an employee against a large defense contractor in an age discrimination action.

$450,000 recovery for a nutritional products company against its former attorney in a legal malpractice action.

$400,000 recovery for real estate partnership against a major international brokerage firm in a breach of contract action.

$305,000 recovery for a client in a personal injury “premises liability” action against a homeowner.

$300,000 recovery for an employee in a sexual orientation harassment action against a public entity.

$279,000 recovery for an employee in a wage and hour dispute against a home healthcare company.

Defense Results

Defense Verdict: Represented a community hospital against wrongful termination and sexual orientation discrimination claims brought by two former employees. Following a three week jury trial in the Orange County Superior Court, the jury returned a defense verdict for the hospital.

Favorable Resolution during Trial: Represented a food processing company against a race discrimination claim brought by a terminated employee. Following a two week jury trial in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, the case was resolved for a minimal payment by the employer during jury deliberations after the jury returned a note indicating that it was likely to return a defense verdict for the employer.

Defense Verdict: Represented a trucking company in a wrongful death action arising out of a catastrophic accident in which one of the company’s drivers collided with a motorcycle carrying two people, resulting in the death of one motorcycle rider and severe brain damage to the other rider. Following a three week jury trial in the San Diego County Superior Court, the jury returned a defense verdict for the trucking company.

Defense Verdict: Represented a publicly traded self-storage company against race and religious discrimination claims brought by a terminated employee. Following a two week jury trial in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, the jury returned a defense verdict for the storage company.

Defense Verdict: Represented a consumer products company in a breach of contract action.   Following a seven day jury trial in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, the jury returned a defense verdict for the company. (The plaintiff had sought $10 million.)

Defense Verdict: Represented a consumer products company in a breach of contract action brought against it by a product distributor. Following a six day jury trial in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, the jury returned a defense verdict for the company. (The plaintiff had sought $12 million).

Defense Verdict: Represented an international shipping company in a personal injury action brought by a seaman who was severely injured while serving on a container vessel and required double knee replacement surgery. Following a 10 day jury trial in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, the jury returned a defense verdict for the shipping company.

Defense Verdict: Represented an architecture company and an architect in an architectural malpractice case involving the design of a multi-million dollar home. Following an eight day jury trial in Lake County (Illinois) Circuit Court, the jury returned a defense verdict.

Defense Verdict: Represented the Managing Member of a limited liability company against claims for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract. The plaintiffs (several other members of the LLC) sought $25 million in compensatory damages, as well as punitive damages. Following a four-week jury trial in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, the jury returned a defense verdict for the Managing Member.