RESULTS

Business Verdicts & Settlements

 

 

BREACH OF CONTRACT

 

$55,000

Fraud/Breach of Contract
Successfully defended landlord against Fraud and Breach of Contract claims and recovered for tenant’s past due rents.

 

 

TRADE SECRETS

 

$ Confidential

Trade Secret/Business Tort
Auto Manufacturer misappropriated advertising trade secrets from a marketing company without consent.

 

Successfully prosecuted Trade Secret Case against a major Automobile Manufacturer
Our client, a small advertising firm presented a unique marketing idea under a non-disclosure agreement to a major automobile manufacturer.   They denied moving forward with our client’s idea, but a year later came out with their own marketing plan, which was substantially identical to our client’s idea.   We sued the automaker and litigated the case through trial and obtained a favorable six-figure settlement for our client.

 

 

 

 

Employment Verdicts & Settlements

 

WRONGFUL TERMINATION

 

$85,000

Wrongful Termination/Breach of Contract
Sales Director wrongfully terminated by Cosmetics Company in breach of written contract.

 

$35,000

Wrongful Termination/Breach of Contract
Admission’s Director wrongfully terminated by Modeling Agency / School in breached of written contract.

 

 

DISCRIMINATION

 

$35,000

Wage & Hour/Discrimination
Un-exempt payroll employee was not paid overtime and discriminated against based on ethnicity and race.

 

 

HARASSMENT

 

$575,000

Sexual Harassment
Female carpet manufacturer employee was sexually harassed by another employee and company failed to take corrective action.

 

 

 

 

Injury Verdicts & Settlements

 

WRONGFUL DEATH

 

$3.4 Million

Wrongful Death
Motorcyclist fatally injured by a commercial truck making a left turn in front of oncoming traffic.

 

$1.0 Million

Wrongful Death
Passengers were fatally injured when the driver of the vehicle caused a solo car accident.

 

 

PREMISE LIABILTY

 

$900,000

Premise Liability
Property owner/operator’s negligent tent assembly used for outdoors events resulted in a permanent injuries to women to brachial nerve branch.

 

$185,000
Premises Liability

Minor injured at daycare when a piano fell over breaking her leg.

 

$180,00

Premise Liability
A falling hammer injured person standing at construction site.

 

$100,000

Premise Liability
Person tripped over a dangerous condition on a business parking lot and required hip surgery.

 

$85,000

Premise Liability
Person tripped over boxes at a local supermarket resulting in severe lower back

 

 

PRODUCT DEFECT 

$750,000

Product Defect
Defective warehouse pallet rack design resulted in large wooden pallets collapsing onto a person and ruptured her spleen.

 

$400,000

Product Defect/Med-Mal
Female employee, initially injured by defective bunk bed & suffered spinal injury, was subsequently injured by her treating doctor.

 

 

AUTO ACCIDENTS

 

$100,000

Auto v. Pedestrian
Pedestrian crossing a residential street was struck by a vehicle and required knee surgery.  Reversed adverse police report.

 

$100,000

Auto v. Bicyclist
Bicyclist was struck by a vehicle while in cross walk resulting in serious spinal injury.

ERISA/Disability Verdicts & Settlements

 

MONTOUR V. HARTFORD LIFE AND ACCIDENT IINSURANCE COMPANY


Our client worked for the same aerospace company for 39 years and became unable to work because longstanding back and knee ailments.   Our client had already received Social Security Benefits and was deemed unable to work by vocational assessment.   Hartford as administrator and adjuster of their own claims, conspired with their own doctors to, and did deny our client benefits.   We litigated the case through federal trial and ultimately prevailed on all of our claims in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.  Our client received all back payments and his disability payments were reinstated.   We also received our attorney’s fees from Hartford.   This case Montour v. Hartford has become a landmark case in ERISA law shedding light on the unfair practices many insurers use to deny claims.

Defense Cases

 

Represented Plaintiff in Sexual Harassment Case Against Major Carpet Manufacturer
A female employee claimed she was raped at work.   Zealously litigated the case proving a history and climate of sexual harassment.   Manufacturer claimed the incident never happened and they maintained an environment free of sexual harassment.   Obtained a $575,000 settlement for our client.

 

 

Successfully prosecuted Trade Secret Case against a major Automobile Manufacturer
Our client, a small advertising firm presented a unique marketing idea under a non-disclosure agreement to a major automobile manufacturer.   They denied moving forward with our client’s idea, but a year later came out with their own marketing plan, which was substantially identical to our client’s idea.   We sued the automaker and litigated the case through trial and obtained a favorable six-figure settlement for our client.

 

 

Defended Oxide Plating Company against Breach of Contract/ Products Liability Suit
We defended an Oxide Plating company against claims they failed to properly plate a contracted military part.  We zealously litigated the case through trial and obtained a verdict on behalf of our client.  We proved in trial that our client adhered to all protocols and specifications required under their contract.   We also recovered our client’s attorney fees and costs on the action.

 

 

Defended franchise gas station owner against Fraud and Breach of Contract suit
Our client sold his gas station to another business owner in the same industry.  The new owner claimed our client falsified sales numbers and took inventory that should have been part of the sale.   We litigated the case through trial and prevailed on every cause of action.  We also prevailed on our counterclaim and recovered attorney fees and costs for our client.

 

 

Defended a Major Manufacturer in Sexual Harassment Claims made against her manager
A female employee claims her manager required sexual favors for her to keep her position made claims.   We proved she had been in a consensual romantic relationship with her manager outside of work and there had been no quid pro quo.

 

 

Company in Bad Faith refusal of Claim
Our client was an event company, which provided recreational equipment for large corporate parties and events.     A substantial portion of their equipment was stolen off their lot.   They made an insurance claim and their insurer denied their claim.   We file a bad faith action against the insurance company and litigated the case through summary judgment.   We obtained a full compensatory settlement for our client.

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