Business

Representative Cases - Business

  •  Competitors in online product each mutually claiming the other was sabotaging their business by fake reviews, posting negative comments online, blogging, impacting positions on Amazon
  • Claims of breach of oral contract for purchase of lab equipment for reference labs and dispute over who was to cover costs of billings not covered by insurance
  • Company under contract bought out by larger corporation and dispute over terms of preexisting contract to purchase product
  • Partnership dispute over medical (dental) devices and interpretation of partner’s obligation or option to invest $10 million in contrast to changed market conditions
  • Dispute over lease restrictions of other tenants versus known presence of office workers
  • Partnership dissolution in cannabis operations and issues of mismanagement, use of dehumidifiers, and illegal distribution
  • Multimillion dollar fight over termination of distribution rights and monies owed after the agreement was terminated; dispute over accounting by third party auditor
  • Architect relied on survey which had wrong setback, causing City to find violation of codes and foundation being ripped up.
  • Breach of contract action by putative parents against surrogacy agency
  • Partnership dissolution over joint interests in quarry in Mexico with third party to mine the quarry
  • Dissolution of partnership in cannabis farm with claims of fraud, mismanagement, denials of cash payments.
  • Claims of ownership interest instead of employee relationship in investment entity based on claims of oral contract in contrast to legal filings and employment contracts
  • War between friends of three decades on claims of nonrepayment of loans countered by claims of overpayments, emotional fraud, corruption
  • Suit against broker and lending bank in sale of dental practice where buyer sued the seller for nondisclosure.  That case settled, but seller then sued the bank and broker to recover all losses.
  • Claim of breach of oral contract to restore short sale property to original owner for fee with property value doubling in five years.
  • Dissolution of partnerships in multiple restaurants.
  • Breach of contract with wedding planner and site venue for lack of air-conditioning in extravagant wedding in 103 degree heat.
  • Breach by Repossessor of truck in middle of night versus claims all payments were current
  • Breach of contract for loading and unloading agreement for deployed military personnel
  • Local Wine maker dispute with large distributor for failing to make reasonable efforts to market their wine
  • Damage to private jet by company storing jet which rolled into another plane with dispute over damages caused by history of this accidental damage
  • 51% versus 49% partners of beauty salon mutually claiming fraud, assault, invasion of privacy and embezzlement
  • Unpaid legal fees to expert hired by HOA
  • Claims against app designer exceeding contractual estimate by hundreds of thousands
  • Suit against broker and lending back in sale of dental practice with claims of failure to disclose clientele resulting in lawsuit against buyer of practice
  • Dissolution of longtime partnership in fabric designs and claims of trademark violations
  • Destruction of frozen embryos after storage for five years and discovery storage had remained unsealed and embryos had disappeared
  • Suit for failure to disclose pending workers compensation claims that Buyer states raised his costs and failed to permit profits​
  • Commercial property leased for thirty years with landlord claiming multiple violations of lease and requirement for consent and permitting; tenant claims no violations but harassment
  • Tax partnership dissolution and claims of breach of agreement, violation of non-compete clause with mutual claims of failure to pay.
  • Suit over executed document with mistakenly omitted negotiated terms.
  • Dispute re nonpayment of event fees at hotel.
  • Unpaid loan to defendant concerning promise to buy investment property out of state.
  • Suit re plaintiffs who opened unsuccessful small salon claiming plumbing issues’ interference with business growth.​
  • Plaintiffs claim easement for free parking spaces from Sellers who subsequently sold property to bona fide purchaser. Dispute over terms of easement.
  • Dispute over broken commercial lease with claims of breach by landlord for unreasonably refusing proposed new tenant.
  • Business dispute re payments in cash to Plaintiff’s agent; Plaintiff denied existence of agent.
  • Breach of commercial lease by law firm shut down by State Bar.
  • Dispute over management and claimed theft by partners in small retail business.
  • Community dispute over pageant rights involving city, Chamber of Commerce, community groups.
  • Demand for return of nonrefundable $5 million deposit in failed residential home purchase.
  • Demand for return of nonrefundable $1 million deposit in purchase of multi million dollar hotel.
  • Medical partnership dissolution and dispute over value of partnership buyout interests.
  • Pro per owner of liquor store sought to terminate agreement re ATM machine which was silent on termination options.
  • Dispute over oral agreement to repurchase shares in European company.
  • Dispute over quality of contractor’s work on remodel exceeding contract price by 33%.
  • Breach of lease for commercial property and dispute over personal guarantee by lessee.
  • Prefiling dispute between partners to tech firm with multiple businesses when partnership collapsed.
  • Breach of contract issues from miscalculated engineering numbers causing defective design for sophisticated research laboratory out of state .
  • Suit against bank for fraud and violations of mortgage regulations and modifications.
  • Breach in purchase of car wash, with claims of fraud in presale accounting relating to business profits and product sales .
  • Suit against insurer for failure to cover losses arising from burglary and theft of major sports memorabilia collection.
  • Suit for business interruption and loss of inventory from flooding of commercial property from neighboring property.
  • Marvin v Marvin claims by girlfriend against estate of deceased lover with executed agreements explicitly relinquishing such rights.
  • Suit re expired agreement with providers of nursing technicians on defunct business.
  • Dispute over investments and profit sharing in 2008 collapse; claims of breach fiduciary duty.
  • Lawsuit by investors in new restaurant and subsequent Bankruptcy with claims investment was a loan, not an investment.
  • Intrafamily dispute between family and in-laws alleging fraud, embezzlement, tortious interference.
  • Suit over failed escrow funding over $3 million in downtownundeveloped commercial property.
  • Dispute over management and claimed theft of bakery business.
  • Construction delays and breach of contract in construction of surgery center at large hospital.
  • Breach of commercial lease by law firm shut down by State Bar.
  • Partnership dissolution over 20+ franchise restaurants.
  • Dispute over fraudulent contract for personal security illegally obtained, theft from employer.
  • Dissolution of business partnership of downtown grocery and claims of theft, breach.
  • Dispute over share of proceeds from sale of multimillion-dollar spec residence .
  • Dispute over claimed lack of profits from $3 million investment in commercial property.
  • Breach suit against bank for claimed loss of property in bank safe deposit boxes.
  • Nonpayment of invoiced charges with counter charges of poor quality powdercoated products.
  • Charges cemetery broke burial sites to make room for new sites; disinterments and illegal disturbance of remains with no notice to families.
  • Multiple sales of same plots in cemetery and loss of remains.
  • Counterclaims of embezzlement and defamation with bankruptcy pending.
  • Dispute over inheritance between siblings over assets and Malibu property.
  • Repossessor illegally repossessed and damaged leased vehicle after lease paid off.
  • Claims of conversion and abandonment of horses in equestrian center.
  • Intra-family suit over control of millions of dollars of property, investments and claims of fraud.
  • Dispute over claimed negotiated term versus erroneous inclusion regarding management status of partners.
  • Dispute over sales of pizza franchises out of state .
  • Suite against bank for not catching embezzlement from accounts.
  • Disputed investments in public utilities with rebate programs, claims of misrepresented projections and fraud
  • Shareholder derivative suit in claims of fraudulent accounting, breach of fiduciary obligations and misuse and comingling of personal expenses.
  • Dispute over terms of termination of decades-long distribution agreements with beverage company .
  • Damage in leased storage facility when ammonia leakage destroyed frozen food products.
  • Breach of contract in restoration of classic 1937 hotrod.
  • Claims of embezzlement by “tax doctor” providing financial advice and investment services.
  • Movie distribution dispute arbitrated under AAA with continuing disagreement over obligation to pay commissions on sales where payments were not received from distributor. Distributor used subcontractor who failed to distribute product leaving defendant with liability.
  • Suit by music composer in dispute with long time partner over production of music cues.
  • Dispute over investment in movie project with allegations of fraud from claims that a particular celebrity had signed on to play the lead.
  • Breach of contract in reality show series involving models undergoing makeovers with claims of false representations as to credentials of skincare facility.
  • Dispute over unpaid and overpaid marketing billings and breach of contract in services involving press on Asian pop singer.
  • Misappropriation of likeness of British royalty for ads for vapor cigarettes in coupon mailings.
  • Breach of oral contract claims for percentage of writer’s revenues and residuals for number of successful film scripts covering 15 year relationship.
  • Skateboard inventors lost patent after missing maintenance payment.
  • Dispute over fraudulent contract for personal security illegally obtained from public figure, theft from employer .
  • Fraudulent representations to obtain over $10million in investing in multiple film projects.
  • Partnership dissolution and trade secrets breach in company creating sports videos.
  • Misappropriation of images of models used in commercial enterprises.
  • Partnership dissolution between creator of reality shows and investor partner.
  • Short sale of residential property with lienholder refusing to approve the buyer and alternately selling on auction site.
  • Management of commercial properties with disputed management by extended family and multiple owners.
  • Claims of fraud and conversion in freight handling partnership.
  • Partnership dissolution between “angel investor” and business owner of skin care and health care products.
  • Employment commissions dispute for service representatives in car dealership.
  • Dissolved romantic relationship and competing claims over ownership of mutually developed company.
  • Failed purchase of catering company with mutual claims of fraud and breach.
  • Early termination of lease in year two of eight; Claims of looting of landlord company to force insolvency.
  • Sale of commercial property of 21 units with only 20 units and one undisclosed illegal unit.
  • Breach of contract to pay pro rata shares of large billboard over shopping center and failure of property owner to subdivide undeveloped lot.
  • Buyer backing out of purchase of multi-million dollar shopping center. Seller demanding specific performance.
  • War between brothers over real estate development business and dissolution with claims of theft, fraud.
  • Dual broker orchestrated purchase of small business to guarantee retirement investment with claims of nondisclosure, misrepresentations and fraud.
  • Overseas company charged with constructing defective cranes and component parts causing crane to fail.
  • Breach of agreement to produce research in hospital.
  • Purchase of multimillion dollar aerospace company with claims of failures to disclose and breach of sales agreements.
  • Mutual claims of breach of contract in renovation of downtown hotel and lack of operative executed contract, with two competing unexecuted versions.
  • Breach of contract and dispute over responsibility for completing OSHPD projects in purchase of nursing facility.
  • Misappropriation of funds and breach of fiduciary duties in accounting, financial management and property management for winner of lottery.
  • Dispute over defective apparel manufactured in China with unpaid purchase orders.
  • Dispute over expenses and repayment of costs between partners in flipped property.
  • Breach of contract and interference claims by former employer against sales persons.
  • Breach of lease action with long history of franchise pizza operations.
  • Claims of false advertising in sale of kitty litter product alleging biodegradability and odor control.
  • Violation of trade secret misappropriation and confidentiality for disclosure to nonpermitted parties for descriptions of actors’ roles.
  • Short sale of residential property with lienholder refusing to approve the buyer and alternately selling on auction site.
  • Management of commercial properties with disputed management by extended family and multiple owners.
  • Claims of fraud and conversion in freight handling partnership.
  • Partnership dissolution between “angel investor” and business owner of skin care and health care products.
  • Employment commissions dispute for service representatives in car dealership.
  • Dissolved romantic relationship and competing claims over ownership of mutually developed company.
  • Failed purchase of catering company with mutual claims of fraud and breach.
  • Early termination of lease in year two of eight; Claims of looting of landlord company to force insolvency.
  • Sale of commercial property of 21 units with only 20 units and one undisclosed illegal unit.
  • Breach of contract to pay pro rata shares of large billboard over shopping center and failure of property owner to subdivide undeveloped lot.
  • Buyer backing out of purchase of multi-million dollar shopping center. Seller demanding specific performance.
  • War between brothers over real estate development business and dissolution with claims of theft, fraud.
  • Fraud claims for misrepresentations of value of securities of company purchasing healthcare business for shares of stock instead of cash.
  • ​Breach of contract with wedding planner and site venue for lack of air-conditioning in Fresno extravagant wedding in 103 degree heat.
  • Breach by reposessor of truck in middle of night with claims all payments were current
  • Breach of contract for loading and unloading agreement for deployed military personnelLocal Wine maker dispute with large distributor for failing to make reasonable efforts to market their wine