TRIALS AND ARBITRATIONS
Obtained verdict of over $9.3 million, including punitive damages, in three-week jury trial on claims for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty against co-adventurer in real estate investment joint venture.
Lead counsel for personal care product manufacturer and distributor in breach of contract and business tort jury trial; obtained $3 million judgment, including judgment on tort cross-claims against client.
Led legal team in jury trial for franchisor in financial services business; obtained money judgment for franchisor and confirmation of propriety of cancellation of franchise.
Sole counsel in trial for condominium owner in action against homeowners’ association involving 18 witnesses, including 6 experts. Judgment for homeowner including award of attorneys fees and costs which exceeded compensatory damage award.
Lead counsel in damages phase of federal court trial on behalf of mobile home park owner against City of Malibu.
Defended Thomas Kinkade, one of the world’s most successful artists, and his company in three week arbitration proceeding in which a very favorable result was obtained against multi-million dollar breach of contract and business tort claims of an alleged former business partner.
Successfully defended foreign distributor of television series in arbitration against claims of fraud and breach of contract, including obtaining substantial award of attorneys’ fees and costs that was affirmed by the Superior Court.