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Obtained summary judgment in case involving a dispute over ownership of a California vineyard and winery.
Obtained judgment at trial in favor of manufacturer of racing valves for NASCAR application in action initiated by client’s competitor and former employer for misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of employment agreement. Established that action had not been prosecuted in good faith and recovered well over half a million dollars in attorneys’ fees and costs under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act.
Hernandez v. Du, et al. (Deerbrook Enterprise) (LASC: BC626572)
Plaintiff, a pedestrian, alleges she was injured on 7/24/14 when she was struck by a MV driven by Mr. Du and owned by Deerbrook.
Plaintiffs made 998 offer of $45,000.00.
Settled for $38,000.00.
Reduced Monies Owed
Defended general contractor in Federal court in Sacramento in action concerning alleged defects in warehouse, resolved claims of in excess of $4 million for less than $1.5 million.
Plaintiffs contended that their decedent developed non-Hodgkins lymphoma as a result of occupational exposures to benzene at a metal office manufacturing facility between 1982 and 2002. Plaintiffs dismissed two P&S clients: a manufacturer of adhesive and coating products; and a manufacturer of laboratory-grade trichloroethylene for a waiver of costs.
Plaintiff alleged that he developed asbestosis and pleural thickening/plaques as a result of occupational exposure to asbestos-containing products during his service in the U.S. Navy. Plaintiff dismissed P&S Client, a manufacturer of wire, for a mutual waiver of costs.
Obtained Reimbursement of Fees
Defended subcontractor in subrogation claim in state court action in San Diego, resolved matter with subcontractor obtaining reimbursement of attorneys' fees and dismissal with prejudice.
In claim filed by employee with Retaliation Complaint Unit of California Department of Industrial Relations against non-profit organization, obtained dismissal of all claims prior to hearing.
Plaintiff contended that he developed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma as a result of occupational exposure to toxic chemicals while working as a carpenter, set-builder, and prop-maker at various employment locations between 1978 and 2009. Plaintiff dismissed three P&S Clients: a manufacturer of acetone; a manufacturer of paint thinner; and a manufacturer of lubricant for a waiver of costs.
Motion to Dismiss
Plaintiff contended that he developed interstitial pulmonary fibrosis (lung disease) as a result of exposures to silica, metals, and other dust particles when he sanded anti-skid products in a naval shipyard between 1970 and 1996. Federal district court granted defendants' motion to dismiss. P&S clients were manufacturers of an anti-skid coating.
Plaintiff alleged that he contracted asbestos as a result of occupational exposure to asbestos-containing products during his employment as an insulator from 1963 to 1983. Plaintiff dismissed P&S Client, a manufacturer of fibrous adhesive, for a mutual waiver of costs.
Plaintiff alleged that he sustained non-Hodgkin's lymphoma as a result of occupation exposure to chemicals while working at various auto body shops between 1977 and 2007. Plaintiff dismissed two P&S clients: a manufacturer of paint and coating; and a manufacturer of paint surface preparation cleaner for a waiver of costs.