Litigation

Notable litigations resolved by trial or by alternative dispute resolution include:

  • Judgment in favor of client establishing right under Corporations Code to challenge validity of election by financially-interested directors, upheld on substantive issue on appeal with published decision with Lawrence Jacobson acting as co-lead counsel in the trial court.
  • Judgment in favor of client for breach of contract, followed by successful motion to add additional judgment debtor as alter ego, with recovery of punitive damages.
  • Order of dismissal in favor of clients in action for alleged fraudulent conveyance and accounting.
  • Arbitration award in favor of clients confirming right to acquire commercial real property, and to acquire the property upon terms advocated by clients.
  • Arbitration award in favor of client as withdrawing, retiring partner in law firm with the award confirming client’s entitlement to benefits as advocated by client.
  • Judgment in favor of client for recovery of misappropriation of trade secrets.
  • Judgment in favor of client for recovery for breach of franchise agreement.
  • Judgment in favor of client sued as corporate alter ego with judgment affirmed on appeal with cost of proof sanctions awarded in favor of client.
  • Judgment in favor of client sued for alleged breach of supply agreement and fraud regarding computer component supply agreement.
  • Summary Judgment in favor of client sued for alleged embezzlement of money and property.
  • Judgment in favor of client in denial of discharge litigation in Bankruptcy case sustaining client’s discharge.
  • Judgment in favor of client as creditor determining that debt was non-dischargeable as based upon fraud.
  • Resolution of multi-party litigation involving bank action against clients with cross-action against by clients bank and title company resulting in bank reconveying title after nonjudicial foreclosure sale.
  • Resolution of franchise termination proceedings with client obtaining the benefit of the franchise locations without termination through partial sale and partial retention agreement.
  • Resolution of wrongful foreclosure action against clients as assignee of interest in note and Deed of Trust with payment of the secured obligation.
  • Resolution of litigation initiated by bank against clients with multiple real property security issues whereby clients achieved restructure of financial and property interests.
  • Resolution of litigation initiated by the State of California against client with respect to claims of breach of contract regarding heavy equipment for highway maintenance with claim of non-compliance withdrawn and client’s status as qualified bidder reinstated.
  • Resolution of intra-family disputes regarding ownership of corporate and real property interests whereby clients obtained buyout arrangements with respect to their interests.
  • Resolution of share buyout dispute with client, widow of controlling shareholder, achieving sale of shares to minority shareholder.
  • Resolution of wage and hour litigation with business continued without interruption.
  • Resolution of hostile takeover litigation with client (management) retaining control and acquiring all shares.
  • Resolution of agrarian trespass action against cable television company for unauthorized trenching on ranch land with ouster of trespasser.
  • Resolution of lender liability action with multi-million dollar settlement.
  • Resolution of action by physician against client (medical clinic) for alleged wrongful termination and defamation.
  • Resolution of numerous actions relating to corporate and partnership dissolutions involving expert witness analyses of financial transaction reporting and tracing.
  • Resolution of numerous audit and collection issues with tax agencies.