Hon. Jacqueline A. Connor (Ret.)

Profile

Hon. Jacqueline Connor brings over 25 years of judicial experience in resolving complex legal and factual issues to her mediations. Nationally recognized for her extensive study of juries, Judge Connor’s fluency in the art and business of jury perceptions offer parties an expert assessment of the risks and rewards that they face at the hands of a jury.

Judge Connor’s in-depth knowledge of settlements, judicial decisions, and jury verdicts is enhanced by her ability to connect with parties on a straightforward and honest level. Attorneys have commented favorably on her superb settlement ability, such as “[Judge Connor] was able to work out a deal that was agreeable to everybody. It took a lot of guts for her to do what she did. But she figured out what the case was worth and she settled the case. There [are not] enough judges that do that sort of thing.”

Judge Connor has been honored as “Judge of the Year” by three different legal organizations as well as been recognized as amongst the top legal professionals in both California and the nation, speaks fluent Japanese, and is a proud alumnus of the University of Southern California.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business & Commercial Contract
  • Consumer Rights Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate

Awards & Honors

  • 2013: Top Neutral Rising Star, Daily Journal
  • 2012: Judge of the Year, Loyola Law School
  • 2007: Top 100 California Leading Lawyers (Daily Journal)
  • 2006: Leading 500 Judges Nationwide (Lawdragon)
  • 2006: Outstanding Jurist of the Year (Los Angeles County Bar Association)
  • 2000: Judge of the Year (Century City Bar Association)
  • 2000: Judge of the Year (Criminal Section – Los Angeles County Bar Association)

Professional Background

  • 1988 – 2012  Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court
    • Santa Monica Courthouse (Civil Assignment), 2002 – 2012
    • Central Criminal, 1989 – 2002
    • Pasadena Courthouse,1988
  • 1986 – 1988 Judge, Los Angeles Municipal Court
    • West Los Angeles; Metropolitan Courthouse; Central Arraignment
  •  1977 – 1986 Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office
    • Head of the Sexual Assault Unit, 1979 -1983

Education

  • 2012 Pepperdine, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Mediating the Litigated Case
  • 1976 University of Southern California School of Law, Juris Doctorate
  • 1973 University of Southern California, International Relations and Economics

Professional Organizations

  • American Bar Association Commission on Juries
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Speaker/National Conference Representative)
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Board Member)
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (Speaker)
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association (Presentation Speaker)
  • California Judges Association (Member; Nominating Committee)
  • Commission on Judicial Performance (Special Master)
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (Seminar Speaker)
  • Judicial Council Task Force on Jury System Improvement
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (various committees and task forces)
  • Los Angeles Superior Court (Executive Committee, Trial Jurors Committee Chair, and ADR Committee)
  • Santa Monica Bar Association (Presentation Speaker)
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (Panelist/Speaker)

Speaking Presentations

Judge Connor has spoken extensively on various legal topics, including:

  • Jury Innovation and Reforms
  • Elder Abuse
  • Evidence
  • Civil Jury Instructions
  • Media & High Profile Cases
  • Technology in the Courtroom
  • Voir Dire and Jury Strategies
  • Trial Practice
  • Cross-Boarder Litigation
  • Juries and Cyberspace

Publications

  • Mediation Gangnam Style, Korean Law Journal (2014)
  • Juror Number Eight, CAALA Advocate Magazine and Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Trial Talk (2012)
  • If I Had More Time Could I Make It Shorter, ABTL Report (Spring 2012)
  • Closing Argument, CEB California Trial Practice, Civil Procedure Before Trial (2011)
  • Handling ProPers Like a Pro, Focus, LA Daily Journal (July 27, 2009)
  • Handling Trials Efficiently, CEB California Trial Practice, Civil Procedure During Trial (Co-Author, April 2007)
  • Jurors Need to Have Their Own Copies of Instructions, LA Daily Journal (February 25, 2004)
  • Jury Innovations, International Association of Defense Counsel Defense Counsel Journal (April 2000)
  • Jury Management and Jury Selection, CEB California Trial Practice, Civil Procedure Before Trial (2010)
  • Jury Reform, Journal of Legal Advocacy and Practice, University of La Verne Law Review (1999)
  • Jury Service in LA County, Los Angeles County Bar Los Angeles Litigator (Winter 2001)
  • Making the Evidence Code Work for You, ABTL Journal (Fall 2009)
  • Mandatory Settlement Conferences, Perspectives from the Bench, CAALA Advocate Magazine (2009)
  • Mediation: Who Are You Talking To?, CAALA Advocate Magazine (2011 Convention Issue)
  • One Day One Trial and What It Means to You, Perspectives from the Bench, CAALA Advocate Magazine (October 2007)
  • One Day, One Trial in Los Angeles, State Bar of California California Litigation (November 1, 2005)
  • “One Day, One Trial” Opens Lawyers Eyes About Jury Service, LA Daily Journal (April 25, 2006)
  • Opening Statements and Jury Deliberations, CEB California Trial Practice, Civil Procedure Before Trial (2009)
  • The Ten Best Ways to Sabotage Your Motions, CAALA Advocate Magazine (2010)
  • Ups, Downs, and All, Serving on Juries, Forum, LA Daily Journal (May 17, 2005)
  • What Are Jurors Thinking?, Perspectives from the Bench, CAALA Advocate Magazine (June 2008)

Representative Cases

Business/Contract

  • 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 personnel.
  • Local Wine maker dispute with large distributor for failing to make reasonable efforts to market their wine.

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Construction Defect

  • Subcontractor collected checks and falsified releases then fled
  • Bank failed to honor contractual requirement of dual signatures
  • Sandblasting job caused lead contamination, failure to provide protective covering; inspectors confirmed prior work did not produce lead.
  • Breach of contract from miscalculated engineering numbers causing defective design for sophisticated research laboratory.
  • Flooding of condo from higher condo. Disputed liability between HOA and tenants.
  • Suit on spec home valued at multi- millions with multiple subs.
  • Dispute over quality of contractor’s work on remodel contract exceeding contract by 33%.
  • Claims over defects in landscaping and pool construction, claims subcontractors changed the terms of the contract.
  • Suit for failure to disclose allegations against seller and broker, water intrusion, mold and unpermitted modifications.
  • Construction defect and professional malpractice case: engineer gave wrong measurements and building was built with defects due to the plans.
  • Construction defect allegations against architect and contractor in spec multi million-dollar residence.
  • Failure of architect to design and include bathroom addition required by city specs.
  • Failure to disclose code violations in multi-million dollar property in Manhattan Beach, fraud and allegations supporting punitive damages.
  • Neighbors suing over complications from water drainage and destruction of trees, loss of vegetation.
  • Dispute over easement and building of wall blocking access to rental units by neighbors.
  • Claim that neighbor destroyed trees located on property of complaining neighbor and deliberate trespass during absence of neighboring party.
  • Suit re defective installation of pool tile by subcontractor.
  • Construction defect challenges to contractor in muti- million dollar remodel; deficient installation versus claim of design defect of state of art glass door.
  • Dispute with unexecuted competing contracts for drywall installation on renovation of hotel and claims of delay.

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Elder Abuse

  • Boundary dispute with 92 owner of one property; 14” fence on wrong property
  • Neighbor caring for 90+ neighbor obtains quitclaim on property, use of mutual credit card raising issues of financial elder abuse versus legitimate real property transaction
  • Neighbor dispute over boundary and new fence; claims of elder abuse
  • Wrongful death and dependent adult abuse from suicide of mentally ill son left with non-conservator mother.
  • Suits re bedsores following surgery.
  • Claims of financial elder abuse by grandfather against granddaughter and claims of fraud and undue influence, demanding returns of multi-million dollar cash disbursement.
  • Claims of fraud and abuse by sons of elderly woman who switched property title into their names and taking out loans, selling her home and causing her eviction.
  • Failure to diagnose extreme loss of weight in short time frame.
  • Failure to diagnose broken bone for weeks in elderly patient.
  • Claim of elder abuse in attempted fraud relating to short sale.
  • Multiple suits involving injuries, poor care and insufficient staffing of elder homes.
  • Mother daughter dispute over property ownership and claims of financial elder abuse.
  • Wrongful death from fall during transport to adult day care.

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Employment

  • Termination of 36 year employee for safety issues
  • Negligent supervision of employee involved in assault
  • Imploding partnership between minority and majority shareholders with claims of trade secret violations and scope of noncompete clause
  • Claims of sexual discrimination by gay nurse
  • Wrongful termination 35 year elderly (66 year old) employee of major corporation
  • Mutual combat between two employees of different departments at university
  • Sexual harassment claims of 16 year old fast food employee by older manager with cameras recording the interactions
  • Mutual claims of theft, sexual harassment and wage and hour claims, wrongful classification
  • Multiple Suits re sexual harassment and breach of agreement.
  • Wage and Hour dispute over unpaid overtime, penalties and liquidated damages.
  • Injuries from store-invasion robbery of customer and salesperson.
  • Suit re discrimination and failure to provide accommodation to employee after knee surgery.
  • Suit re discrimination concerning religious requirements of Sabbath hours.
  • Three-month probationary employee wrongful termination claim.
  • Defamation suit rising from claims of embezzlement by company employee in addition to bankruptcy and federal claims.
  • Sexual harassment and wrongful termination charges out of surgery clinic.
  • Employment wage and hours dispute, sexual harassment and gender discrimination.
  • Hostile work environment and whistle blower claims by terminated employee.
  • Wrongful termination and failure to provide ADA accommodations after absences and foot surgeries.
  • Employment disability discrimination, failure to accommodate and wrongful termination.
  • Wrongful termination and sexual harassment of employee in hospital chain.
  • Suit against lawyer underlying case of employment dispute, including wrongful termination, and failure to expedite early resolution and missing statute of limitation claims.
  • Wrongful Termination, hostile work environment and whistle blower claims.
  • Multiple technicians in car dealership claim wage and hour violations.
  • Age discrimination suit against Hospital chain.
  • PAGA claims and violations of WARN regulations re notice of layoffs in sale of car dealership.
  • Employment violation discrimination and failure to accommodate knee surgery.
  • Employment discrimination religious requirements of Sabbath hours and forced work.
  • Wrongful termination, gender discrimination, claims of being forced to lie for employer in arbitration.
  • Pregnancy discrimination, employer denied knowledge of pregnancy; discharge of at will employee because of quality of work and loss of business.
  • Transgender discrimination and claim employer forced employee to choose gender.
  • Failure to accommodate prior injury to ankle suffered while on job; ankle crushed.
  • Sexual harassment over ten year period with competing claims of theft of trade secrets.
  • Dispute over contract for personal security allegedly obtained while employer was incapacitated, claimed theft from employer.
  • Failure to accommodate condition of depression and anxiety.
  • Failure to accommodate bedbugs, wage/hours and other deficiencies for truck driver.
  • Age discrimination and hostile work environment with push for quotas and demand for “new blood”.
  • Wrongful termination of one employee but not another with domestic violence issues.
  • Class action on wage and hour violations in cosmetology school • $80 million dollar theft of trade secrets by key employees leaving to form new company.
  • Hostile work environment ad failure to provide prayers space for Muslim employee.
  • Misclassification cases regarding employees versus independent contractors.
  • Failure to accommodate depression.
  • Retaliation claims, age and gender violations and hostile work environment for older long-term employees.
  • Employment commissions dispute for service representatives in car dealership.
  • Rescission of job offer after applicant terminated prior employment.
  • Race discrimination and hostile work environment in fashion retail establishment.
  • Sexual harassment/ hostile work environment by staff soliciting sex from hotel guests and guests sexually harassing staff.
  • Part-time lifeguard claimed age discrimination and constructive termination against city.
  • Employment dispute by pre-kindergarten teacher and claims of constructive discharge.
  • Wrongful termination dispute by employee in academic organization forced to make changes in grading and whistle blowing on sexual harassment claims.
  • Retaliation claims, age and gender violations and hostile work environment for older longterm employees.
  • Employment commissions dispute for service representatives in car dealership.
  • Rescission of job offer after applicant terminated prior employment.
  • Race discrimination and hostile work environment in fashion retail establishment.
  • Sexual harassment/ hostile work environment by staff soliciting sex from hotel guests and guests sexually harassing staff.
  • Parttime lifeguard claimed age discrimination and constructive termination.
  • Employment dispute re pre-K teacher and claims of constructive discharge.
  • Partime life guard claiming racial discrimination.
  • Allegations of racial discrimination against line-chef in all Hispanic business entity.
  • Termination of 36 year employee for safety issues.

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Entertainment/Intellectual Property

  • Dispute over royalties allegedly owed in investment in producer of rock music festivals
  • Lawsuit over use of footage of documentary that was harmful to nonprofit eco-organization
  • Television personality sued by manager for terminating oral agency agreement
  • Dissolution of longterm partnership and claims of theft of trademarked fabric designs
  • 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.
  • Coverage dispute over serious injuries from collapse of gate on security guard on filming site.
  • Mother-daughter conflict over agent services for daughter and claims of embezzlement of monies.
  • Copyright battle over use of sound system business title.
  • Claims of violation of trade secrets, confidentiality and breach of contract in allowing unpermitted actors to view descriptions of actor roles
  • Coverage dispute over serious injuries from collapse of gate on security guard on filming site.
  • Mother-daughter conflict over agent services for daughter and claims of embezzlement of monies.
  • Copyright battle over use of sound system business title.
  • Dispute over royalties allegedly owed in investment in producer of rock music festivals.

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Government Entities & School Campuses

  • Civil rights action for suit against state and county corrections for unreasonable force on inmate
  • Mutual claims of theft, sexual harassment and wage and hour claims, wrongful classification
  • Fire damage from public utility power lines causing fire
  • Efforts to muzzle community activist on city development and easement restrictions
  • Mutual combat between employees from two university departments
  • Plaintiff rear-ended by police officer
  • Tree branch falls onto teenager in public park: dispute between entities
  • Fight on high school campus over claims student stole wallet
  • Fight on campus with gang intervention; fractured spine
  • Student blinded after school on campus when hit by thrown ball
  • Trip on extension of temporary fence at fair; injury to left ankle
  • Plaintiff 12-year-old student subject to bullying repeatedly over months with alleged non-action by school district, principal and other school personnel. Assault aggravated wound from prior surgery,
  • Suit against University by student claiming harassment after roommate posted video of masturbation and posting seen by other students.
  • Claims of rape by 14 year old against another 14 year old and publication of video after encounter in middle school.
  • Negligence/wrongful death claims against County and Department of Child Protective Services for failure to protect plaintiff’s daughter, killed by family relative.
  • Action against County and Sheriff for injuries to pretrial detainee in custody resulting in broken vertebrae.
  • Suit for traumatic brain injury from student assaulted during football skit.
  • Several cases of injuries from bicycles flipped from defects in roadway.
  • Fall on asphalt/concrete sidewalk divide outside car dealership; meds covered workman comp.
  • Fatalities from double car crash caused by hydroplaning on freeway after rains and claims against DOT and State for failure to clear drains on freeway.
  • Officer killed two pedestrians in walkway while racing to scene of crime with no lights or sirens.
  • High School Football player tackled causing brain damage. Claims of dangerous condition of turf on football field.
  • Inverse condemnation where raw sewage overflowed into residence.
  • Constructive eviction suit against city from sewage eruption and damage from residence basement filling with raw sewage and e-coli contamination.
  • Traumatic brain injury to student in mascot costume during sports rally.
  • Sexual relationship by government entity staff with underage wards of court.
  • Part-time lifeguard for beach city claimed age discrimination and constructive termination
  • Sexual relationship by government entity staff with underage wards of court.
  • Parttime lifeguard for beach city claimed age discrimination and constructive termination.
  • Civil rights action for suit against state and county corrections for unreasonable force on inmate.

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Health Care

  • Claims of another patient viewing plaintiff and invading privacy by peering over changing room wall
  • Failure of hospital to provide ASL interpreter in procedure leading to epidural injection complications
  • Destruction of frozen embryos stored for five years for failure to seal and possibly failure to even preserve them, plus placing more than two embryos in the container per manufacture recommendations
  • Failure to recognize and treat stroke symptoms; wrongful death
  • Medical damages from mold exposure and development of brain disease.
  • Suit re expired agreement with providers of nursing technicians on defunct business.
  • Sexual harassment and unlawful termination charges out of surgery clinic.
  • Age discrimination suit against healthcare provider.
  • Construction delays and breach of contract in construction of surgery center at Hospital.
  • Wrongful termination and sexual harassment of employee in healthcare facility.
  • Medical partnership dissolution and dispute over value of partnership buyout interests.
  • Elder abuse/failure to detect severe weight loss in short time frame at skilled nursing facility.
  • Malpractice action against medical facility for leaving tip of needle embedded in patient’s femur.
  • Allegations against detox centers with HIPAA-HITECH violations, wrongful death and fraud in claims of having full medical staff on site.
  • Dispute between two doctors contracting to develop emergency room facilities.
  • Wrongful termination and sexual harassment of employee in hospital chain.
  • Wrongful termination of hospital CEO, breach of fiduciary responsibilities.
  • Suicide of bipolar patient.
  • Dispute over source of contaminated pharmaceutical ingredients of supplements sold overseas and domestically.
  • Unsterilized needle used on plaintiff after use on HIV and HEP C patient.
  • Partnership dissolution between “angel investor” and business owner of skin care and health care products.
  • Dispute between hospitals and medical careproviders for reimbursement from HMO.
  • Traumatic brain injury from collapse of dental x-ray machine onto patient Suit against manufacturer and Dentist.
  • Breach of contract on hospital agreement to use research of orthopedic specialist.
  • Sexual harassment and wrongful termination charges out of surgery clinic.
  • Wrongful termination and sexual harassment of employee in hospital chain.
  • Age discrimination suit against Hospital chain.
  • Purchase of nursing care facility with dispute over responsibility for completion of OSHPD projects.
  • Wrongful Death medical malpractice by Physician’s assistant at clinic failing to send P to emergency room. He died that night.
  • Dispute over source of contaminated pharmaceutical ingredients of supplements sold overseas and domestically.
  • Unsterilized needle used on plaintiff after use on HIV and HEP C patient.
  • Partnership dissolution between “angel investor” and business owner of skin care and health care products.
  • Dispute between hospitals and medical careproviders for reimbursement from HMO.
  • Traumatic brain injury from collapse of dental x-ray machine onto patient Suit against manufacturer and Dentist.
  • Breach of contract on hospital agreement to use research of orthopedic specialist.
  • Sale of healthcare business to larger entity for valueless securities.

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Homeowner, Neighbor and Family Disputes

  • Nine siblings at war over two multiunit properties deeded by ailing parents
  • Dispute between multiple siblings over manner of distribution of inherited rental properties
  • Neighbors dispute over boundary line and claims of elder abuse with 92 year old property owner
  • Daughter suing father’s ex-girlfriend over claimed theft of artwork, disputed gift from father
  • Warring beach neighbors amid ongoing hostility, claims of invasion of privacy
  • Unpaid legal fees to expert hired by HOA
  • Family fighting over proceeds of sale of property for 5 million with claims of conversion, fraud and deceit by managing sibling
  • Neighbor dispute over boundary and new fence; claims of elder abuse
  • Neighbors suing over complications from water drainage and destruction of trees, loss of vegetation.
  • War between neighbors in apt complex, claims of assault and violations of restraining orders.
  • Contentious war between neighbors in multi-unit condo residence.
  • Multiple family resident easement disputes between neighbors on westside cul-de-sac.
  • Dispute over easement and building of wall blocking access to rental units by neighbors.
  • Claim that neighbor destroyed trees located on neighbor property and deliberate trespass during absence of neighboring party.
  • Dispute over narrow encroachment of neighbor wall previously cited for violating building codes.
  • Dog bite from neighbor’s escaped dog with counterclaims of deliberate dog taunting.
  • Adjoining neighbor conflict over encroachment by unpermitted garage.
  • War between neighbors in million dollar remodels claimed should have been deemed "new construction"
  • Intrafamily disputed claiming name on title as convenience without actual ownership.
  • Flooding Damages from upper condominium denied; dispute with HOA re access to unit to investigate cause of damage.
  • Malicious prosecution action against neighbor who unsuccessfully sued for encroaching vegetation.
  • War between brothers over real estate development business and dissolution with claims of theft, fraud.
  • Warring neighbors over claims of tree mutilation and trespass.
  • 90 year old woman injured by neighbor’s dog.
  • Legal malpractice suit following brutal war between siblings and explosion of trust.
  • Claims of failure to protect collateral artwork in intrafamily dispute and partner of principal.
  • Malicious prosecution action against neighbor who unsuccessfully sued for encroaching vegetation.
  • War between brothers over real estate development business and dissolution with claims of theft, fraud.
  • Warring neighbors over claims of tree mutilation and trespass.
  • Nine siblings at war over two multiunit properties deeded by ailing parents.
  • Dispute between multiple siblings over manner of distribution of inherited rental properties.

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Insurance

  • Suit against broker and carrier for failing to tell rejected applicant that blood tests showed HIV
  • Street racing death and policy exclusion for speed racing
  • Bad faith claims for denial of significant damage from water leak and broken pipe on theory of leak occurring more versus less than 14 days after leak discovered
  • Subrogation action for damages paid by carrier, caused by product defect failure
  • Subrogation action from rain damage caused by roofing contractor walking off job before rainstorm
  • Subrogation action/inverse condemnation from failure of valve and increase in pressure, blowing out plumbing on three locations. Payment of over $4 million to insured
  • Bad Faith claim against carrier who settled underlying UIM after delay of seven years
  • Multiple UIM and UM mediations and arbitrations
  • Subrogation demands for monies paid to insured for damage from lead contaminated property
  • Bad Faith Insurance claim for delay and refusal to extend living expenses due to fire damage.
  • Dispute re allocation of litigation costs with two insurance policies with one declining duty to defend.
  • Suit for refusal to pay for water damage from overflow of sewage pipe in major rainstorm, where policy included coverage of overflow.
  • Bad faith claims in first party insurance based on fire in residence, unreasonable delay in responding.
  • Insurer failure to cover losses arising from burglary and theft of memorabilia collection.
  • Claims for failure by title insurance company to notify buyers of pending liens.
  • Breach of Contract on insurance policy for water damage for rain flooding of storm drain.
  • Effort by insurance carrier to recover $1 million award to employee injured in DUI.
  • Bad faith refusal to pay policy limits in head-on collision.
  • Suit against carrier for refusing to pay carrier-attorney representing insured.
  • Bad faith claim of unpaid premiums and breach from mishandling of worker comp claims.
  • UIM coverage dispute relating to multiple rear end accidents.
  • Coverage dispute from non-covered flooding versus covered overflow from storm drain.
  • Nonpayment of repairs for emergency restoration work following residential fire.
  • Multiple UIM claims.
  • Disputed allocation of coverage on UIM claims in serial collisions.
  • Dispute over coverage of faulty installation of washer and mold exclusions.
  • Insolvent carrier taken over by CIGA with dispute over default judgments.
  • Subrogation action by major insurance carrier for payments made on inverse condemnation action.
  • Denial of coverage for leakage in construction of megamansion.
  • Underinsured motorist claim in broadside accident with $200,000 in medical damages.
  • Coverage dispute over serious injuries from collapse of gate on filming site.
  • Demand for policy limits on two accidents one month apart with underinsured motorist at fault, in which policy was tendered on first accident but insurer denied additional injuries from subsequent accident, refusing to tender second policy limit.
  • Coverage dispute over serious injuries from collapse of gate on filming site.
  • UIM dispute over failure to have claimed tbi damages from workman compensation.
  • Suit against broker and carrier for failing to tell rejected applicant that blood tests showed HIV.

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Landlord Tenant & Habitability

  • Twenty three units and thirty five tenants on habitability claims: roaches, bedbugs, and nonfunctioning heaters
  • Asbestos exposure from HVAC units in rental
  • Claims of lead exposure and injuries from subcontractor painter hotblasting paint on an older residence without sealing the windows and leaded dust entering the property
  • Claims by Tenant of sexual assault by Landlord’s handyman.
  • Habitability and premises liability against notorious slumlord. 5 units, 9 tenants.
  • Habitability claims with 74 plaintiffs.
  • Mold claim and slip and fall while eviction pending.
  • Habitability case with 23 plaintiffs in 7 units, bedbug and cockroach infestation.
  • Binding mediation landlord tenant dispute over injuries from dangerous condition in rental property.
  • Plaintiff claimed bedbug infestation after staying in hotel.
  • Mold contamination and habitability issues with medical damages including brain injury.
  • Competing tenant and subtenant vying over conversion of rent control apartment to condominium.
  • Civil right claims of Unruh violations and discrimination by landlord against tenants’ children.
  • UD action with 37 plaintiffs and tenants in slumlord apartments ; egregious conditions.
  • UD action against holdover tenant, conflicts with security deposit and lease extensions.
  • Unlawful eviction and conversion of commercial sewing business with fraud; punitive damages.
  • Constructive eviction from rat infestation and development of asthma from severe allergy to rats.
  • Homeowner suit against condo owner refusing access to investigate and repair leaks on balcony.
  • Commercial lease dispute over bar, terms of lease after original owner died and offspring took over.
  • Tenant claims of injury from mold infestation, wrongful eviction.
  • Claims of habitability issues relating to mold with dispute over mental health of tenant.
  • Roach and bedbug infestation in 17 units with 66 tenants.
  • Bedbug infestation in suitcases after stay in Vegas hotel.
  • Claim of bank failure in slumhousing foreclosure to repair violations and citations.
  • Claim of constructive eviction from substandard housing versus negotiated rent reduction.
  • Wrongful eviction from Section 8 housing.
  • Massive bedbug and rodent infestation in 13 units with 30 tenants.
  • Mold exposure in rental property to tenant.
  • Claims of persistent Landlord refusal to respond to complaints with no record of complaints.
  • 19 units with bedbug infestation.
  • Slumlord claim against owner of 200+ unit apartments of which majority currently joined: roaches, loss of electricity, gas leak, etc.
  • Multiunit claims by 20 plaintiffs of cockroach and bedbug infestations in which on site manager was informed and tried insufficient treatments for six months; Owner claimed no knowledge until lawsuit filed.
  • Bedbug infestation in single unit with claims that owner inadequately responded and forced eviction.
  • Contentious history between landlord and franchise operator claiming failure to pay CAM fees with ten year history of no invoices for fees.
  • Wrongful eviction from Section 8 housing.
  • Massive bedbug and rodent infestation in 13 units with 30 tenants.
  • Mold exposure in rental property to tenant.
  • Claims of persistent Landlord refusal to respond to complaints where no record of complaints.
  • 19 units with bedbug infestation.
  • Slumlord claim against owner of 200+ unit apartments of which majority currently joined: roaches, loss of electricity, gas leak, etc.

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Legal Malpractice

  • Legal malpractice claims for missing deadline on filing medical malpractice case involving lithium toxicity; counter claims challenging damages
  • Client suit for legal malpractice in dissolution and claims of sexual assault by lawyer
  • Claims of legal malpractice by lawyer missing Statute of Limitations
  • Claims of legal malpractice in settlement of underlying suit claiming Defendant gave plaintiff STD
  • Disputed claims of $1 Million in contingency fees for settlement versus counter claim of abandonment
  • Unpaid legal fees and malpractice in litigation of failed startup suing major Internet Company .
  • Suit re claim of forced settlement of underlying suit for copyright infringement.
  • Conflict in representation of ex-wife in dissolution and undisclosed prior representation of relative.
  • Substantial jury verdict against Defendant with punitive damages trial pending and potential claims of legal malpractice and insurance bad faith.
  • Claim of substandard legal advice re expiration of lease of major motel chain.
  • Suit against attorney who drafted documents and provided financial advice on multimillion-dollar investments. Claims of fraud in failure to disclose relationship with investment vehicle.
  • Suit re attorney advisement with patent violations.
  • Suit re claims over handling of underlying auto personal injury case and dispute over fees.
  • Suit re unsuccessful million-dollar investment, failure to designate experts and missed deadlines.
  • Suit following brutal lawsuit between siblings and explosion of trust.
  • Suit re theft of intellectual property/design of children’s toys and settlement of underlying lawsuit.
  • Suit against attorney for unfair settlement in palimony suit.
  • Suit by music composer in dispute with long time partner over production of music cues.
  • Millions in unpaid legal fees with counter claims of malpractice in “bet the company” litigation.
  • Claims of failure to protect collateral artwork in intrafamily dispute and partner of principal.
  • Suit against lawyer underlying case of employment dispute, including wrongful termination, and failure to expedite early resolution and missing statute of limitation claims.
  • Fee disputes and missing retainer agreements.
  • Claims of fees exceeding negotiated cap.
  • Claims of failure to investigate and preserve evidence in PI case and abandoning client eve of trial.
  • Legal malpractice claims for missing deadline on filing medical malpractice case involving lithium toxicity; counter claims of no damages.
  • Client suit for legal malpractice in dissolution and claims of sexual assault by lawyer.

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Medical & Professional Malpractice

  • Wrongful Death after slip on floor resulting in coma and death months later from thrombosis.
  • Suit re stick into spinal cord and resulting paralysis.
  • Professional malpractice when pharmacy formulated ten times strength of dosage of medication.
  • Wrongful Death claim of Physician’s assistant at clinic failing to send P to emergency room. Plaintiff died that night.
  • Damage to hand following complication from carpel tunnel surgery.
  • Dispute with architect over design that failed to include legally required bathroom space in small business.
  • Action against architect in substantial remodel project; repair estimates over $1 million.
  • Wrongful life, failure to advise and to provide advanced sonogram that would have revealed spina bifida.
  • Development of bedsores following hip surgery.
  • One inch tip of needle broke and became embedded in femur of 16 year old undergoing ablation surgery.
  • Breach of contract from miscalculated engineering numbers causing defective design for sophisticated research laboratory.
  • Medical malpractice claims of insufficient mental healthcare and abandonment of cardiac treatment.

  • Unsterilized needle used on plaintiff after use on HIV and HEP C patient.
  • Dentist failed to maintain overhead x-ray machine which crashed down onto head of patient.
  • Unsterilized needle used on plaintiff after use on HIV and HEP C patient.

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Personal Injury & Negligence

  • Suit for infliction of herpes in relationship initiated on internet website “arrangements”
  • TBI from blow to head when customer walked into restricted area
  • Fall in public parking lot on tire stop
  • Competing claims of negligence on two cars entering into same lane
  • Competing claims of assault, first against parking lot attendant trying to stop errant vehicle, and attendant subsequently attacking driver causing concussion
  • Fall on cruise ship theater steps when lights suddenly extinguished
  • Disputed claims of speed racing and wrongful death
  • Multiple vehicle collisions on freeway and disputed claims of which caused fatality, initiated by unknown reasons of first driver drifting across lanes
  • Eye injury from debris from firework display at outdoor concert venue
  • Damages from electrocution by homeowner touching negligently installed temporary power box during mold remediation work
  • Cruise ship injuries from external door slamming back on ankle of passenger
  • Crushed hand of truck driver accepting load onto trailer of truck
  • Assault by one client against another in sauna at fitness studio
  • Injury to passenger from falling ceiling in cabin
  • Cognitive injuries from fall by autistic plaintiff chased by unrestrained dog
  • Defendant driver making right turn runs over plaintiff’s foot who was in unmarked crosswalk
  • Claims of sexual groping by stranger coming into hotel room
  • Crushed finger on shoreboat from Catalina out to moored boat returning from annual function
  • Elderly (80) theatergoer slipped in theater bathroom causing hip replacement
  • Bicycle handles and brakes fail on new bicycle causing injury to teenager
  • Injuries from consumption of fugu at restaurant
  • Wrongful death of only son returning from work crashing into rear of stalled truck on freeway; THC in system of the decedent
  • Bar fight in which bouncers beat up plaintiff in parking lot mistaking him for unruly customer.
  • Vitreal detachment caused when cruise passengers threw streamers from upper deck.
  • Slip in cruise ship room after being denied requested ADA compliant cabin.
  • Plaintiff hit by semi truck with subsequent roll over.
  • Indemnification demand by tenant for suit by customer from fall in common area.
  • Two elderly occupants of elevator injured when it dropped abruptly. Dispute over liability between city and elevator company.
  • Slip and fall from flare debris in crosswalk resulting in broken shoulder.
  • Auto versus bicycle where Plaintiff was thrown into path of car after hitting pothole.
  • Garbage truck cut off plaintiff.
  • Slip on mat entering grocery store.
  • Broken wrist complications from fall limiting professional magician’s ability to do close-up magic.
  • Fall on water onboard cruise ship in public restrooms. Fractured ankle.
  • Injury to head of customer of restaurant when plank flew off scaffolding at front door of business.
  • Bodily injury (paraplegic) from gang shooting in restaurant.
  • Fall on unknown substance in public bathroom, shattered knee.
  • Slip outside cruise ship while reentering on gangplank.
  • Neck injury on cruise ship when staff lost control of table which rolled into and crushed plaintiff.
  • Injury to hand of physician-plaintiff when separating Defendant’s attacking dog.
  • Claims of battery and sexual assault against parent by child based on recovered memories.
  • Claims of brain damage and month long coma from fall from apartment roof by intoxicated tenant.
  • Claim for millions for charges of sexual abuse over a period of 7 years starting at 3 years old, against father.
  • Slip at hotel restaurant causing broken hip.
  • Blind bus rider either was hit by bus in cross walk or walked into bus.
  • Multiple dog bite cases brought by postal workers walking by, neighbors walking by, dogs leaping from enclosed yards, dogs loose on street, prior bites, etc.
  • Battery by security guard following charges of shoplifting.
  • Damages from medications causing renal failure following fall at a construction site.
  • Auto accident with claims damages caused loss of ability to nurse baby.
  • Underinsured motorist claim in broadside accident with $200,000 in medical damages.
  • DUI rear-ender with plaintiff claiming disability and inability to continue work, loss of employment as nanny with Middle Eastern royalty.
  • Fatalities from double car crash caused by hydroplaning on 405 freeway after rains and claims against DOT and State for failure to clear drains on freeway.
  • Officer killed two pedestrians in walkway while racing to scene of crime with no lights or sirens.
  • Wrongful death action against elder home regarding Alzheimer patient who lost 26 pounds in 25 days unnoticed by staff.
  • Absentee father demanding share of settlement on wrongful death of estranged child.
  • Dozens of slip and falls on sidewalks with serious to trivial defects, broken hips, broken wrists, elbows, teeth, nerve damage.
  • Claims of rape of 14 year old by another 14 year old and publication of video after encounter in middle school.
  • Student playing football was tackled causing brain damage. Claims of dangerous condition of turf on football field.
  • Injuries to face of model kicked in the face by performer onstage at gentlemen’s club.
  • Fall backwards on restaurant steps after being directed by restaurant hostess to ATM machine breaking both feet.
  • Fall on plastic hangar left on floor at major clothing retailer.
  • Slip in restaurant caught on camera over apparent liquid on floor causing loss of front teeth.
  • Suit against driver who killed a holocaust survivor crossing street in unmarked crosswalk.
  • Negligence/wrongful death claims against County of Los Angeles and Department of Child Protective Services for failure to protect plaintiff’s daughter, killed by family relative.
  • Action against County and Sheriff for injuries to pretrial detainee in County custody resulting in broken vertebrae.
  • Rear-ender with claims of medical damage including causing alcoholism as a result of the crash.
  • Rear-ender hit and run and DUI involving an employee driving the company car.
  • Wrongful Death medical malpractice by Physician’s assistant at clinic failing to send P to emergency room. He died that night.
  • Invasion robbery of customer and salesperson at retail store.
  • Wrongful Death from slip on mopped floor. Seven months later death from thrombosis.
  • Multiple suits against cemetery for negligent disinterment, breakage of burial vaults and improper handling of remains.
  • Slip on freshly painted stairway in rental units.
  • Wrongful death from truck hitting plaintiff vehicle on freeway while having defective brakes.
  • Trip on sidewalk curb in apartment complex.
  • Traumatic brain injury and personality change from fall on collapsing balcony.
  • Wrongful death from trip on raised sidewalk, falling onto face and dying.
  • Dog bite from neighbor with counterclaims of taunting of dog.
  • Wrongful death from heroin-meth overdose while in recovery facility.
  • Wrongful death in fall from horse during excursion on all-inclusive tour for elderly clients.
  • Slip on grapes in produce section of grocery store.
  • Elderly driver hit two pedestrians in cross walk.
  • Cruiseship injury upon reentry of ship on uneven surface resulting in broken bones.
  • Cruiseship deck injury to leg from salt spear on deck chair.
  • Traumatic brain injury from being hit by flying equipment from construction site.
  • Trip on electrical outlet on casino floor, aggravating mental health sensitivities.
  • Assault by security guard in Hollywood club.
  • Child injured by hanging while unsupervised in commercial establishment.
  • Wrongful death from bigrig drifting across freeway lanes.
  • Compression fracture from adventure boat ride with no waivers or orientation provided.
  • Premises liability with injury from stepping into gopher hole.

  • Injuries resulting in CPRS.
  • Auto collision of two cars running over pedestrian.
  • Injury to foot from pedicure.
  • Child fell 25 feet from tree ropes course.
  • Wrongful death in light rearender into cancer patient.
  • Rape of intoxicated customer of Hollywood club.
  • Multiple cases with falls on MTA and other public buses.
  • Coverage dispute over serious injuries from collapse of gate on filming site.
  • Unsterilized needle used on plaintiff after use on HIV and HEP C patient.
  • Wrongful death and brain injuries from carbon monoxide poisoning in hotel room from guest’s bbq grill.
  • Sexual assault of massage client; suit against landlord and masseuse.
  • Mold exposure in rental property to tenant.
  • Injuries from fall on highly technical bicycling ride and claims of gross negligence by follow club bicyclist.
  • Slip and fall coming from dental procedure of plaintiff who had been using medicinal marijuana.
  • Cruise-ship injury: Broken wrist from falling on dance floor during organized dance.
  • Fall on gangway exiting cruise-ship and breaking wrist
  • Torn rotator cuff from drunk boat driver ramming his boat into plaintiff’s moored boat.
  • Traumatic brain injury from collapse of dental x-ray machine onto patient Suit against manufacturer and Dentist.
  • Confrontation with bouncers in club resulted in hand injury and criminal conviction.
  • Left turn crash causing speech defects and tbi.
  • Slip and fall on spilled ice cream within 18 minutes of last sweep in mall.
  • Slip and fall on raised concrete stand for trash cans in common area: loss of six front teeth.
  • Back to back rearenders one month apart with dispute of separateness of injuries.
  • Customer at gym claims assault and use of gay epithets and resulting serious emotional distress.
  • Fall in shower and on deck during drill on cruise ship with competing claims of which fall caused back injuries.
  • 90 year old knocked down by neighbor dog while walking on sidewalk, loss of use of hands for three months.
  • Slip and fall in bar bathroom on spilled water; plaintiff intoxicated.
  • Coverage dispute over serious injuries from collapse of gate on filming site.
  • Unsterilized needle used on plaintiff after use on HIV and HEP C patient.
  • Wrongful death and brain injuries from carbon monoxide poisoning in hotel room from guest’s bbq grill.
  • Sexual assault of massage client; suit against landlord and masseuse.
  • Mold exposure in rental property to tenant.
  • Injuries from fall on highly technical bicycling ride and claims of gross negligence by follow club bicyclist.
  • Slip and fall coming from dental procedure of plaintiff had been using medicinal marijuana.
  • Cruiseship injury: Broken wrist from falling on dance floor during organized dance.
  • Fall on gangway exiting cruiseship and breaking wrist.
  • Torn rotator cuff from drunk boat driver ramming his boat into plaintiff’s moored boat.
  • Traumatic brain injury from collapse of dental x-ray machine onto patient Suit against manufacturer and Dentist.
  • Confrontation with bouncers in club resulted in hand injury and criminal conviction.
  • Suit for infliction of herpes in relationship initiated on internet website “arrangements”.
  • Traumatic brain injury from blow to head when customer walked into restricted area.

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Product Liability

  • Multiple lawsuits re failures of metal coupling on hose for laundry room /steam dryer appliances
  • Copyright battle over use of business title
  • Dispute over source of contaminated pharmaceutical ingredients of supplements sold overseas and domestically
  • Unsterilized needle used on plaintiff after use on HIV and HEP C patient
  • Refrigeration failure of either alternator or other disputed source in tractor trucks; defective parts destroyed and possible evidence of alternator failures in other vehicles nationwide
  • Trademark infringement/unfair competition cases
  • Trademark infringement claims of designer taking fabric designs upon leaving employment
  • Product liability for four wheel walker which fell backwards, causing 82 year old rider to hit head; still in coma after three years.
  • Mass tort class action re misrepresentations about hair product. Dispute over attorney fees.
  • Skateboard inventors lost patent after missing maintenance payment.
  • Toxic Shock Syndrome almost killed 15 year old.
  • Multiple Class action claims on deceptive advertising.
  • Liver damage claim from consumption of immune enhancer.
  • Loss of hearing from tire exploding while being retread.
  • Claims of deceptive advertising in yogurt product and organic ingredients.
  • Class action on wage and hour violations in cosmetology school.
  • Product defect in mechanism for hip replacement 9 years after implant.
  • Failures of metal coupling on hose for laundryroom /steam dryer appliances.
  • Copyright battle over use of business title.
  • Dispute over source of contaminated pharmaceutical ingredients of supplements sold overseas and domestically.
  • Unsterilized needle used on plaintiff after use on HIV and HEP C patient.
  • Putative class action claim and false advertising on quality of kitty litter products
  • Failures of metal coupling on hose for laundryroom appliances.
  • Copyright battle over use of business title.
  • Dispute over source of contaminated pharmaceutical ingredients of supplements sold overseas and domestically.
  • Unsterilized needle used on plaintiff after use on HIV and HEP C patient.

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Real Property

  • Purchase of third trust deed in foreclosure with disputed claims of fraud, concealment and extinguishment of prior earlier liens
  • Claims of fraudulent nondisclosure of 50 year old CCRs prohibiting second story structure
  • Early termination of lease; claims of bad faith mitigation in not releasing promptly
  • Defects undisclosed in residential property marketed as “turn key ready”
  • Failure to disclose encroachments on new property
  • Mutual claims of breach of six month lease on expensive residence with owners belief tenant conducted prohibited pornographic filming on-site
  • Boundary dispute of 90 year old owner and claims of elder abuse
  • Dispute over meaning of “option to buy” or “first option” in dispute between tenant and property owner
  • Dispute over broker fees of 6% versus lesser percentage on sale of multi-million dollar residence
  • Breach of contract in $15 million sale of 400 acres
  • Failure to disclose hillside defects in sale of residence
  • Tenants in illegal nonregistered boarding house refuse to leave when flipper bought property
  • Failed sale and dispute over return of deposit when release of contingencies had a false docusign signature which plaintiff claimed seller’s broker should have seen as invalid
  • War between condo-owners and homeowners about liability for repairs to leaking balconies and changes in the HOA rules over the prior decade
  • Dispute over failed sale of 10Million dollar commercial property and demand for commission and claim of producing ready willing and able buyer
  • Claims of breach of lease in construction of grease interceptor at commercial store
  • Multiple cross complaints against brokers on all sides of home purchase; termite inspection company failure to disclose wood rot, moisture.
  • Claims of fraud and breach in purchase of condominium with deliberate concealment of noise from upper unit.
  • Broker showed multi million dollar property. Buyers then bought through another broker. Suit over commission.
  • Dispute over terms of lease for restaurant property on west side.
  • Sale of residence with claims of failure to disclose substandard facilities, city code violations and fraud.
  • Foreclosure and sale despite claim loan was paid off as ordered by bank. Subsequent purchase by bona fide purchaser.
  • Sale of residence failed in escrow from undisclosed leaks.
  • Inverse condemnation claim with hillside slippage attributed to city and developer.
  • Claims of aborted residential property sale due to escrow and broker’s failure to follow explicit direction of trustee.
  • Tenants claiming triple rent for failure to provide registration documents in rent control apartments.
  • Conversion action over defendant taking over condo acting as owner and collecting rents while plaintiff was incarcerated out of the country.
  • Inverse condemnation case of property owner in midst of sewage plant construction zone for two years.
  • Sale of residential property failed for failure to advise of prior death on property.
  • Claim for costs from lawsuit arising from omission by broker of loan details in residential sales agreement. Claim of 1 million in liquidated damages per contract.
  • Tenants of slum housing claim failure of bank in repairs following citations after foreclosure.
  • Buyer purchased commercial property with future subdivisions “builder ready” though undisclosed contingencies remained on property.
  • Dispute between mother and son over excess funds from foreclosure sale of property.
  • Inverse condemnation where raw sewage overflowed into residence.
  • Cancellation of residential sales agreement of multi million property due to claims of hidden mold with dispute over return of initial deposit.
  • Highly complicated title issues and loan default with error by county recorder on street address versus legal description and release of lien on wrong parcel.
  • Suit for failure to disclose bedbug infestation in apartment units during escrow.
  • Family dispute over percentage ownership of commercial properties.
  • Dispute over nonrefundable deposit in escrow when sale was aborted.
  • Dispute over return of multimillions in nonrefundable investments in high-end spec residence.
  • Competing tenant and subtenant vying over conversion of rent control apartment to condominium.
  • Dispute over purchase agreement and specific performance claims including war over broker’s commission.
  • Inverse condemnation case involving earth sliding and earth movement along Mulholland.
  • Action involving loss of mineral rights to seller when escrow failed to include exclusion reference to mineral rights in final documents and deed.
  • Breach of lease on commercial property guaranteed personally by lessee.
  • Claim of negligent pre purchase inspection of residential property by home inspection service.
  • Claim of fraud and breach in dispute between two buyers of commercial property and lis pendis filed by unsuccessful bidder on property.
  • Claim of mortgage fraud and failure by Bank to modify loan on milliondollar property.
  • Dispute over failure to disclose mold, leaks and active concealment of oil seepages on commercial property.
  • Breach of lease claims and fraudulent representations about amenities in luxury condominiums claiming to have on-site restaurants.
  • Breach of lease against landlord for failure to remediate and repair damage from serious water leak on commercial property.
  • Failure to disclose water seepage and leaks under spec home with repairs costing half million.
  • Lawsuit for rescission and/or specific performance in fourplex property in Silverlake.
  • Constructive eviction suit against city from sewage eruption and damage from residence basement filling with raw sewage and e-coli contamination.
  • Dispute between contractor and failure to apply for and obtain city rebate for construction of retaining walls.
  • Claims of fraud in mortgage refinance deal.
  • Indemnification demand by tenant of strip mall for suit by customer from fall in common area.
  • Broker showed prop to buyers $9 million. Suit for commission after sale through another broker.
  • Dispute over terms of lease for restaurant property.
  • Tenants claiming triple rent for failure to provide registration documents in rent control apartments.
  • Commercial sales of building with nondisclosure of bedbug infestation.
  • Dispute relating to breach for failing to sell credits after creation of mitigation bank on acreage northern California.
  • Claims of fraud and forgery of signature on commercial property in alleged short sale.
  • Claim of nondisclosure of bedbug infestation in sale of commercial property.
  • Homeowner suit against condo owner refusing access to investigate and repair leaks on balcony.
  • Commercial lease dispute over bar and terms of lease after original owner died and offspring took over landlord status.
  • Dispute over share of proceeds from sale of multimillion-dollar spec residence.
  • Dispute over lack of profits from $3 million investment in commercial property.
  • Undisclosed defect in foundation of flipped home falsely alleged to have been stripped to studs.
  • Breach of contract in commercial property and false claims of existence of Certificate of Occupancy.
  • Disputes between broker and salesperson over commission split.
  • Claim of loss of property due to failure of escrow company to record documents.
  • Denial of right of first refusal to tenant after foreclosure.
  • Mutual Claims of fraud and forgery in short sale agreements with double mortgages.
  • Breach of contract and claims of fraud in split of multimillion dollar sale and generation of ancillary income from spec project.
  • Construction defect challenges to contractor and breach in 4+ million dollar remodel.
  • Sexual assault after repeated requests to apartment owner to remedy security breaches.
  • Claim for liquidated damages when buyer backed out of residential sales agreement.
  • Suit against broker for failure to disclose defects; misrepresentations about size, qualities of property.
  • Demand for costs arising from lawsuit based on broker failure to disclose.
  • Failure to disclose roof leaks, mold, rat infestation on residence in Palos Verdes.
  • Common law marriage dissolution with partners refusing to leave; both inhabit potions of home.
  • Multiple neighbor disputes over foliage issues, construction blocking views, air space and sun.
  • Home inspection company error in misidentifying sewage versus septic tank status of new home.
  • Intrafamily dispute over property left in trust for sisters.
  • Foreclosure sale conducted after short sale to house flipper.
  • Multiple inverse condemnation actions, sewage overflows, hillside slippage etc.
  • Misrepresentations on light and air easements.
  • Default of $15 million in loans.
  • Failure to disclose nonpermitted commercial property in sale of multiple commercial units.
  • HOA disputes, hedge height wars in Palos Verdes.
  • Failure to record MOU resulting in resale of property to bona fide purchaser.
  • Double sale of property to bonafide buyer and to tenant exercising an undisclosed option to buy.
  • 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.
  • Sexual assault of massage client; suit against landlord and masseuse.
  • Mold exposure in rental property to tenant.
  • Early termination of lease in year two of eight year lease. Claims of looting of company to force insolvency.
  • Sale of commercial property with 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.
  • Suit for nondisclosure of deteriorating roof, uneven grading and defective plumbing by inspector in purchase of first residence.
  • Buyer backing out of purchase of multi-million dollar shopping center. Seller demanding specific performance.
  • 16 year tenancy with discovery upon eviction that unit was illegal
  • War between brothers over real estate development business and dissolution with claims of theft, fraud.
  • Homeowner suit against HOA and board for failure to investigate demands for building compliance and loss of buyer in sale of condo.
  • Breach of lease dispute between landlord and longterm franchisee.
  • Double sale of property to bonafide buyer and to tenant exercising an undisclosed option to buy.
  • 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.
  • Sexual assault of massage client; suit against landlord and masseuse.
  • Mold exposure in rental property to tenant.
  • Early termination of lease in year two of eight year lease. Claims of looting of company to force insolvency.
  • Sale of commercial property with 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.
  • Suit for nondisclosure of deteriorating roof, uneven grading and defective plumbing by inspector in purchase of first residence.
  • Buyer backing out of purchase of multi-million dollar shopping center. Seller demanding specific performance.
  • 16 year tenancy with discovery unit is illegal.
  • War between brothers over real estate development business and dissolution with claims of theft, fraud.
  • Homeowner suit against HOA and board for failure to investigate demands for building compliance and loss of buyer in sale of condo.
  • Purchase of third trust deed in foreclosure with disputed claims of fraud, concealment and extinguishment of prior earlier liens.
  • Claims of fraudulent nondisclosure of 50 year old CCRs prohibiting second story structure.
  • Early termination of lease; claims of bad faith mitigation in not releasing promptly.
  • Defects undisclosed in residential property marketed as “turn key ready”.
  • Failure to disclose encroachments on new property.

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