Serves as Trial Doctor(sm), consulting with trial counsel to perform triage on wounded cases and trials.
Tried and obtained the 4th highest jury verdict in California in 1998 in Colangelo, et al. v. Morgan, et al., a case involving intentional interference with prospective economic advantage; intentional interference with contract; breach of contract; breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing; quantum meruit.
Tried and obtained multi-million dollar judgment in Buckley v. California Coastal Commission, nullifying the Commission's environmental regulations and establishing that the subject Malibu property was wrongfully taken.
Tried and obtained multi-million dollar jury verdict in Los Angeles Land Co., et al. v. Brunswick Corporation, a case involving unlawful monopolization, interference with prospective economic advantage, and bad faith denial of contract, brought in federal court in Los Angeles .
Tried and obtained multi-million dollar jury verdict in Vollrath v. Sammi Corporation, et al., an antitrust case involving predatory pricing, attempted monopolization, and conspiracy to restrain trade, brought in federal court in Los Angeles. Not retained until first day of trial to try case.
Tried and obtained multi-million dollar jury verdict in Parrish's Cake Decorating Supplies, Inc. v. Pillsbury, et al., a case involving unlawful monopolization, anti-merger, and false patent marking, brought in federal court in Chicago. Therein, further obtained first successfully-enforced private divestiture order (under Section 7 of the Clayton Act).
Tried and obtained defense verdicts in attorney malpractice, franchise termination, construction, real estate, oil and gas, dissolution of partnership, and other commercial cases, including providing Cumis insurance defense.
Trial lawyer for plaintiffs and defendants, with emphasis on complex business litigation, including antitrust, copyright, trademark, trade secret, unfair competition, business interference, securities law, class actions, land use, construction, contract, insurance and other commercial disputes.Won summary judgments upholding publicity privileges against defamation and interference claims and for trademark infringements.
Successfully represented grand jury criminal targets and class action defendants.Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and the Los Angeles Superior Court Mandatory Arbitration Program.
Mediator appointed to the United States District Court, Central District of California, Attorney Settlement Officer Panel. (Winner, 'Most Cases Settled District-Wide Award,' 1999).
Attorney-Advisor to Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission.
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