Rubinstein vs. Fakheri
Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC 630004: Court judgment for $874,000 arising out of money lent. Defendant argued that he did not borrow any money from plaintiff, and relied upon the absence of any loan documents, as well as testimony that the money plaintiff transferred to defendant was actually owed by plaintiff to a third party. The Court rejected those arguments.
Rubinstein adv. Yehuda
Los Angeles County Superior Court Case No. BC 604231: Jury verdict for $550,000 arising out of dispute as to the ownership of a membership interest in a limited liability company. Verdict included an award of punitive damages.
Eagle International, Inc. vs. City of California City
Kern County Superior Court Case No. S-1500-CV-272082, LHB: Court judgment for $680,000 arising out of plaintiff’s construction of a recreational center for defendant city, for which plaintiff was to receive land zoned for residential use. City failed to re-zone land, and plaintiff sued City for the value of services rendered.
Schick vs. Mahdavi
Los Angeles County Superior Court Case No. SC 099872: Defense verdict arising out of plaintiff’s claim that defendant embezzled company funds. Judgment included a $178,000 attorneys’ fee award to defendant.
FHI vs. Pan Gulf Energy Holdings
Los Angeles County Superior Court Case No. BC 290304: Defense verdict arising out of plaintiff sub-contractor’s claim that defendant was a joint-venture with the general contractor on the construction project, and thus liable for the amounts due for plaintiff’s services. Defense judgment included award of statutory attorneys’ fees.
Renard vs. Crandell
Los Angeles County Superior Court Case No. SC 085966: Plaintiffs’ verdict in neighbor dispute alleging nuisance. Verdict included award of punitive damages.
Sivak vs. Versen
United States District Court, Southern District of California Case No. 3:06-cv-00416-LAB. Plaintiff employee sued former employer and principal for breach of contract and fraud. Jury verdict for $343,000, including $100,000 in punitive damages.
Hertz adv. Marmol-Radziner
Los Angeles County Superior Court Case No. SC 095315: Defense verdict arising out of plaintiff architect/builder’s claim that defendants had agreed to pay plaintiff for architectural plans for defendants’ home.
Panich vs. Portney
Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC 516496: Plaintiff sued her deceased brother’s estate for misappropriating Plaintiff’s savings. Defendant initially prevailed at trial, on the ground that Plaintiff had the burden of proof as to how much money was misappropriated, and Plaintiff could not state with certainty that amount. Plaintiff appealed and the Court of Appeal Reversed (Case No. B267586), holding that because Plaintiff had entrusted her money to Defendant, the Defendant had the burden of proof to demonstrate what happened to Plaintiff’s money. The matter was remanded for a re-trial, and Plaintiff was awarded judgment in the amount of $346,000.