Obtained a federal court order dismissing a California private securities case against a Florida municipality on a Sarbanes-Oxley issue of first impression in California.
Defended a father and his adult children, all shareholders in a family-run corporation, in a suit filed by the grandfather for breach of fiduciary duty; the complex dispute involved issues of corporate control and the operations of five interrelated family businesses over the course of 50 years.
Defended annuity issuer in fraud and elder abuse case by 84-year-old who purchased three immediate annuities.
Defended a subcontractor in multimillion-dollar construction defect litigation in Orange County Superior Court involving more than 100 homes as well as common areas in a planned development community.
Negotiated settlement of multimillion-dollar delay and disruption claim involving construction of shopping mall, with the owner and developer agreeing to pay our client, a subcontractor, within weeks of the filing of our complaint.
Negotiated, on behalf of a contractor and hospital, the removal and replacement of three 900-ton capacity chillers that failed to perform as warranted; the manufacturer not only paid for the removal of the defective chillers from the hospital, but purchased replacement chillers from a competitor manufacturer.
Represented a prominent southern California mechanical engineer in a $200 million construction defect case involving the Bacara Resort and Spa, an exclusive California resort near Santa Barbara; despite the extensive damages claimed, the Firm demonstrated that none of the damages were caused by work performed by his client.
Obtained arbitration award, including award of attorneys' fees and costs, following nine-day arbitration of breach of contract claim by subcontractor against general contractor and owner in a project for the construction of a warehouse and railroad car loading facility; the case involved multiple claims for delay and disruption, and more than 50 unpaid change orders.
Represented nonprofit sober living facility sued by a former director for defamation; following an 11-day trial, the court found in favor of Jerry’s client on four tort claims and awarded only nominal damages on the remaining claim; judgment was upheld on appeal.
Defended contractor in claim by subcontractor for extra-contractual damages; on the third day of trial, the court granted a defense motion for non-suit, dismissed the jury and awarded the defense its attorneys' fees