Won for plaintiffs and defendants numerous judgments and settlements involving intellectual property, trade secrets, unfair competition, unfair business practices, passing off, trademark infringements, and related business torts
Won numerous judgments and settlements in trust, estate and probate litigation involving competence, undue influence, tortious interference, family issues, fiduciary duties, will and trust construction, from multi-billion dollar estates to modest disputes for clients in need
Numerous successful prosecutions to judgment and settlement of cases involving serious personal injuries, property damage, and wrongful death due to negligence, products liability, motor vehicle accidents, aviation disasters, floods, fire, landslides, professional negligence and premises liability
Have counseled numerous businesses related to telecommunications, media, entertainment, production and post-production, in growth opportunities, contracts, debtor/creditor issues, litigation avoidance, strategy, due diligence and employer liability
Won numerous judgments and settlements involving shareholder and partnership issues over breaches of contracts, and fiduciary duties in numerous industries, including entertainment, law, accounting, automobiles, telecommunications and manufacturing
Prevailed in numerous commercial cases involving acquisitions, asset sales, mergers, contract breach and covenants not to compete in businesses from hotels and restaurants to toys, from phones and cars to real property
Successfully handled hundreds of lawsuits, settlements, negotiations and litigation avoidance counseling, involving breaches of contracts in industries of all types, from retail consumer businesses to entertainment to manufacturing to real estate
Won numerous judgments and settlements, and successfully completed negotiations and contracts, involving the distribution of products and services, from newspapers to telecommunications equipment, from oil filters to advertising
Won numerous judgments and settlements in prosecution and defense of copyright infringement and theft of idea cases for plaintiffs and defendants, involving business catalogs, software, literary rights, implied in fact and implied in law contracts, music catalogs, motion picture and television production, manufacturing of consumer products, formulas, formats and designs
Won numerous judgments and settlements in prosecution and defense of name and likeness, privacy, defamation and tradenames, involving consumer products and endorsements to restaurant chains to celebrities and rock and roll bands
Successful prosecution of numerous products liability cases, involving responsibility for catastrophic injuries and wrongful death related to airplanes, automobiles, fuses, explosives, tools, equipment, scaffolding and other products
Won numerous judgments and settlements in prosecution and defense of premises liability cases, involving responsibility for wrongful death and serious injury due to ski accident, security breach, mayhem, store slip and fall, malfunctioning garage doors, and brain injury
Successful representation, trial and trial avoidance, negotiation, settlement and alternative dispute resolution of sensitive personal matters relating to personal relationships, children’s rights, marital dissolution and property division
Representation of individuals dealing with personal tragedy and private disputes, from neighbors to NBA superstars
Representative arbitrations as an arbitrator include a similarly diverse range of large and complex matters
Larry R. Jackson
Successfully litigated and persuaded a large for-profit California hospital chain to compromise hundreds of thousands of dollars charged to the named Plaintiffs, and institute a “Contract with the Uninsured,” providing the equivalent of Preferred Provider Organization pricing to all uninsured patients who seek care from the hospital chain anywhere in the nation.
Successfully represented clients in numerous wrongful death suits, including a $4.2 million settlement for a truck accident, as well as a $2 million verdict against drug manufacturers who administered HIV-infected blood product to hemophiliacs; the verdict helped lead to a $640 million class settlement.
Successfully represented clients in several cases involving defective product litigation, including multiple six-figure settlements against a latex glove manufacturer for failure to manufacture safer products and failure to warn of potential latex allergies.
Successfully represented clients in intentional interference with contract disputes and fraud matters, including winning a $16.5 million verdict.
Successfully litigated and represented clients for medical malpractice claims, including winning the first reported punitive damage verdict in an Indiana medical malpractice case.
Successful business fraud trial resulting in $7 Million dollar judgment.
Successfully tried a case for hundreds of thousands of dollars against attorneys who had overcharged their client under their fee agreement.
Successfully tried an elder financial abuse case obtaining a nearly $2 Million-dollar judgment.
Obtained $4.6 million verdict in case involving breach of contract, fraud and interference with prospective economic advantage.
Unfair competition matters involving trade secrets and related business torts.
Negligence, breach of contract and fraud case arising out of a residential remodeling project, resulting in a six-figure judgment against the corporate defendant followed by an amended judgment adding the individual contractor as an additional judgment debtor based on an alter ego theory of liability, resulting in the satisfaction of the judgment plus attorneys’ fees.
Breach of contract action regarding failure to pay multi-million dollar purchase price related to acquisition of surfboard business.
Insurance coverage, analysis and contract review.
Note, security agreements, collection for plaintiffs and defendants.
Successful representation of wrongful death defense
Successful representation of breach of fiduciary duty and surcharge litigation
Successful representation of will and trust contests
Successful representation of elder abuse litigation
Successful representation of conservatorship and guardianship proceedings
cynthia e fruchtman
Successfully prosecuted and defended multiple cases involving breach of contract, fraud, tort, real estate, partnership and control disputes and completion disputes.
Won cases and injunctions against former employees for unfair competition, unfair business practices, and misappropriation of trade secrets and proprietary business information;
Won judgments and obtained favorable settlements for business owners against unfair business practices, unfair competition, breach of contract and fraud;
Successfully represented employers and employees in numerous litigation, arbitration and mediation matters against claims of wrongful termination, unlawful harassment, discrimination, wage and hour violations, exempt and independent contractor status, breach of contract and other workplace related issues;
Favorably settled wage and hour class actions on behalf of employers;
Counseled numerous employers and employees with respect to employment contracts, employee handbooks, audits, management training, wage and hour issues, exempt status, independent contractor agreements, leaves of absence, disability, discrimination and harassment complaints, litigation holds, investigations and resolution of workplace issues, substance abuse, discipline and terminations, downsizing and layoffs, trial and claim avoidance;
Negotiated partnership, vendor, lease and sales agreements for business owners;
Successfully prosecuted and defended construction defects cases;
Favorably resolved an involuntary bailment action involving commercial property;
Obtained fraud judgment against debtor in bankruptcy.
Defeated preference claim in bankruptcy for manufacturer of goods.
Successfully defended producer in arbitration brought by Muhammed Ali for breach of contract, for false light, interference with prospective economic advantage, and related business torts.
Retained to file as amicus in the California Supreme Court regarding the appropriate standards for a court appointed guardian’s power;
Served as arbitrator and mediator in many cases for the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Successfully represented companies with regard to business formations and corporate restructuring.
Successfully represented, assisted and negotiated with debt and equity lenders, including for a large Las Vegas casino financing project.
Successfully represented and assisted clients with mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, management takeovers, and federal securities compliance.
Successfully represented clients with respect to private equity and venture capital financing, alternative public offerings, reverse mergers with PIPE investments, SEC compliance matters, corporate compliance and governance, employment, distribution, intellectual property agreements, and stock transfers and trading issues.
Successfully represented clients as general counsel and assisted companies as a business consultant/strategist.