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Gredd v. Bear, Stearns
Securities Corp.
Bankruptcy action: Failure to conduct diligent inquiry into fraud perpetrated by Manhattan Investment Fund. Claim for $141 million.
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defendant
In Re: JDS Uniphase
Securities Litigation
Securities class action: Misrepresentation and insider trading. Claim for $20 billion.
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defendant
In Re: Visa Check/Mastermoney
Antitrust Litigation
Antitrust. Claim for $75 billion.
Our client: Defendant MasterCard
Verdict: settlement
Lamken v. Orrick,
Herrington & Sutcliffe
Employment: wrongful termination
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defendant
Florida State Board of
Administration v. Alliance
Capital Management
Breach of contract. Claim for $300 million.
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defendant
Davis v. Louisiana-Pacific Corp.
Class action: product liability
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defendant
Kendall-Jackson Winery
v. E&J Gallo Winery
Trade dress
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defendant
Workmen’s Auto Insurance Co. v. Guy Carpenter Insurance et al.
Breach of reinsurance contract
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defendant
Stapper v. Genie Corporation
Product liability
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defense
STPUD v. Exxon
Toxic tort: MTBE groundwater contamination
Our client: Defendant Exxon
Verdict: settlement Exxon, verdict for plaintiff against remaining defendants
Henday v. 3Com Corporation
Employment: age discrimination
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defendant
TA Instruments
v. PerkinElmer Corp.
Patent infringement
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defendant
MGE UPS Systems
v. General Electric/PMI et al.
Copyright infringement
Our client: Plaintiff
Verdict: $5 million for the plaintiff
ING Bank N.V. v. J.P. Morgan
Chase Bank et al.
Breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud.
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: settlement
Thrush v. Inland Container
Employment: wrongful termination
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defendant
Smith v. Church & Dwight
Product liability
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defendant
Betty Pi v. IBM
Race discrimination/sexual harassment
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defendant
Xebec v. National Union Ins. Co.
Fraud
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defendant
Elhertani v. Level One Communications (Intel)
Employment
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defendant
Hoy v. City of Concord
Dangerous roadway/death
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defendant
CAL X-TRA v. Phoenix Holdings
Aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty. Claim for $210 million compensatory damages plus punitives.
Our client: Plaintiff
Verdict: $360 million for the plaintiff ($210 million compensatory plus $150 million punitive damages)
Young v. Key Pharmaceutical
Product liability
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defendant
Carr v. Union Oil
Employment: race discrimination
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defendant
Serpa & HSB v. International Paper
Toxic tort: trespass, nuisance.
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defendant
Ilse Eng v. Santa Clara Valley
Water District
Race discrimination
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defendant
Knott v. State of California (CHP)
Wrongful death
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defendant
LoGuercio v. United Airlines
Employment
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defendant
Tucker v. REI Equipment
Product liability
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defendant
DeRosa v. Digital Equipment Corp.
Product liability
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defendant
California Housing
v. KPMG Peat Marwick
Accounting malpractice
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defendant
Chua v. AT&T
Race discrimination/sexual harassment
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defendant
Ligon v. Northwestern University
Medical malpractice
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defendant
Agere v. Atmel
Patent infringement
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defendant
Unisys v. Accenture
Breach of contract
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: settlement
Isuzu Motors v. Consumers Union
Libel
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defendant
Kelly v. Sierra-at-Tahoe
Personal injury
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defendant
Park Electrochemical/Nelco Technology v. Delco Electronics/Delphi
Breach of contract
Our client: Plaintiff
Verdict: $30 Million for the plaintiff
Story v. Unocal
Employment: wrongful termination
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defendant
Val King v. Shell Oil Company
Premises liability: toxic exposure
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: settlement
Estate of Nicole Brown Simpson
v. O.J. Simpson
Wrongful death
Our client: Plaintiff: children of Nicole Brown Simpson
Verdict: $34.5 million for the plaintiff
Atmel v. St Paul Fire and Marine
Insurance bad faith
Our client: Plaintiff
Verdict: settlement
Studdard v. State of California
Dangerous roadway
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defendant
Shell Trademark Management
v. Canadian American Oil Co.
Trademark
Our client: Plaintiff
Verdict: settlement
Tridelta Industries & Pitco Frialator
v. Frymaster Corp.
Patent infringement
Our client: Plaintiff
Verdict: for the plaintiff
Quadrant Corporation v. First Interstate Bank of California
Breach of Contract
Our client: Plaintiff
Verdict: $15,250,000 for the plaintiff
Montano v. CalTrans
Dangerous condition of roadway
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defendant
Visser v. D&W Food Centers
Employment: sexual harassment
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defendant
Lloyds TSB Bank PLC
v. Bank One, N.A. et al.
Breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud
Our client: Defendant (JPMorgan Chase)
Verdict: settlement
In Re: Joint Defense Brand Name PDA Litigation
Antitrust
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defendant
Varian Medical Systems
v. Delfino and Day
Internet libel
Our client: Plaintiff
Verdict: $775,000 for the plaintiff
Maghribi v. Advanced Micro
Devices (AMD)
Employment: race discrimination, wrongful termination. Claim for $200 million compensatory damages, plus punitive damages.
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defense
J.Weiss, J. Ben-Meir & K. Simpson
v. Mentor Graphics Corp.
Securities
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defendant
Stull v. Bank of America
Unfair business practices/Professional negligence
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: settlement
Mosten Management Co.
v. Zurich American
Insurance coverage
Our client: Plaintiff
Verdict: $20 million for the plaintiff
Acree v. General Motors
Acceptance Corporation
Professional negligence: malpractice
Our client: Defendant
Verdict: for the defendant