Defense Cases

A few of our notable recent results for our DEFENSE CLIENTS are as follows:

    • Unanimous Defense Jury Verdict in favor of publicly traded company Impac Mortgage Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: IMH), and its Chief Executive Officer and President against a $5.7 million claim of fraud, intentional interference of prospective economic advantage, breach of contract and wrongful termination.  Mallory Hill v. Impac Mortgage Holdings, Inc., et al., Orange County Superior Court (2016).
    • Unanimous Defense Jury Verdict in favor of an environmental consulting company against a former commercial client’s claims of negligence and breach of contract. Nguyen v. Charles Kennedy Construction & Maintenance, Inc., et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number NC 027118. (Read about this case)
    • Unanimous Defense Jury Verdict in favor of oil and gas business Atlantic Richfield Company (“ARCO”) against personal injury claims of a customer doused with gasoline. Gomez v. Atlantic Richfield Company, et al., Los Angeles County Superior Court Case Number PC 031380. (Read about this case)
    • Defense Jury Verdict in favor of a steel subcontractor against a $2.4 million spinal injury claim brought by an employee of another subcontractor. Lucas v. SME Industries, Inc., et al., Los Angeles County Superior Court Case Number SC034608.
    • Defense Bench Trial Judgment in favor of an attorney accused of legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty. Yoo v. Meshkinzad, et al., United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District, Case Number 09-36647 (2010).
    • Defense Judgment on Motion to Dismiss in favor of Sony Pictures Entertainment against a former employee alleging wrongful termination. Dismissal was affirmed by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal and certiorari was denied by the United States Supreme Court (2013).
    • Class Action Motion for Certification Denied in an alleged $1.85 billion consumer Federal class action matter alleging false advertising, unfair business practices and product liability.  Wilson v. Conair Corporation, United States District Court, Eastern District of California, Case Number 14-894 (2016)
    • Defense Summary Judgment in favor of a publicly traded company against an employee’s claims of discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.  Rafael Perez v. Industrial Tectonics Bearings Corporation, Los Angeles County Superior Court Case Number BC563155 (2016)
    • Defense Summary Judgment in favor of a professional business against a competitor who was alleging Federal Copyright Infringement, False Advertising and Unfair Competition. Ryoo Dental v. Han, United States District Court, Central District of California, Case Number 15-308 (2016)
    • Defense Summary Judgment in favor of a national consumer products distributor against an employee’s claims of discrimination and harassment under the Fair Employment and Housing Act. Silvia Avila v. Conair Corp., Los Angeles County Superior Court Case Number BC454985 (2012).
    • Defense Summary Judgment in favor of a national construction tool manufacturer against a user claiming personal injuries arising from a product defect. Brown v. Rexon Industrial Corp., et al., Los Angeles County Superior Court case number MC023242 (2013).
    • Defense Summary Judgment in favor of a California structural steel fabrication company in defense of a claim alleging negligent maintenance of an industrial workover rig resulting in catastrophic injuries to the rig operator when road brakes on the rig failed. Affirmed by the California Court of Appeal (2013).
    • Defense Summary Judgment in favor of a Philadelphia based manufacturer of industrial trash compactors against a claim by a plaintiff who suffered permenant and serious brain injury damage when a trash compactor door unexpectedly fell from its hinges and struck plaintiff in the head. Anita Rivera v. Westfield, LLC, et al., Los Angeles County Superior Court case number KC053550 (2010).
    • Defense Summary Judgment in a wage and hour class action claim brought by TV commercial production crew members. Geno Imbriale v. Power Payroll, Inc., et al., Los Angeles County Superior Court case number BC384434 (2010), affirmed on appeal by the California Court of Appeals (2011).
    • Defense Summary Judgment in a California certified wage and hour class action claim brought by off-duty police officers asserting they were not properly paid for their work on TV commercial productions. John Futrell v. Payday California, Inc., et al., Los Angeles County Superior Court case number BC347262 (2009), affirmed in a published decision by the California Court of Appeals (2010).
    • Defense Summary Judgment in a Federally-certified wage and hour class action brought by TV production crew members. Joseph Dianda v. PDEI, Inc., et al., United States District Court case number CV08-1220 (2008), affirmed on appeal by the Ninth Circuit (2010).
    • Defense Summary Judgment in a Federal wage and hour class action claim brought by TV commercial production crew members. Amanda Serino, et al., v. Payday California, Inc., et al., United States District Court case number CV07-5029 (2008), affirmed on appeal by the Ninth Circuit (2010). (Read about this case)
    • Defense Summary Judgment obtained on behalf of a security gate manufacturer, whose product allegedly closed on a passing vehicle, causing the driver’s crush injuries.
    • Defense Summary Judgment on all negligence, wrongful death and personal injury claims on behalf of a security company brought by customers of a liquor store, one of whom was killed and another who was rendered paraplegic in a shooting on the property. (The plaintiffs recovered $2.4 million against other defendants).

Note: The above cases are actual recent results obtained by RosenSaba LLP. Although our trial and litigation experience is extensive, not all of the results we obtain for our clients are published in the news. These examples are not to be construed as a guarantee of results.

This is not legal advice. Each case result depends upon the particular facts and circumstances as they relate to the relevant law.