Court Cases

Patent Litigation

Nomadix, Inc. v. SolutionInc Technologies Ltd.M; Case No. CV10-0381AHM (US District Court, Central District of California; Filed January 19, 2010; Judge Dean D. Pregerson) Represent defendant in this patent infringement lawsuit involving network gateway devices. Our firm substituted in for SolutionInc's former counsel. Read plaintiff's complaint. Read our opposition to plaintiff's application to disclose confidential material. Opposing counsel: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, John B. Sganga, Jr., Douglas G. Muehlhauser, Perry D. Oldham, Mark Lezama, and Alan G. Laquer.

David Tishbi, Inc. v. Gabriel Ofiesh, Civil Action No. SACV 08-00501 (US District Court, Central District of California; Filed May 6, 2008; Judge Andrew J. Guilford) Represented plaintiff as lead counsel in a declaratory judgment action seeking declaration of non-infringement, unenforceability, and invalidity of US Patent No. D424,966, 6,295,732, and 6,497,117. The case involved patent infringement of jewelry designs. Our client filed a complaint for declaratory judgment on non-infringement and invalidity after defendant sent our client a cease and desist letter. Read our complaint. In response, the defendant granted our client a lifetime license. Read the court's order of dismissal. Opposing counsel: The Soni Law Firm, Surjit P. Soni, Leo E. Lundberg, Jr.

Allstar Tire and Wheels v. Wheel Pros, Inc., Civil Action No. SACV08-00563 AHS (US District Court, Central District of California; Filed 2008; Judge Alicemarie H. Stotler) Represented Plaintiff Allstar as lead counsel in this design patent infringement litigation concerning design of lip covers for aftermarket wheels. The court granted Wheel Pros motion for summary judgment on invalidity, which we appealed. Read our complaint for patent infringement. Listen to the oral argument by attorney David Jafari before US District Court of Appeal, Federal Circuit regarding patent invalidity. Opposing counsel: Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman, LLP, Dennis G. Martin, and Willmore F. Holbrow, III.

Allstar Tire and Wheels v. Savini Styling Group, Civil Action No. 2-07-CV-448 (TJW) (US District Court, Eastern District of Texas; Filed October 9, 2007; Judge Rodney Gilstrap) Represented Plaintiff Allstar as lead counsel in this design patent infringement litigation concerning design of lip covers for aftermarket wheels. Read our complaint for patent infringement. Opposing counsel: Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP, Daniel H. Wu.

Kato v. Allstar Tire and Wheel; 2:06-cv-05051-PA-RZ (US District Court, Central District of California; Filed August 14, 2006; Judge Percy Anderson) Represented defendant Allstar in this design patent infringement lawsuit regarding aftermarket vehicle wheel design. View the complaint here. Opposing counsel: Jeffrey S. Benice.

Microsoft Corporation v. PC Menu, Inc., Case No. 04-71-A (US District Court, Eastern District of Virginia; Filed 2004; Magistrate Judge Theresa Carroll Buchanan) Microsoft sought to enjoin defendants from infringing Microsoft’s copyrights and trademarks in defendants’ sale of software. Microsoft also sought damages for Defendant’s alleged marketing, advertising, distribution and/or offering for distribution of counterfeit and infringing Microsoft’s software programs and/or components. Attorney David Jafari was an associate on the legal team that represented defendants. Opposing counsel: Piper Rudnick LLP, John J. Dwyer.

Hewlett-Packard Company v. Intergraph Corporation, Civil Action No. 3:03-cv-02517-MJJ (US District Court, Northern District of California; Filed 2003);

Hewlett-Packard v. Intergraph Hardware Technologies Co, Intergraph Corp. v. Dell Computer Corp., Civil Action No. 2:02CV 312 (US District Court, Eastern District of Texas; Filed 2002). Represented Intergraph Corporation as part of core team of attorneys in patent infringement lawsuits involving multi-processor computer systems with cache memory coherency and updating technology.

Certain Data Storage Systems, ITC Inv. No. 337 TA 471 (2003) • Represented respondent Hitachi Ltd as part of a core team of attorneys against Complainant EMC in this section 337 investigation involving computer data storage systems for the sharing, management and protection of large amounts of data and information. The asserted EMC patents were directed to Remote Data Mirroring, Data Migration, Disk Mapping and Data Retrieval for automatically providing and maintaining data at a remote site. The EMC products that practiced the inventions included EMC Symmetricx Data Storage.

Scimed Life Systems, Inc. And Corvita Corp. v. Medtronic AVE, Inc. and Medtronic, Inc., Case No. 02-131 (US District Court, District of Delaware; Filed 2002) Represented defendant Medtronic as part of a core team of attorneys against Scimed in this patent infringement litigation lawsuit involving Medtronic’s AAA AneuRx Stent Graft System.

Medtronic Vascular, Inc. v. Boston Scientific Corporation, et al., Case No. 98-478-SLR (US District Court, District of Delaware; Filed 1998; Judge Sue L. Robinson) Plaintiff Medtronic Vascular, Inc. sued Boston Scientific Corporation and other defendants for patent infringement of plaintiff’s balloon expandable stents that were used in treating aneurisms. Attorney David Jafari was an associate on the McDermoth, Will, & Emory, LLP prosecution team that represented plaintiff Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Opposing counsel: Kenyon & Kenyon, Douglas E. Ringel.

SanDisk Corporation Represented Sandisk as part of a core team of attorneys to investigate patent infringement of SanDisk’s U.S. Patent No. 6,149,316 related to semiconductor electronically erasable programmable read only memories (Flash EEPROM Chips) Memory Systems.

Design Patent Appeal

Allstar Tire and Wheel, Inc. v. Wheel Pros, Inc. Appeal to United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2011-1015) argued for the plaintiff-appellant in design patent infringement lawsuit regarding aftermarket auto wheel design. Listen to the oral argument by attorney David Jafari. Opposing counsel: Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman, LLP, Dennis G. Martin, and Willmore F. Holbrow, III.

Trademark & Copyright Infringement

Apogee, Inc. v. Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. et al., Case No. 1:13-cv-01909 (US District Court, District of Columbia, Filed December 2, 2013; Judge Emmet G. Sullivan) Action for declaratory relief based on Digital Millennium Copyright Act involving devices used with HDMI products, such as a projector. Read plaintiff's First Amended Complaint. Opposing counsel: Perkins Coie; Susan Fahringer.

Lexani International, Inc. v. Mizban, et al., Case No. RIC10021142 (Superior Court of California, County of Riverside, Filed 2010; Judge Mac R. Fisher) represented defendant in this Misappropriation of Trade Secret, and unfair competition lawsuit. The case arose out of the manufacture and sale of after-market automobile grilles and accessories. Case was dismissed. Read plaintiff's complaint for unfair competition. Opposing counsel: Eric B. Alspaugh.

RBP Performance, Inc. v. Mizban, Case No. 2:10-cv-07872 (US District Court, Central District of California, Filed 2010; Judge Gary A. Feess). Represented defendant in this copyright Infringement, trademark infringement, and trade dress infringement lawsuit. The case arose out of the manufacture and sale of after-market automobile grilles and accessories. Case was dismissed. Read plaintiff's complaint for copyright and trademark infringement. Opposing Counsel. Eric B. Alspaugh.

Universal City Studios Productions LLLP et al. v. Sswarez.com et al., Case No. 2:08-cv-08300 (US District Court, Central District of California; Filed December 17, 2008; Gary A. Feess) Represented one of defendants in this copyright infringement lawsuit related to infringement of copyrights in numerous motion pictures and other audiovisual works. Defendant was accused of promoting a for-profit website to allow members of the public to easily locate and download infringing copies of movies and films. View plaintiff's complaint for copyright infringement. Opposing counsel: Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp LLP, Eric Samuel Boorstin, Robert H Rotstein, Fox Group Legal, and Wade B Gentz.

Hearst Holdings, Inc. et al. v. Roger Lalwani et al., Case No. 2:08-cv-06932-FMC-JC (US District Court, Central District of California; Filed October 21, 2008; Judge Florence-Marie Cooper) Represented one of several defendants in copyright and trademark infringement action based on sale of “Betty Boop” embroiled merchandise. View plaintiff's complaint for copyright and trademark infringement. Opposing counsel: Lawrence & Associates, Amy B. Lawrence.

Guru Denim, Inc. v. Rath, Case No. 5:08-cv-00928 (US District Court, Central District of California; Filed July 11, 2008; Judge Virginia A. Phillips) Represented defendant in this trademark infringement and copyright infringement lawsuit, false designation of origin and trademark dilution case. The case involved denim and non-denim men’s and women’s apparel under the True Religion Brand jeans pants line of apparel including the overall stitching pattern on the front of True Religion jeans. View plaintiff's complaint for copyright and trademark infringement. Opposing counsel: Gareeb Pham, Alexander S Gareeb, Christopher Q Pham.

J & J Sports Production vs. Juan Arriaga Bueno et al, Case No. 5:08-cv-00936-WDK-FMO (US District Court, Central District of California; Filed July 14, 2008; Judge William D. Keller) represented defendant in this alleged unauthorized publication or broadcast of Bernard Hopkins v. Jermain Taylor Championship Fight Program in violation of Title 47 U.S.C. Sections 605 and 553. Read plaintiff's complaint for damages. Opposing counsel: Thomas P. Riley.

Medicine Online, Inc. v. BidRx, LLC, Case No. 8:06-cv-00873 (US District Court, Central District of California; Filed September 18, 2006: Judge David O. Carter) Represented plaintiff after substituting in a lead counsel in this trademark infringement lawsuit regarding the mark BidRx related to providing an internet-based reverse auction bidding service for prescription drugs and medicine. M. Jafari and his firm took over the prosecution of this lawsuit after the complaint was drafted and filed by another firm. Mr. Jafari and his law firm prepared and filed the answer and counterclaims, initiated discovery and subsequently settled the case for the plaintiff. View plaintiff's original complaint for trademark infringement filed by former counsel. Opposing counsel: Hill, Farrer & Burrill, LLP, William A. White, G. Cresswell Templeton, III.

R-1 Racing Sports, Inc. v. Meehan et al. SACV05-683 AHS (US District Court, Central District of California; Filed 2005; Judge Alicemarie H. Stotler) Represented defendants Allstar in this copyright infringement lawsuit involving a copyright for aftermarket automotive wheels. Read plaintiff's complaint for copyright infringement. Read the court's order granting summary judgment for our client. Opposing counsel: Jeffrey S. Benice.

Employment Litigation: Wrongful Termination; Discrimination; Wage & Hour

Martinez de Vargas v. San Clemente Villas by the Sea, Inc., Case 30-2015-00767304 (Court of California; County of Orange; Central Justice Center; Filed January 12, 2015; Judge Kirk Nakamura) Representing Plaintiff in wage and hour violation and Race discrimination claim under FEHA. Plainitff alleged she was discriminated against because she was a Mexican immigrant. Read plaintiff's Complaint. Opposing counsel: Fisher & Phillips, Usama Kahf, Mark J. Jacobs.

Cervantes v. JBM Sport Truck Accessories, Case 30-2012-00581058 (Court of California; County of Orange; Central Justice Center; Filed July 3, 2012; Judge John C. Gastelum) Representing Defendant in wage and hour violation claim. Read plaintiff's complaint for wage and hour violations. Read our client's cross-complaint for breach of fiduciary duty. Opposing counsel: Peirano & Associates, Cristian Peirano.

Drengberg v. J&A Restaurant Management, Inc. , Case No. 30-2011-00503768 (Court of California; County of Orange; Central Justice Center; Filed August 29, 2011; Commissioner Jane Myers) Represented plaintiff in wage and hour dispute with owner of several restaurants, including the Geisha House. Read our client's complaint for labor code violations. Opposing counsel: Lee, Han & Paciocco, LLP, Kenneth H. Han.

Drengberg v. Dolce Group, Case No. 30-2011-0513176 (Court of California; County of Orange; Central Justice Center; Filed October 5, 2011; Judge Andrew Banks) Represented plaintiff in wage and hour dispute with owner of several restaurants, including the Geisha House. Read our client's complaint for labor code violations. Opposing counsel: Brett Shaad.

Barrios v. Hill, Case No. 30-2009-00314774 (Superior Court of California; County of Orange; Central Justice Center; Filed October 4, 2011; Judge Charles Margines) Represented plaintiff in wage and hour dispute with owner of several Orange county MacDonald franchises. Read our client's complaint for labor code violations. Burnham Brown, Cathy Arias.

Shirvan v. Astech Engineered Products, Inc. Case No. 30-2008-0011033 (Superior Court of California; County of Orange; Filed August 7, 2008; Judge David McEachen) Represented plaintiff as lead counsel in this wrongful termination lawsuit. Defendant was represented by John Collins and Mathew Holder of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP of San Diego, California. Read the complaint for discrimination. Case was settled 19 days before trial after defendant’s summary judgment was denied. Read order denying defendant's motion for summary judgment. Opposing counsel: Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, John D. Collins, Matthew W. Holder.

Contract-Based Claims

Extradition Transport of America, L.L.C. v. Houston Casualty Company, Inc., Case No. 3:14-cv-00125 (U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota; Filed December 31, 2014) Represented Plaintiff against its insurance company and the insurer's panel attorney for breach of fiduciary duty and related claims. Click to read our Complaint. Opposing counsel: Cochran, Davis & Associates, P.C., Joan E. Cochran, Aya J. Pearson.

Garey v. Conway, Case No. 14K13340 (Superior Court of California; County of Los Angeles, 111 North Hill Street; Filed October 8, 2014) Represented Plaintiff, a consumer, in this collection case. Plaintiff alleged cause of actions for fraudulent misrepresentation, rescission, violation of California Consumer Legal Remedies Act, and unfair competition. The case arose from an agreement to provided rehabilitation services. Defendant accepted a large deposit and failed to perform. Click to read our complaint. Opposing counsel: Law Office of Joseph C. Rosenblit Joseph C. Rosenblit.

Martellato USA v. Laguna Wholesale , Case No. 30-2014-00716206 (Superior Court of California; County of Orange; Central Justice Center; Filed April 11, 2014; Judge Geoffrey Glass) Represented Defendant in a business collection case. Plainitff alleged cause of actions for breach of contract and common counts. Read plaintiff's motion to strike the complaint. Opposing counsel: Greenbaum Law Group LLP, Claudio Koren.

ARB, Inc. v. Always Protective Services, Inc. et al , Case No. 30-2014-00713437 (Superior Court of California; County of Orange; Central Justice Center; Filed March 28, 2014; Judge Gregory Lewis) Represented Defendant in a breach of contract action. Read plaintiff's complaint for breach of contract and promissory fraud. Opposing counsel: Rutan & Tucker, LLP; Allina M. Hightower.

American Express Bank, FSB v. David Klein (One) , Case No. 30-2013-00638466 (Superior Court of California; County of Orange; Central Justice Center; Filed March 19, 2013; Judge Andrew Banks) Represented Defendant in credit card holder collection case. Opposing counsel: Bleier & Cox, APC, Elizabeth A. Bleier; Laura M. D’Anna.

American Express Bank, FSB v. David Klein (Two) , Case No. 30-2013-00674913 (Superior Court of California; County of Orange; Central Justice Center; Filed September 12, 2013; Judge Kirk Nakamura) Represented Defendant in credit card holder collection case. Opposing counsel: Zwickler & Associates, P.C.; Raymond J. Lee; Eric Jun.

Nipa, Inc. v. Tavakoli et al. , Case No. 30-2013-00672091 (Superior Court of California; County of Orange; Filed 2013; Judge Gregory Lewis) Action by general contractor for breach of contract and recovery of labor and material rendered. Plaintiff also recorded a notice of lis pendens against our client's property. Read our motion to require plaintiff to provide an undertaking as a condition to maintaining the lis pendens. Opposing Counsel: Scott Nathan.

Composite Industire S.A. v. Vision Air America, Inc., Case No. 2:13-cv-01984 (US District Court, District of Arizona; Filed September 30, 2013; Judge James A. Teilborg) Action for recovery of services rendered for repairing airplane parts. Read our motion to serve summons by substitute method, and the court's order granting the motion for alternative service method.

Pharma-Tech Services, Inc. v. Plan B Solutions, Inc., Case 30-2013-00661698 (Superior Court of California; County of Orange; Filed 2013; Judge Gregory Munoz) Action for declaratory relief for invalidty of a non-compete clause in employment contract in violation of California Business and Professions Code § 16600. Opposing counsel: Demo Zeppos.

Parks Diversified, L.P. v. Jason Abbott et al., Case No. 30-2013-00661972 (Superior Court of California, County of Orange; Filed 2013) Action against residential tenant for unpaid rent. Defendant filed a cross complaint for breach of implied warranty of habitability and other claims based on alleged improper levels of arsenic in the well water serving defendant’s residence. Opposing counsel: James Rose.

United States v. Extradition Transport of America, LLC, Case No. 3:12-CV-46 (US District Court, District of North Dakota; Filed 2012; Judge Karin K. Klein) Representing defendant insured, an interstate prisoner transport company, in a liaison capacity between insured and insurer’s panel counsel. The case involved monetary claims and penalties against defendant arising from costs incurred in recapture of, Joseph Megna, a prisoner who escaped in North Dakota during a transport by defendant. Watch the interview with Joseph Megna immediately after his capture. Opposing counsel: United States Attorney, District of North Dakota, Timothy Q. Purdon.

Extradition Transport of America, LLC v. Houston Casualty Company, Inc. , Case ED CV 12-01648 (US District Court, Central District of California; Filed 2012; Judge Audrey B. Collins) Representing insured plaintiff in declaratory relief action against insurer for determination of insured’s right to Cumis Counsel under a commercial general liability insurance policy. The court entered judgment in our client's favor. Read the court's opinion denying defendant's motion for summary judgment and granting judgment to our client. Opposing counsel: Cochran, Davis & Associates, P.C., Joan E. Cochran, Aya J. Pearson.

North Valley Mall, LLC v. Deas, Case No. 30-2012-00605092 (Superior Court of California; County of Orange; Filed October 15, 2012; Judge Frederick P. Horn) Representing owner of a shopping center, plaintiff, in breach of guaranty claim under a commercial lease for a Quizno’s restaurant. View plaintiff's amended complaint for breach of guaranty. Plaintiff was able to obtain a settlement after obtaining a temporary protective order prohibiting defendants to sell their land. Opposing counsel: Raymond L. Sandelman.

Hop-On, Inc. v. Smox Electronic Alternatives, Case No. RIC 1207277 (Superior Court of California, Riverside Superior Court; Filed 2012; Judge Ronald Taylor) Represented defendant in breach of contract action for failure to pay for bulk order of goods. Opposing counsel: Law Offices of Joseph L. Pittera, Joseph L. Pittera.

Miller v. Lejuwaan, Case No. 07NL01539 (Superior Court of California; County of Orange; Filed 2009) Represented plaintiff in a residential unlawful detainer action. Opposing party was unrepresented.

Anchor Blue, Inc. v. Laguna Blue, Inc. Case No. BC427534 (Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles; Filed 2009; Judge Yvette M. Palazuelos) Representing defendant Anchor Blue, Inc. in breach of contract claim for failure to deliver bulk order of apparel. Opposing counsel: Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., James A. Goodman, Ted A. Gehring.

Performance Auto & Sound v. Allstar Tire & Wheel, Inc. , Case No. 30-2009-00237823 (Superior Court of California, County of Orange; Filed 2009) Represented defendant in action for breach of contract based on failure to pay for print advertising. Opposing counsel: Alan L. Brodkin & Associates, Alan L. Brodkin.

Bodine Electric Company v. Viking Access Systems, LLC, Case No. 09cv3055 (US District Court, Northern District of Illinois; Filed 2009; Judge William J. Hibbler) Represented defendant as lead counsel in this breach of contract under Uniform Commercial Code for the purchase of specialty designed motors for gate operators. Plaintiff was seeking in excess of $500,000 in damages. Plaintiff originally filed its lawsuit in state court located in cook county. Mr. Jafari successfully removed the case to Federal Court and the case was eventually settled in mediation. Opposing counsel: Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Stephen D. Vernon, Marcos Reilly.

CDR Investment Properties v. Parks Diversified, Case No. 00303235 (Superior Court of California; County of Orange; Filed 2009) Represented defendant in unlawful detainer lawsuit. Opposing counsel: Songstad & Randall LLP, Janet E. Humphrey, Damon D. Eisenbrey.

CDR Investment Properties v. Lucia Parks, Case No. 00325549 (Superior Court of California; County of Orange; Filed 2009; Judge Charles Margines) Represented defendant in action for breach of guaranty of commercial lease. . Opposing counsel: Songstad & Randall LLP, Janet E. Humphrey, Damon D. Eisenbrey.

Karim v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Case No. 30-2009-00120249 (Superior Court of California; County of Orange; Filed 2009; Judge Kazuharu Makino) Represented plaintiff in lemon law case for sale of allegedly defective Honda Odyssey in violation of the California Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act. Bowman and Brooke LLP, Brian Takahashi, Jason T. Welch.

PS Business Parks, L.P. v. Kianpour, Case No. 2008-00093625 (Superior Court of California, County of Orange; Filed 2008; Judge David Chaffee) Represented defendant judgment debtor against enforcement of default judgment. Opposing counsel: Todd A. Briscoe & Associates, Cynthia Poer.

Tschakert v. Tagle, Case No. 37-2008-00090756 (Superior Court of California, County of San Diego; Filed 2008; Judge William Dato) Represented plaintiff in derivative action against corporate director for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties and related torts. Opposing counsel: Kirk Miller, John J. Rice.

Palmieri, Tayler, Weiner, Wilhelm & Waldron LLP v. Tehranchi, Case No. 30-2008-00102675 (Superior Court of California; County of Orange; Central Justice Center; Filed 2008); Represented defendant in this breach of contract matter and settled the case in mediation. Opposing counsel: Heather C. Whitmore.

A&B Real Estate, LLC v. Dennis Bedford, Case No. 30-2008-00213781 (Superior Court of California; County of Orange; Central Justice Center; Filed 2008) Represented plaintiff in unlawful detainer action under a commercial lease for a restaurant. Plaintiff obtained a judgment by default.

Singh v. Lekler, Case No. BC393361 (Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles; Filed 2008; Judge Luis A. Lavin) Represented plaintiff in this breach of contract for the sale of business and breach of business purchase agreement resulting in entry of default judgment in favor of plaintiff.

Mustek, Inc. v. Proex Trading, Inc. , Case No. 30-2008-0114646 (Superior Court of California, County Orange; Filed 2008; Judge Peter J. Polos) Represented defendant for in breach of contract action based on failure to pay for goods sold. Plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the case in response to our motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction. Opposing counsel: Wesierski & Zurek, LLP, Christopher P. Wesierski.

Graham v. Tierney, Case No. 07U00020 (Superior Court of California; County of Orange; Filed 2007) Represented plaintiff in a residential unlawful detainer action. Obtained judgment by default.

Insurance Partners, Inc. v. A. Rideau & Associates, Inc. 07CC08875 (Superior Court of California, County Orange; Filed 2007; Judge James Di Cesare) Represented plaintiff employer against former employer for misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, and interference with prospective economic advantages. Represented cross-defendant employer in cross-complaint by former employee for unpaid benefits and wages. Opposing counsel: Watten, Discoe, Bassett & McMains, Michael L. Bassett.

Vinatronics, Inc. v. 3DX Technologies, LLC, Case No. 07CC06588 (Superior Court of California; County of Orange; Central Justice Center; Filed 2007; Judge Gregory Munoz) Represented plaintiff in this breach of contract and specific performance lawsuit for failure to pay according to contract. Opposing counsel: Russ, August & Kabat, Robert E. Satterthwaite.

Aliso Commons At Town Center, LLC v. Lone Eagle Construction Co. , Case No. 06CL05830 (Superior Court of California, County Orange; Filed 2006; Judge Kirk Nakamura) Represented plaintiff shopping center owner in breach of contract claim against former contractor who allowed a mechanic’s lien to encumber plaintiff’s premises. Opposing counsel: Stephen J. Chazen, Fattorosi & Chisvin, Craig L. Chisvin.

Meshkani Co., Inc. v. Aynehchi, Case No. 06CC08762 (Superior Court of California, County Orange; Filed August 4, 2006; Randall L. Wilkinson) Represented defendant and cross-complainant in action arsing in breach of contract and derivative action based on corporate director’s breach of fiduciary duties. Read plaintiff's complaint for breach of oral agreement, money lent, and account stated. Opposing counsel: Rintala, Smoot, Jaenicke & Rees LLP, J. Larson Jaenicke, and AnnMarie De Vita.

Currier Square, LLC., v. Premium Tobbaco Stores, Inc., Case No. 137019 (Superior Court of California, County of Butte; Filed july 7, 2006; Judge Thomas W. Kelly) Represented plaintiff in this Rent Action for breach of retail store lease agreement and unfair competition. Opposing counsel: Bernheim, Gutierrez & McCready, William S. Bernheim.

Khoshnevis v. Astech Engineered Products, Inc. , Case No. 06CC07858 (Superior Court of California, County of Orange ; Filed 2006; Judge Steven Perk) Represented plaintiff in action to recover unpaid sales commission under a contract. The case settled for a confidential sum. See plaintiff's request for dismissal. Opposing counsel: Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, Norma Garcia.

California Realty Services Corp. v. First Option Home Loans, Inc. Case No. 05CC10558 (Superior Court of California, County Orange; Filed 2005; Judge Dereck G. Johnson) Represented commercial tenant in action by former landlord for breach of lease. Opposing counsel: Julie A. Ault.

Northern California Collection Service, Inc. v. Khatib, Case No. IN047874 (Superior Court of California, County Orange; Filed 2005; Judge Joel M. Pressman) Represent defendant in action for unpaid invoice for newspaper advertising services (PennySaver). Opposing counsel: Steven D. Cribb.

Partnership Dissolution

James Fontanesi, M.D., Inc. v. Stephen William Doggett, M.D., P.A., Case No. 06CC11450 (Superior Court of California; County of Orange; Central Justice Center; Filed 2007; Judge Francisco F. Firmat) Represented defendant in this partnership dissolution; accounting; breach of fiduciary duty, breach of partnership agreement. Opposing counsel: Gordon & Rees LLP, Douglas Smith, Michael B. Allen Law Group, Inc., Michael B. Allen, Marc D. Bender, Jonathan D. Bishop.

Professional Negligence, Fraud, Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Parks Diversified, L.P. v. Ray's Well Testing Service, Inc., Case No. 30-2014-0733033 (Superior Court of California; County of Orange; Central Justice Center; Filed 2014; Judge Sheila Fell) Represent plaintiff in this orange county civil case for negligence against defendant, a provider of well water test reports, claiming defendant's erroneous well test report caused a third party to sue plaintiff for arsenic exposure.

Tschakert v. Mauer, Case No. 37-2010-00106707 (Superior Court of California, County of San Diego; Filed 2010; Judge Joel Pressman) Represented plaintiff in action against corporate director for breach of fiduciary duties and related torts. Opposing counsel: John F. Fitzmaurice, Gregory Belnap.

Tschakert v. Hart Energy Publishing, LLLP, Case No. 10cv2598-L (US District Court, Southern District of California; Filed 2010; Judge M. James Lorenz) Representing plaintiff in case involving fraudulent transfer of business assets. Opposing counsel: Haynes & Boone, LLP, Mark D. Erickson, William C. O’Neil.

Stephen William Doggett, M.D., P.A., v. Ruth Conboy, Case No. 30-2009-00314774 (Superior Court of California; County of Orange; Central Justice Center; Filed 2009; Judge Andrew Banks) Represent plaintiffs against their former accountant for professional negligence and breach of fiduciary duties. Opposing counsel: Reback, McAndrews, Kjar, Warford, Stockalper, & Moore, LLP, Albert E. Cressey, Evan Okamura.

USBank Portfolio Services v. Stephen William Doggett, M.D., P.A. , Case No. SACV05-324 JVS (US District Court, Central District of California; Filed 2006) Represented defendant in settlement negotiations with US Bank. Opposing counsel: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP, Anastasia K. Jones.

Aynehchi v. Meshkani Co., Case No. 06CC11173 (Superior Court of California; County of Orange; Central Justice Center; Filed October 19, 2006; Judge Derek W. Hunt) Represented plaintiff in a shareholder derivative action for breach of fiduciary duty and violation of Business and Professions Code section 17200. Read plaintiff's complaint. Opposing counsel: Rintala, Smoot, Jaenicke, Ree's LLP, J. Larson Jaenicke, AnnMarie De Vita.

Arbitration

Directv v. Satelite Systems Network, Case No. 72 199 Y 00161 06 HLT (American Arbitration Association; Filed 2006) Represented Respondent as lead counsel in this breach of Sales Agency Agreement. Opposing counsel: Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, LLP, Dale H. Oliver, Michael E. Williams, Justin C. Griffin.

Personal Injury

Pulido v. Action Time, LLC, Case No. 30-2014-00706726 (Superior Court of California; County of Orange; Central Justice Center; Filed February 24, 2014; Judge Frederick Aguirre) Represented Defendant in a product liability case. Plainitff alleged cause of actions for negligence and strict liability in tort. Plaintiff was injured while using Defendant manufacturer's Trampoline Bungee. Opposing counsel: Law Offices of Kamyar R. Shayan; Kamyar Shayan.

Shabani & Shabani LLP v. Shery Shabani, Case No. SC113759 (Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles; Filed August 11, 2011; Judge Linda K. Lefkowitz) Representing plaintiff in complaint for abuse of process and business torts arising from defendant’s issuance of 70 subpoenas in an underlying dissolution of marriage case. Opposing counsel: Law Office of Grossman & Mahan, Leslie K. Grossman, Richard A. Grossman.

Shirvan v. Rahmati, Case No. 30-2009-00296058 (Superior Court of California, County of Orange; Filed August 24, 2009; Judge Andrew Banks) Representing plaintiff in complaint against witness to recover penalty and damages for disobeying subpoena to appear and testing at deposition pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure section 1992. Read Plaintiff's first amended complaint. Opposing counsel: Law Office of Jim Husen, Jim Husen.

Ainpour v. Jenner, Case No. 06CC13385 (Superior Court of California, County of Orange; Filed December 29, 2006; Judge Charles Margines) Representing plaintiff in claims for personal injuries arising from a rear-end auto collision. Read our client's complaint for negligence. Opposing counsel: Law Offices of Roger A. Koll, Ferren Lee Christensen.