Commercial Litigation

Along with its extensive class action work and antitrust cases, the Firm has been successful in a wide variety of other complex litigation matters. The firm’s careful attention to discovery, motion practice, and extensive trial experience have led to excellent results in matters involving copyright/trademark issues, trade secrets, First Amendment matters, and commercial contract claims. Among the firm’s successes in complex litigation matters are the following:

  • City of Los Angeles v. Preferred Communications, 476 U.S. 488 (1986). The Firm successfully defended a First Amendment ruling before the United States Supreme Court.
  • Lizden Industries v Meridian Industries Corp. The Firm acted as co-counsel in the successful representation of a clothing designer and manufacturer against a competitor who improperly sold “copycat” designs.
  • ACI v. Exxon. The Firm represented a general contractor and obtained payment from Exxon Oil Company for work done during the overhaul of a major refining facility in Benicia, California.
  • Center For Management Design v Magma Copper Company. The Firm successfully represented a Delaware Corporation in a lawsuit alleging claims for breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, and unfair business practices.
  • Citizens Cable Communications Co. v. Cox Cable Communications Co. The Firm represented the plaintiff in claims arising from an option to purchase a cable television company in a neighboring community. The case settled favorably after one week of trial.
  • Furniture Creations, Inc. v. Universal Furniture. The Firm was retained by plaintiff to represent it in a complex contract dispute. The client was awarded a $1,000,000 verdict following a three week jury trial.
  • Bramson v. McGraw Hill, et al. The Firm represented a New York Times best-selling author in a copyright infringement action against two individuals and the publishers of their work. After extensive discovery, the Firm negotiated a settlement far exceeding the client’s expectations.
  • NeoMeridian SDN BHD v. Wideband Semiconductor, Inc. The Firm represented a developer and manufacturer of wireless devices in claims for breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets against a designer of digital signal processing solutions.