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Selected Litigation Experience Involving Firm Members

Jury Trial Verdicts

  • John Doe Investor v. BKCG Client, et al.
    • (Obtained complete defense verdict on $1 million fraud claim, as well as complete indemnity award from escrow company on cross-complaint)
  • Shah v. Yu
    • (Breach of contract for sale of business. Complete defense on complaint against client, and nearly $300,000 verdict on cross-complaint)
  • Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency v. Tower Music City II, LLC
    • ($30.4 million jury verdict - eminent domain)
  • Flowers, et al. v. Hillyer, et al.
    • ($12.8 million verdict - breach of fiduciary duty)
  • Las Palmas Associates v. Las Palmas Center Associates
    • ($11.2 million verdict - fraud)
  • Tower Acton Holdings, LLC v. Los Angeles County Waterworks
    • ($10.1 million verdict - breach of contract)
  • Huntington Beach Chrysler Jeep, Inc. v. AM General
    • ($5.4 million verdict - breach of dealer agreement)
  • Strother Film Partners v. European American
    • ($4.5 million verdict - breach of contract)
  • Arrowhead v. Arrowhead S&L
    • ($3.2 million verdict - breach of contract)
  • HWB Automotive Group, Inc. v. Nissan Motor Corporation in U.S.A.
    • ($3.1 million verdict - fraud)
  • Crosson v. Premier Van Lines
    • ($2.9 million verdict - fraud)
  • Rancho Vista Development Company v. Richards, Watson & Gershon
    • ($2.5 million verdict - breach of fiduciary duty)

Significant Defense Verdicts in Jury Trials

  • EFC v McAllister: Defense of $3 million claim for alleged breach of development contract for proposed reality television show
  • Fairchild Industries v Taylor: Defense of multi-million dollar malicious prosecutor claim for law school classmate
  • Riteaid v. Mariners Mile Gateway: Successfully defended $30 million claim for breach of contract for a large shopping center construction/lease agreement. Court dismissed Riteaid's case during jury trial. All fees and costs were ultimately awarded to BKCG's client.

Significant Reported Appellate Decisions

  • Thrifty Payless, Inc. v. Mariners Mile Gateway, LLC
    • 185 Cal.App.4th 1050 (2010)
  • Kumar v. Yu
    • 201 Cal.App.4th 1463 (2011)
  • HWB Automotive Group, Inc. v. Nissan Division of Nissan Motor Corporation in U.S.A.,
    • 45 Cal. App. 4th 1663 (1996)
  • NCAA v. Tarkanian,
    • 10 F.3d 633 (9th Cir. 1993) and 795 F. Supp 1476 (D. Nev. 1992)
  • Las Palmas Associates v. Las Palmas Center Associates,
    • 235 Cal. App. 3d 1220 (1991)
  • Waranch v. Gulf Ins. Co.,
    • 218 Cal. App. 3d 356 (1990)

Significant Settlements

  • Jimenez v. Warren
    • ($6.5 million - negligence)
  • Reid v. F.A.A.
    • ($5.5 million - wrongful death)
  • Rancho Vista v. City of Palmdale
    • ($2 million - breach of contract)
  • Vandenberg v. Vandenberg
    • ($1.9 million - breach of fiduciary duty)
  • Group 3 Technologies v. AT&T Wireless
    • ($1.7 million - breach of contract)
  • Portable Industries Corporation (Korea) v. Portable Industries Corporation (U.S.A.)
    • ($1.3 million - breach of contract)
  • Valdez v. Tri-County Builders Supply
    • ($1 million - negligence)