Kazenercom Too, et al. v. Turan Petroleum, Inc., et al., Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Case Nos. 09-56329, 10-55458, Memorandum Decision filed December 27, 2011: Obtained reversal of District Court judgment of dismissal for clients under FRCP 12(e), 12(b)(6) of claims for relief under RICO and federal securities fraud, with supplemental state law claims.
Mitchell v. Superior Court, First District Court of Appeal, Div. 3, Case No. A130238: Order denying Petition for Writ of Mandate, Prohibition filed January 6, 2011. Represented Real Party in Interest in domestic violence/child custody matter.
Grima (Burford) v. Superior Court, First District Court of Appeal, Div. 1, Case No. A126852: Order denying Petition for Writ of Mandate, Prohibition filed December 29, 2009. Represented Real Party in Interest in child custody "move away" case. Following an Answer on behalf of Real Party, the California Supreme Court denied review February 10, 2010, Case No. S179222.
Johnson v. Gebhardt, First District Court of Appeal, Div. 5, Case No. A121548: Appeal dismissed with prejudice October 3, 2008. Represented Respondent in companion appeal to Case No. A120856 and filed Opposition to Petition for Writ of Supersedeas regarding grandparent visitation. Dismissed as part of settlement that provided Respondent with greater share of custody of his children.
Johnson v. Superior Court, First District Court of Appeal, Div. 5, Case No. A120856: Order denying petition for writ of mandamus, prohibition filed June 5, 2008. Represented Real Party in Interest in opposing writ petition regarding grandparent supervision.
Padda v. Hamedi-Fard, et al., unpublished opinion filed December 27, 2007, First District Court of Appeal, Div. 3, Case No. A113703: Obtained affirmance of judgment awarding damages and attorneys' fees to owner of service station for breaching contractual and tortious duties in installing new underground storage tanks.
Gotelli v. Latteri, First District Court of Appeal Case No. A108378, unpublished decision filed October 12, 2006: Obtained reversal of judgment on cross-appeal of judgment denying award of child support arrearages on grounds that release of mother's child support claims by mother's agent did not waive the mother's child support claims where father failed to detrimentally rely on release and affirmance of appeal of judgment holding that father failed to pay child support arrearages and that litigation privilege applied to recording of child support judgment lien.
Oakley v. Oakley, First District Court of Appeal, Case No. A110180, unpublished opinion filed August 9, 2006: Represented respondent and obtained affirmance of trial court judgment holding against attempt by appellant to impose a resulting trust on respondent's real property.
In re Marriage of MacIntyre, First District Court of Appeal Case No. 109304, unpublished decision filed July 7, 2006: Represented respondent and obtained affirmance of imposition of Family Code section 271 sanctions in property division proceedings.
Cearley, et al. v. Azizian, et al., First District Court of Appeal, Case No. A107231, unpublished opinion filed April 19, 2006: Obtained a reversal of a jury verdict for compensatory and punitive damages that followed a thirteen (13) day trial involving a dispute arising out of a contract for the sale of commercial real estate. The appellate court reversed the judgment based on violation of the parol evidence rule and also held that respondents' recovery of damages for lost wages was improper.
Pratt v. Lloyd, First District Court of Appeal Case No. A108164, 1st District's appellate mediation program. Obtained a favorable settlement March 2005 for appellant in dispute arising out of calculation of Epstein credits.
Valenty v. Valenty, First District Court of Appeal Case No. A096601, unpublished decision filed December 27, 2002: Representing respondent, obtained affirmance of trial court judgment denying appellant's motion for a share of respondent's military retirement benefits subject to McCarty v. McCarty window period. Appellant sought to recover a community property share as omitted assets and to modify spousal support.
Altura, et al. v. Shelfbond, et al., First District Court of Appeal, Case No. A094433, unpublished opinion filed March 25, 2002: Represented respondents and obtained affirmance of order upholding $264,000 default judgment following reconsideration of order initially granting the motion to vacate for lack of a statement of damages, on the grounds that the complaint contained sufficient notice of the amount of damages. Subsequently successfully opposed petition for review.
Altura, et al. v. Shelfbond, et al., First District Court of Appeal, Case No. A087446, unpublished opinion filed June 12, 2000: Obtained affirmance on behalf of respondents of trial court order denying motion to set aside $264,000 default judgment, on grounds that counsel for judgment creditor did everything possible to provide reasonable notice to defendant of complaint against it, upholding service by California Secretary of State's office.
Singh v. Sharma, First District Court of Appeal, Case No. A092081, unpublished opinion filed October 22, 2001: On respondent's behalf, obtained affirmance of $1.05 million default judgment.
Newcomb v. Superior Court, First District Court of Appeal Case No. A090777, alternative writ issued July 20, 2000: Obtained alternative writ, with which trial court later complied, ordering the trial court to vacate an order expunging lis pendens and to enter new order denying motion to expunge lis pendens in marital dissolution proceeding, on the grounds that there was not yet a final judgment that could order my client to convey her community property interest in the residence to her ex-husband in dispute about whether a transmutation of my client's community property interest in the family residence took place. Parties later settled on appeal.