Posts By: smithers

Defended Corporate Clients in a Multi-Party Fraud Case

The Firm successfully defended corporate clients in a multi-party fraud and contractual interference case.  The trial court’s ruling dismissing several of the claims against the corporate clients appears at Andrew Smith Co. v. Paul’s Pak, Inc., 754 F. Supp. 2d 1120 (N.D. Cal. 2010).  The case successfully settled after opening statements.  The case was venued… Read more »

Prosecuted to Judgment a Declaratory Relief and Specific Performance Action

The Firm successfully prosecuted to judgment a declaratory relief and specific performance action following a three week bench trial.  The corporate client was awarded ownership of real property valued in excess of $2 million.  The decision was affirmed on appeal: Central Coast Baptist Church v. First Baptist Church of Los Lomas, 171 Cal. App. 4th… Read more »

Prosecuted a Legal Malpractice Action

The Firm successfully prosecuted a legal malpractice action to recover funds on behalf of a local church. The case successfully settled on the morning of trial.   The case was venued in Santa Clara County Superior Court.

Defended Wrongful Termination and Whistleblower Claims

The Firm successfully defended a corporate client against wrongful termination and whistleblower claims seeking in excess of $8 million dollars.  The case was litigated for over two years, and ultimately the case was dismissed with prejudice without any settlement payment by the client.  The case was venued in Santa Clara County Superior Court.

Defended Breach of Contract Claim

The Firm successfully defended a corporate client against breach of contract claims.  The plaintiff dismissed the case after depositions, and the Firm’s offer to waive a malicious prosecution claim.  The client made no settlement payment to resolve the case.  The case was venued in Santa Clara County Superior Court.