Notable Representations

Representative Clients

Represented Chinese Yellow Pages with co-counsel in a suit for tortious interference with the client’s customer base. Obtained a $4.25 million jury verdict entered against client’s leading competitor in Southern California. Later obtained an attorney fee award of over $1.2 million. Judgment was affirmed in almost every respect by the Court of Appeal.  See Chinese Yellow Pages Co. v. Chinese Overseas Marketing Service Corp., 169 Cal. App. 4th 1025 (2008).

Represented insurance company sued for $20 million. Obtained dismissal for a waiver of costs after motion for summary judgment filed.*

Represented software company in a post-acquisition claim for accounting misrepresentation. Obtained successful settlement on second day of arbitration before the president of the defendant-corporation was to testify.

Represented producer of television commercials with co-counsel in a contractual dispute with a director, who was represented by a high-profile entertainment litigator. Obtained a substantial arbitration award, which included an award of attorney fees.

Defended laser-toner retailer and its principals in customer misappropriation action. Case settled for a fraction of the budget set aside for trial after summary judgment motions were filed. Clients avoided expense of three week jury trial.

Representative Clients

Advance West, Inc.

Alcoa Global Fasteners, Inc.*

All Home Management, Inc.

Annex Group, Inc.

Apparel Market Transport, Inc.

Berry Plastics, Inc.

Bravo Zulu Films, Inc.

CALA Shows, Inc.

California Crave, Inc.

California Interactive Computing, Inc.

Capital Hills Development Co.

CBS Auto Body Shop, Inc.

Cereplast, Inc.

Certain Communications, Corp.

Chinese Yellow Pages, Inc.

Cohen Investment Group, LLC

Daico Industries, Inc.

Goldic Technologies, Inc.

Granville Glendale, Inc.

InterMetro Communications, Inc.

JHL Development, LLC

Joseph H. Kanter Foundation

Multicast Labs, Inc.

National Imaging Systems, Inc.

National Office Outlet, Inc.

Negative Asset, L.P.

One Waterfront Investment Properties

Philadelphia Indemnity Ins. Co.*

PhoneSuit, Inc.

Rechem International, Inc.

Remington Mortgage, Inc.

Republic Insurance Co.*

Simi Sequoia LLC

SpanAll Communications, Inc.

STS Media, Inc., dba FreedomPop

United National Insurance Co.*

Zenith Information Systems

* Representation by Paul Murtagh through former employment.

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