Breach of Contract

Breach of contract involving California prohibition on non-compete agreements. Defense verdict. Orange County.

Top insurance salesman goes to another company and some of his clients follow him. Former employer says he owes them compensation for taking for those clients.

  • Case Name: CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services, Inc. v. Millennium Corp. Solutions, LLC and Neal Rubin
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Employment breach of contract claimed in settlement with terminated county employee. Defense verdict. Los Angeles County.

Long-time department of Probation Department employee claims pay and retirement benefits the county says he's not entitled to.

  • Case Name: Timothy Sturm v. County of Los Angeles Probation Department
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Verbal partnership agreement in cannabis business leads to dispute. $662K. Los Angeles County.

Partners in cannabis retail and growing operation dispute terms of verbal agreement after business improves and a buyer for the business is found.

  • Case Name: Matthew Dunn v. Terrence Mumford, Mr. T's Collective, LLC
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Saturday, October 30, 2021

Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and USC breach employment contract. $1.7M. Los Angeles County.

Plaintiff scientist claims he was promised forgiveness of a $200,000 housing loan, which defendants reneged on.

  • Case Name: Richard Simerly v. Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Saturday, October 23, 2021
  • Saturday, 23 October 2021

Thai manufacturer sues California distributor of high-end scanners. Alter-ego issues. $310,000. Los Angeles County.

American distributor of high-tech equipment doesn't pay the Thai manufacturer.

  • Case Name: Atiz Innovation Company Limited v. Nicholas Warnock, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, May 10, 2021

Breach of care and negligence claimed in residential facility for elderly (RCFE). $2M. Los Angeles County.

Elderly Parkinson's patient, a man with a long and distinguished corporate career, receives care that violates Patient's Bill of Rights in residential care facility.

  • Case Name: Milton Glass et al v. Whills LLC, et al
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, November 14, 2019

Fee dispute between law firm and client results in counter-claim; $146K. Orange County.

Law firm sues for its fees; client countersues firm for fraud and breach of fiduciary duty.

  • Case Name: Bohm Wildish, LLP v. Teresa Roebuck in her capacity as trustee of the Shell Beach Trust Settlement
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Breach of contract, fraud claimed in sale of surfboard company. $4.6M. Orange County

Sale of well-known surfboard company doesn't go as planned.

  • Case Name: Todd Greco, et al. v. Randy Cecola, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, May 30, 2019

Remodeling breaches restaurant lease. San Diego County.

Burger King restaurant owners remodel the building without landlord's consent.

  • Case Name: 6401 Balboa Avenue, LLC v California Food Management, LLC dba Burger King Store #736
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, June 01, 2018

E-wallet company says credit card processor defrauded it.

E-wallet company says credit card processor failed to pay millions owed.

  • Case Name: MH Pillars, Ltd. v. Payment World, LLC, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, May 02, 2018
  • Wednesday, 02 May 2018

Large apartment complex infested with bedbugs for years. $3.5M. Los Angeles County

Multiple tenants at large apartment complex claim bedbug infestations.

  • Case Name: Hsu et al. V. PLB Management LLC
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, December 14, 2017

Real estate investment partners blame each other when investment fizzles. $1.2 million. Orange County.

Partnership formed to both purchase and build properties goes south, partners sue each other.

  • Case Name: Samen v. Berkowitz
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Referral fee agreement becomes issue when plaintiff attorney refers wrongful death case; says he was screwed out of agreed fee. $78,000. San Joaquin County.

When plaintiff's attorney refers wrongful death case to well-known trial lawyer he later becomes a plaintiff himself; says written agreement on referral fee was breached.

  • Case Name: Reeve v. Meleyco
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

HMO provider group of physicians does not provide timely hand surgery. $7.2M. Los Angeles County.

Following a bad hand injury, plaintiff receives referral after referral through his HMO, but no timely surgery.



  • Case Name: Terry J. LaRue v. Health Net of California, Inc.; Accountable Health Care IPA, A Professional Medical Corporation; Roe physician, and Does 1 through 100, inclusive
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, May 04, 2017

Developer of "Viet Nam Town" in San Jose takes deposits but doesn't build. $3.13 million

Developer takes deposits to build mixed-use community and market to Vietnamese Americans in San Jose; declares bankruptcy before project is built.

  • Case Name: Del Piero, Bankruptcy Trustee, v. Lap Tang and Ha Ly
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Breach of contract, D&O insurance; bench verdict $442K. Los Angeles County.

Argument over D&O insurance coverage turns into law suit by board member against company.

  • Case Name: Tucker Taylor v. Llewellyn Werner
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, October 27, 2016