For TAT Capital Partners: JMBM lawyer Matt Kenefick recently obtained a defense verdict in favor of JMBM clients TAT Capital Partners, Ltd. and Mark Putney. The Plaintiff, ZF Micro Solutions, Inc., claimed $77.5 million in damages for TAT’s and Mr. Putney’s alleged breaches of fiduciary duty. Following a month-long trial, the jury deliberated for 90 […]
For Vulcan Materials Company, Western Division: On February 19, 2013, the Second Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal ruled in favor of JMBM client Vulcan Materials Company in a CEQA challenge brought against the City of Azusa by the City of Duarte. Duarte sought to prevent Vulcan’s plans to change the location of […]
In a decision published on February 8, 2013, the Second Appellate District Court ruled in favor of JMBM client Troesh Materials, LLC in a challenge brought pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) against the County of Santa Barbara’s approval of Troesh’s Diamond Rock Sand and Gravel Mine and Processing Facility (the “Diamond Rock […]
JMBM represented ORIX Capital Markets, LLC in confirming a Creditor’s Plan of Reorganization and defeating the Debtor’s Plan of Reorganization in a Chapter 11 case filed by a hotel located in the Monterey Peninsula so that a liquidating agent could be appointed to sell the hotel at an auction sale. Robert B. Kaplan represented ORIX […]
JMBM successfully defended a lender after a week-long trial against a borrower/guarantor seeking to set aside guarantees and deeds of trust on real property securing commercial loans based upon allegations of fraud and mutual mistake. The lender was represented by Richard A. Rogan.
SANTA CLARA—On June 10, 2010, the Santa Clara Superior Court entered judgment in favor of JMBM client, venture capital fund TAT Capital Partners, Ltd., for more than $4.5 million on a breach of contract claim against embedded semiconductor corporation ZF Micro Solutions and more than $9.2 million on fraudulent transfer claims against 22 individuals. JMBM […]
Cosmos Jewelry Ltd. Prevails in Trade Dress Infringement Case Appellate Court Affirms $2.3 Million Judgment Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro LLP announced that its client, Cosmos Jewelry Ltd. — known as Denny Wong Designs — prevailed before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in a challenge against the $2.3 million award in […]
After precedent-breaking litigation, JMBM client, United Rock Products Corporation, and the city of Irwindale, California reached agreement to extend the life of the Irwindale quarries for 25 years. The transaction is most notable for the creation of a joint powers authority between the city of Irwindale and the Irwindale Reclamation Authority. Under the arrangement, the […]
JMBM attorneys were able to successfully resolve administrative and litigation claims against a regional gasoline retailer in an MTBE contamination case involving the City of Santa Monica, the Southern California Water Company and multiple multinational oil companies.
In Palmer v. City of Los Angeles, JMBM successfully litigated a contentious and highly controversial case arising out of the demolition of an old structure without permit in downtown Los Angeles. The settlement resulted in new development of nearly 1,000 apartment units.