Breach of Contract

Law firms dispute sharing of $12 million fee award in class action. Bench verdict for defense.

Business law firm suggests a class action and class representative to plaintiffs' class-action firm; expects split of $12 million fee award, but defendants say they cannot ethically pay it.

  • Case Name: Barnes, Crosby, Fitzgerald & Zeman, LLP v. Jerome Ringler; Ringler, Kearney & Alvarez, LLP; Patrick McNicholas; Matthew McNicholas; and McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Sunday, July 10, 2016
  • Type of Case: Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Fraud

Lawyer, others promise home loan modifications. Fraud. $96K. Orange County.

A lawyer, now disbarred, and his associates offer home loan modification services, but don't perform after taking plaintiffs' money.

Plaintiff gives away a horse that becomes a champion, then wants it back. Defense. Los Angeles County.

A case of horse sense? Plaintiff gave away a barrel horse that she couldn't care for.  A professional barrel horse rider later bought it and the horse became a champion.  Plaintiff then wanted her horse back or payment for the horse.  Defense.

  • Case Name: Tammy Lowe v. John Growney, David Murdoch and Christy Colgate
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, May 13, 2013
  • Type of Case: Breach of Contract