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Recent Wins

We pride ourselves in producing good results for our clients.  Below are selected examples of our clients’ recent victories on appeal.  Click the links to read more details.

  • Walton et al. v. The William Powell Co. (2010)
    California Court of Appeal reverses $5 million judgment in asbestos case, holding that valve maker is not liable as a matter of law for asbestos that was used in conjunction with its product.
  • Logix v. Faherty (2010)
    California Court of Appeal reverses $40 million judgment in dispute over satellite television royalties.
  • Christoff v. Nestlé USA, Inc. (2009)
    California Supreme Court applies single-publication rule to unauthorized commercial use of likeness in right of publicity case, eliminating our client’s exposure to more than $10 million in damages.
  • Silvestro v. Kaiser Gypsum (2009)
    California Court of Appeal reverses judgment for plaintiff in asbestos case because jury’s allocation of fault was unsupported by evidence.
  • Omega S.A. v. Costco Wholesale Corp. (2008)
    Ninth Circuit holds that “first sale doctrine” does not provide a defense to an infringement action involving foreign-made, nonpiratical copies of a copyrighted work.

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