DAE Obtains Favorable Jury Verdict

After a three-week jury trial, Michael Amir and Mary Glarum secured a favorable jury verdict on behalf of their health care clients.  Specifically, one of the largest emergency room doctor groups in the United States sued DAE’s clients seeking roughly $30 million in damages.  After the Court granted DAE’s motion to exclude a portion of Plaintiff’s expert testimony (during his trial examination), the jury returned a verdict that flatly rejected Plaintiff’s damages request.  Instead, the jury awarded a fraction of what the ER group sought in the lawsuit.

– April 10, 2023

On February 7, 2023, DAE’s class action defense team was tapped to spearhead the defense of a leading international tech company against a wave of “right to repair” class actions pending throughout the country. Class action lawyers have targeted manufacturers and retailers in dozens of lawsuits alleging violations of the anti-tying provision of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. Seizing on recent policy positions articulated by the FTC and the Biden Administration, class action plaintiffs contend product warranties unlawfully restrict consumers’ rights to have their products repaired by third parties. In one of the first substantive rulings addressing these issues throughout the country, DAE delivered an early win for its client by attacking the inherent flaws in the damages theory underpinning the lawsuit.

On February 22, 2023, in a separate class action brought against one of the nation’s leading insurance providers, DAE’s class action defense team secured an early victory over claims that the insurer breached its contractual arrangements and violated California statutory provisions governing the disclosure of cancellation fees. DAE successfully distinguished the California case from lawsuits filed in other states and zeroed in on the untenable claim for damages. Ruling in favor of DAE’s client, the court agreed with the DAE’s damages argument and dismissed all claims.

– February 7, 2023

On January 11, 2023, a United States District Judge for the Central District of California granted DAE’s motion for a preliminary injunction on behalf of a pharmaceutical client against a former employee.  DAE alleged that the former employee had, among other things, misappropriated the client’s trade secrets and violated the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.  The District Court found that DAE’s client had demonstrated a substantial likelihood of success on the merits of its claims.  DAE attorneys Michael Amir and Jason Baim were the attorneys of record on this matter.

– January 11, 2023

On June 22, 2022, an Orange County Superior Court judge granted DAE’s ex parte application for a temporary restraining order on behalf of medical corporations against a former executive who allegedly, among other things, had misappropriated company assets including intellectual property.  DAE attorneys Michael Amir, Gregory Doll,  Lloyd Vu and Paul Torres represented the clients with respect to the TRO.

– June 22, 2022