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- Obtaining Full Survivor’s Benefits for Class Action Member in Same-Sex Relationship Following Landmark Win2022
We assisted a class member in recovering Social Security survivor’s benefits following the district court decision that the Social Security Administration violated the U.S. Constitution in denying survivor’s benefits to same-sex couples who were unable to marry under discriminatory state laws.
After a challenging three-week federal court trial, we secured a $65 million jury verdict in favor of our public water agency client who had been involved in a 20-year legal battle with a polluter.
Following a lengthy discovery period involving dozens of depositions and expert discovery that took place against a backdrop of unique COVID-19 protocols, we filed a Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings to eliminate Sunfarms’ equitable claims and a Motion for Summary Judgment on Plaintiff’s contract claims. The Court granted both motions and entered judgment in Eurus’ favor on all of Plaintiffs’ claims.
On May 19, 2022, in three separate opinions, the California Court of Appeal for the Second District ruled that our client had not violated the anti-Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (“anti-SLAPP”) statute.
- Successfully Defended a Multiple-Employer Defined Benefit Public Retirement System, its Board and CEO Against Claims of Overcharging of One Participating Employer2022
We won a five-year, $100 million legal battle for our clients. We defended the Alameda County Employees' Retirement Association (ACERA), ACERA’s Board of Retirement, and its Chief Executive Officer (ACERA Respondents) against allegations the retirement system had overcharged a participating employer in violation of their fiduciary responsibilities.
We assisted a hospitality management company in acquiring a liquor license for the Hope Village Hotel.
We represented a national airline in connection with the liquor licensure of its new lounge at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
After a seven-year legal battle, we obtained a successful monetary settlement for our client, the Goleta Water District.
- The Rules Matter: Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Developer’s Claims for Breach of Contracts that Failed to Comply with the City Charter2022
In 2016, our client, the City of Los Angeles Harbor Department (the Port), entered into negotiations with Harbor Performance Enhancement Center (HPEC) concerning the possible development of a terminal support facility. In 2018, after years of unsuccessful negotiations, the Port ended negotiations. Since June 2019, HPEC has sought to contest that determination in three different cases in two different courts. The dispute centers on the validity and parties’ performance of a number of agreements–including an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement (ENA), Amendment to the ENA, and two Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs).
We secured a stay of the suspension of Medicaid program payments to a specialty pharmacy dispensing and distributing HIV/AIDS medication to vulnerable and low-income populations.
We advised a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in an Internal Revenue Code section 150(d)(3) conversion.
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