RESULTS

  • Major health insurer: Successfully defended through trial and appeals as lead trial counselone of the nation’s largest health insurers in the largest enforcement action ever tried by a state agency in the United States seeking up to US$10 billion in penalties against the insurer.In re PacifiCare Life and Health Insurance Company.
  • International entertainment company: Successfully defended as lead trial counsel the leading indoor trampoline company in litigation in multiple jurisdictions brought by the company’s founder and other members challenging the strategic decisions of the company and the authority of the company’s managers to act. The successful conclusion of the litigation paved the way for the company, owned by less than twenty members, to be sold to a public company for a nine figure purchase price.Richard Platt v. Sky Zone, et al., Case No. BC 558134 (LA Sup. Ct.)
  • Global Theme Park Owner/Operator: Successfully defended against challenges to the expansion of one of the most profitable theme parks in Southern California.
  • International Satellite Launch Company:Represented at trial as lead trial counsel an affiliate of the Russian Space Agency in a dispute with The Boeing Company over a commercial satellite launch company based in Switzerland, involving alleged damages totaling hundreds of millions of US dollars.The Boeing Company v. RSCEnergia, et al., (2:13-cv-00730-AB-AJW)
  • Large real estate owner: Successfully represented large real estate owner as lead counsel in a highly contentious and difficult redevelopment project in Los Angeles County that had been stalled for years. After successfully defending the company in multiple lawsuits pending across the city, Steven helped negotiate a resolution of the matter with participation by community interests and local, state and federal agencies that paved the way for the US$200 million redevelopment project to proceed.Sasson v. AIMCO Venezia, LLC, BC390164 (LA Sup. Ct.) City of Los Angeles v. Lincoln Place Tenants AssociationBS103560 (LA Sup. Ct.)
  • Major real estate investment trust (REIT): Successfully defending in a number of lawsuits involving real estate investment properties across the country (including both conventional and affordable properties) and investments made in the form of real estate limited partnerships.
  • REIT: Representing in a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of 200,000 limited partners challenging a US$1 billion merger.
  • Achieving an eight-figure settlement against a major insurer in a product targeting low-income residents of North Carolina, Ohio and Missouri.
  • Achieving an eight-figure settlement after trial against a major Silicon Valley company for theft of trade secrets/misappropriation.
  • Achieving an eight-figure settlement during trial against a motion picture distributor in connection with the exploitation of the Academy Award-winning picture Monster.
  • Elite cosmetic company: Achieving complete victory the day before trial in connection with claims brought by an Australian manufacturer.