- The representation of Jaycee Dugard, in litigation against the federal government for failing to monitor convicted sex offender Phillip Garrido, who kidnapped and held Dugard captive for 18 years. The complaint states that authorities were negligent and aware that Garrido was still dangerous, yet failed to revoke his parole and return him to prison. This filing follows the $20 million settlement in 2010 for Dugard against the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for alleged failure to adequately supervise Garrido during the 10 years he was under its parole supervision (also handled by the firm). This matter is still pending.
- The representation of two L.A. wholesale diamond dealers who were sued by other dealers for allegedly buying stolen gems in Europe valued at 15 million Euro. The plaintiffs sought to recover the gems and to obtain millions of dollars in damages. After a two week bench trial in Los Angeles Superior Court involving complex choice-of-law questions, the Court found that KWIKA’s clients were bona fide purchasers for value and could retain ownership of the diamonds. The plaintiffs took nothing – a complete victory for KWIKA’s clients. The verdict was named as one of the top 10 defense verdicts of 2007 by The Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal.
- The representation of more than twenty plaintiffs in cases relating to illegal tax shelters. The cases grew out of the technology boom of the late 1990’s and early 2000’s and were filed against Big 5 accounting firms and major law firms who advised certain of their high net worth clients to make what were (unbeknownst to the clients) fraudulent tax investments. These clients believed that the investments would shield or postpone taxation of their gains, but instead were hit with huge tax bills, interest and penalties. KWIKA successfully litigated against several prominent defendants, recovering in excess of ten million dollars for its clients.
- The representation of a ticket broker in a lawsuit against Ticketmaster for breach of an agreement pursuant to which the ticket broker consulted with Ticketmaster regarding the use of dynamic pricing for tickets.
- The representation of the family of the victim in a wrongful death/elder abuse case, in which KWIKA obtained a $1.5 million jury verdict for the family.
- The representation of two sets of attorneys in which the plaintiffs sought hundreds of millions of dollars in a malicious prosecution case. KWIKA obtained summary judgment on behalf of its clients.
- The representation of the creator of a children’s brand in his lawsuit against his brand management company for fraud and breach of fiduciary duty.
- The representation of a prominent local businessman in a palimony case.
- The representation of Minister Tony Mohammad against the Los Angeles Police Department. KWIKA obtained a settlement of the claims.
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