Representative Matters - Litigation

Litigation

Representative Matters

  • Represents plaintiff shopping center developers, who entered into a site development agreement and other contracts with Lowe's under which Lowe's agreed to build a home improvement store, but later failed to do so.
  • Representing a former Creative Artists Agency agent in a high-profile case against CAA claiming that it owes him more than $5 million in bonuses and vacation pay.
  • Secured two unanimous jury verdicts (both after less than an hour of deliberation) and a bench verdict in three related wrongful termination and wage/hour claims filed against Herb Simon, the prominent shopping center developer and owner of the Indiana Pacers.
  • Secured for Broadcom Corp. co-founder a $27.8 million judgment arising out of a loan he made to a real estate developer.
  • Represented a major brokerage firm in a lawsuit filed by a lender that claimed an appraisal, prepared by a now-deceased appraiser, for a Nevada residential and resort development was fraudulent. The case settled while six summary judgment motions were pending 45 days before trial.
  • Represented political commentator Keith Olbermann in a multi-million dollar breach of contract dispute with the Current TV.
  • Received a favorable outcome from a jury for a lender accused of breaching its duties of good faith and fiduciary duties in relation to a Las Vegas condominium purchase.
  • Resolution of a high-stakes construction defect lawsuit involving a client’s resort in Northern California. After 12 months of investigation and seven months of intense discovery in federal court, secured a $25 million settlement of all claims from Perini, its subcontractors, and the architect, where 24 months before, when the Firm took over the then 4-year-old case, the best offer from the defendants had been $2 million. More than 20 other law firms represented more than 30 subcontractors and design professionals joined in the action.
  • Represented before JAMS the owner/developer of a major retail space in a case against the general contractor, involving complex close-out claims brought by the general contractor, as well as significant construction defects, resulting in a damage claim made by the client in excess of $15 million. Architectural, waterproofing, structural, geo-technical, and complex diminution issues were involved, and more than 80 days of depositions were taken. As a result of the Firm's work, the general contractor’s claims against the client were resolved for significantly less than the claims made and below the client's 998 pretrial offer. Thereafter, 20 days into a 30-day arbitration before JAMS, the general contractor settled the construction defect claims with the Firm's client on terms very favorable to the client.
  • Represented a luxury California resort that was improperly constructed and suffered systemic water damage. On behalf of the client, Glaser Weil first pursued the general contractor and its subcontractors and defended against more than $40 million in change order and delay claims. The Firm was able to achieve a very favorable settlement with the general contractor. The litigation then proceeded against the client’s first party "all-risk" insurers. After intense and aggressive litigation against the insurers, on the eve of trial and during trial, additional settlements for the client with three separate first-party "all-risk" insurers were entered into that eclipsed even the prior settlement with the general contractor.