LOS ANGELES – February 11, 2016 – Clark & Trevithick recently obtained the dismissal of a lawsuit filed against two of its clients (an entity and its principal) arising from an alleged breach of contract and alleged fraud. The plaintiff was seeking over $1.5 million in damages from C&T’s clients. C&T first waged a successful attack on the pleading, requiring plaintiff to amend its complaint two times. The pleading attack also whittled the case down from six to three claims. Then, after a series of discovery battles and motions, the Court, at the request of C&T, imposed sanctions against the plaintiff and its lawyer. Shortly thereafter, in the face of the aggressive and effective defense being waged and the successes C&T had achieved in the pre-trial phase of the case, the plaintiff dismissed the entire case before trial. C&T shareholder David S. Olson was the lead attorney handling this case and was assisted by Jonathan L. Smoller.
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Since 1977, Clark & Trevithick’s litigation department has earned a reputation of having trial lawyers who do not shy away from taking cases to trial if all reasonable settlement efforts have been exhausted. We know our clients’ businesses well and maintain close relationships with them to ensure we are addressing and satisfying their legal and business objectives. To that end, we also strive to develop close working relationships with our clients’ accounting, banking, and investment professionals.