The former owner of real property that was foreclosed upon by his mortgage lender sued our client, the real estate investment group that purchased the property in the foreclosure sale, for various claims, including slander of title. At the outset of the case, we filed a challenge with the court (known as a demurrer) to the plaintiff’s complaint on the grounds that the plaintiff could not state any claims against our client. The court agreed and sustained the demurrer without giving the plaintiff leave to amend his complaint against the firm’s client.
The United States Trustee in a bankruptcy matter sued our client to avoid preferential transfers of funds that our client had allegedly received in connection with a loan to the bankruptcy debtor’s business entity and owners. We successfully negotiated a settlement with the Trustee that enabled our client to retain a significant portion of the alleged transfers.
Our client, an electrical subcontractor, was not paid for its work on a project for a large grocery store chain. Prior to filing a lawsuit to perfect the subcontractor’s mechanic’s lien on the project, we successfully negotiated a resolution of the dispute. Our client got paid for its work without costly litigation.
After the owner of a skilled nursing facility terminated a union employee, the union filed a grievance on the employee’s behalf and initiated arbitration proceedings. The goal was to overturn the termination on the basis that the employee was not discharged for good cause based on the applicable collective bargaining agreement. On the eve of the arbitration, we successfully negotiated a settlement on favorable terms for our client.
We represented an insurance brokerage firm against a former shareholder involving a complex set of claims and issues, including share valuation, rights to business and commissions, and accounting shortfalls and debts. After a contentious, seven-day arbitration, the arbitrator issued an award that was favorable to our client.
We represented homeowners in a construction-defect case against their general contractor and its insurance company. After months of vigorous prosecution, we reached a settlement under which our clients received hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Our many successes in helping clients achieve their goals come from partnering with them and truly understanding their needs. For help with a labor and employment issue or other business law matter in and around Alameda and Contra Costa counties, contact the Pleasanton lawyers at Garcia & Gurney, A Law Corporation for assistance.
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