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DEFENSE CASES:

Phillips v Alameda County (Social Services Agency)
Alameda County Superior Court
Employment: Racial Discrimination, Retaliation and Wrongful Termination
Defense verdict after 4 week trial (2009)

Diaz v. Alameda County Medical Center
Alameda County Superior Court
Employment: Whistleblowing, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination/Defamation
Defense verdict after 5 week jury trial. No appeal taken (2009)

Horani v. Alameda County (Public Works Agency)
Alameda County Superior Court
Employment: Failure to Accommodate/Disability
Defense Verdict Discrimination/Whistleblowing/Retaliation after eight-week trial for Defendant County of Alameda (2006), affirmed on appeal. (2008)

Burgess vs. County of Alameda (Social Services Agency)
U.S. District Court
Civil Rights/ADA
Defense verdict (after five day jury trial) for Defendant County of Alameda (September 13, 2005), aff'd on appeal. (2007)

Guerra v. Alameda County (Social Services Agency)
Alameda County Superior Court
Civil Rights/Constitutional Rights
Motion for Summary Judgment granted. (2004) Plaintiff appealed and affirmed on appeal. (2005)

Zaidi v. The Regents
U.S. District Court
Civil Rights/Excessive Force/Battery
Defense verdict after one-week trial for Defendant The Regents (2005)

Babilla v. Alameda County (Public Works Agency)
Alameda County Superior Court
Discrimination/Retaliation Based On Ethnicity And National Origin (2004)
Plaintiff dismissed the case three days before trial and paid the County a settlement

Felix Torres v. The Regents
U.S. District Court (N.D. Cal.)
Civil Rights/Police Practices/Excessive Force
Defense verdict after one-week trial for Defendant The Regents (2004)

Vinson v. Johnson (Alameda County Probation Dept.)
Alameda County Superior Court
Unlawful Demotion/Retaliation/Defamation
Verdict for Plaintiff in amount less than offer to settle after 10-day trial (2001)

Pelton v. Washington Township Hospital
U.S. District Court (N.D. Cal.)
Disability Discrimination/Refusal to Accommodate
Verdict after one-week trial for Plaintiff for $75,000 (2001)

Shigio v. The Regents and ASUC, et al.
Alameda County Superior Court
Employment: Sexual Harassment/Discrimination/Wrongful Termination
Non-suit was granted and defense verdict entered after one-week trial (2000)

Mathis v. Alameda County (Sheriff's Department)
U.S. District Court
Civil Rights/Police Practices/Excessive Force
Defense verdict after one-week trial for Defendant Alameda County (2000)

Curtis v. The Regents
Alameda County Superior Court
Premises Liability-claimed serious head injury
Verdict after one-week trial was a hung jury (eight to four for defense). Case settled for $20,000. (2000)

Armstrong v. Alameda County (Social Services Agency)
U.S. District Court
Employment: Wrongful Termination/Discrimination/Harassment/Retaliation
Defense verdict after three-day trial for Defendant Alameda County (1996)

Smith v. Jones, Bachman, City of Berkeley and The Regents
U.S. District Court
Civil Rights/Excessive Force
Defense verdict after five-day trial for all Defendants (1996)

Strandvold v. The Regents
Alameda County Superior Court
Civil Rights/Excessive Force
Defense verdict after one-week trial for The Regents (1995)

William Anderson, Matthew Little Moon, et al. v. The Regents
U.S. District Court
Civil Rights/Excessive Force
Defense verdict after one-week trial for The Regents (1995)

The Best Resort v. Alameda County (Social Services Agency)
U.S. District Court
Breach of Contract/Discrimination
Defense verdict after four-day trial for Alameda County (1994)

Warren v. UCB Chief of Police Victoria Harrison, Ofc. Frank Jacques and The Regents
U.S. District Court (N.D. Cal.)
Police Practices/Civil Rights/Excessive Force/ Personal Injury (broken finger)
Defense verdict after approximately one-week trial for Defendant The Regents. (1994)

Brett v. The Regents
Alameda County Superior Court
Premises Liability/Personal Injury
Verdict after two-week trial for Plaintiff reduced on settlement (1993)

Yasin v. Capovilla (Regents) and cross-complaint
Alameda County Superior Court
Personal Injury/Property Damage/Police Practices
Defense verdict for Regents after three-day trial and in favor of Regents on cross-complaint (1991)

Anderson v. Wright
San Francisco Superior Court
Legal Malpractice
Favorable verdict after three-week trial for Plaintiff for $145,000 (Plaintiff demanded $650,000, turned down $350,000 pre-trial settlement offer) (1984)

Davidson v. Smith
Contra Costa County Superior Court
Legal Malpractice
Defense verdict after two-week trial. (1983)

Doran Leasing
Contra Costa Superior Court
Breach of Contract/Property Damage
Defense verdict: Plaintiffs demanded over a million dollars

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