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David Cassirer v. Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation

In the highly-watched Holocaust art case, Amelia Sargent submitted an amicus brief on behalf of the Solicitor General of the Kingdom of Spain regarding the application of Spanish principles of adverse possession.

June 1, 2019

Global Biopharmaceutical Company v. Large Health Benefit Manager

Represented one of the world’s largest biopharmaceutical companies in a complex breach of contract action. Our client, one of the largest biopharmaceutical companies in the world, sought claims in excess of $52 million related to the defendant’s formulary management for some of the largest sponsored health plans in the country. The breaches at issue were

June 1, 2019

Major Automotive Lighting Manufacturer v. Former Executives

Prosecuted breach of fiduciary and corporate control claims against a former officer and director involving corporate theft. Willenken secured a highly favorable settlement wherein the client was able to obtain full restoration after the plaintiffs’ alleged conversion and breach of fiduciary duty.

May 1, 2019

Individual Consumers v. National Discount Tool and Equipment Retailer

Represented a national discount tool and equipment retailer in a product liability lawsuit in which three plaintiffs alleged that the firm’s client sold a defective product that caused permanent, disfiguring injuries. The plaintiffs originally filed the lawsuit against our client in California. Led by partner Eileen Ahern, the firm successfully filed a forum non conveniens

May 1, 2019

School Board v. Leading Social Media Company

Secured a motion to dismiss at the pleading stage by prevailing on an immunity defense under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act on behalf of a leading social media app company in a high-stakes product liability matter.

May 1, 2019

Lumens Co., Ltd. v. GoEco LED LLC et al.

Obtained a $1 million victory and a total defense victory to $16 million in counterclaims for Lumens Co., Ltd. (“Lumens”). Willenken represented Korea-based LED manufacturer Lumens in a breach of contract case against a distributor and subsequent counterclaims that went on for four grueling years of litigation. As the team prepared for trial, we filed

March 13, 2018

Acumen Communications, Inc., et al. v. City of Covina, et al.

Defended Motorola Solutions in a business interference and bid-rigging suit concerning the provision of emergency response telecommunications systems to Southern California municipalities. Obtained a complete dismissal of the action on motion to dismiss based on preemption by the Federal Telecommunications Act and for failure to state a claim for collusive conduct.

October 23, 2017

Nation’s Largest Investor-Owned Utility v. World’s Largest Polyethylene Pipe Manufacturer

Prosecuted an eight-figure breach of contract, breach of warranty, and fraud action against the world’s largest manufacturer of polyethylene pipe. The firm was retained by one of the nation’s largest investor-owned utilities to prosecute against a polyethylene pipe manufacturer for supplying defective underground pipes that spanned several miles in aggregate length. Proving the defect presented

October 1, 2017

Major Banking Institution v. Individual

Defended and obtained a favorable settlement for an individual accused of fraudulent conveyance by a major banking institution. When the firm’s client, an individual, was accused of fraudulent conveyance by a major banking institution, Paul Loh, Mayra de Aguiar, Jason Wilson negotiated a $400,000 payment on behalf of the client for a near $10 million

July 20, 2017

Shelby Frey v. Southern California Gas Company and Sempra Energy

Represented the nation’s largest gas utilities in the U.S. in a product liability suit alleging injuries following a gas explosion. The Willenken team filed a motion for summary judgment on the basis of a lack of subject jurisdiction matter. The plaintiff had been injured in a gas explosion and claimed that our client should have

June 1, 2017