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Richard Haley v. The Procter & Gamble Company et al.

Defended Procter & Gamble (“P&G”) in a putative class action, in which the plaintiff alleged product liability, warranty, and violation of the Consumer Legal Remedies Act. After eliciting significant admissions from the plaintiff and key witnesses at depositions, the plaintiff agreed to an individual settlement on terms very favorable to P&G.

March 1, 2012

Southern California Gas Company v. Syntellect, Inc.

Represented one of the nation’s largest investor-owned utilities in a fast-track trial with just 49 days to prepare. On behalf of Southern California Gas Company (“SoCalGas”), one of the nation’s largest investor-owned utilities, Willenken had negotiated and settled a substantial patent infringement case involving call-center and telecommunication technology. SoCalGas then retained us to pursue a contractual

January 1, 2012

Chad R. Enniss v. Warlock Powerboats, Inc. et al.

On behalf of KeyBank, N.A., obtained summary judgment in the bank’s favor on claims for alleged violation of the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act.

July 1, 2011

Power Management Developer v. World’s Largest Electronic Component Contract Manufacturer

Defended the world’s largest electronic component contract manufacturer in a patent licensing breach of contract dispute less than 60 days before trial. The client, the world’s largest electronic component contract manufacturer, had been mired in the unfriendly venue of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas for nearly two years, defending against

November 1, 2010

Regional Home Pharmacy v. Nationwide Pharmacy Chain

Represented a nationwide pharmacy chain in a case in which a regional home pharmacy chain recently purchased contended that our client owed $1.5 million. The plaintiff contended that our client did not meet its obligation to use “commercially reasonable efforts” to collect the receivables and therefore owed the $1.5 million that remained in the escrow

July 1, 2010

International Staffing Firm v. Leading Contract Manufacturer

Defended the world’s leading electronics component contract manufacturer against breach of contract and fraud claims by an international staffing firm. The Willenken team successfully counterclaimed against an international staffing firm, who claimed our client failed to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in disputed invoices related to the provision of temporary workers and services. We

January 1, 2010

Hotel Owner v. Leading Hotel Company

Defended one of the world’s leading hotel companies against a claim brought by the hotel owner, in which tens of millions of dollars were potentially at stake. The firm prevailed in arbitration, as the arbitrator ruled in favor of our client on all issues. She also awarded the firm’s client its attorneys’ fees and costs,

April 1, 2009

Starbucks Lease Termination Disputes

Selected by Starbucks to handle all store lease termination disputes in California when the international coffee retailer announced it would close 600 stores worldwide.

January 1, 2008