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Business litigants turn to us when the stakes are high, whether it’s to preserve an important victory or to challenge an adverse decision. We have substantive experience in a range of fields including antitrust, bankruptcy, banking/lender liability, contract interpretation and enforcement, torts, trade secrets misappropriation, and unfair competition. That experience, combined with our out-of-the-box thinking and persuasive writing, ensures appellate briefs that present our clients’ case in the strongest light possible. Savvy clients also regularly bring us in long before the appellate stage to draft dispositive motions, review proposed jury instructions and verdict forms, and advise on strategy with an eye toward appeal.
Business Litigation Cases by Kent L. Richland
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Bing Crosby v. HLC Properties, Ltd. (2014) 223 Cal.App.4th 597
GMSR wins publicity rights dispute for Bing Crosby’s heirs; Court of Appeal’s decision helps delineate publicity rights of celebrities and their heirs, brings stability to settlements by reaffirming the breadth of releases of claims
Kent L. RichlandCynthia E. TobismanFeris M. Greenberger

Corona Summit v. SPUS05 Corona Summit (2013) 2013 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 4633
GMSR obtains $66 million reduction of judgment and reversal of alter ego determination
Kent L. RichlandEdward L. Xanders

Eddins v. Redstone (2005) 134 Cal.App.4th 290
Extent to which pricing under revenue-sharing agreement between studios and video distributor violates California’s Unfair Practices Act
Kent L. RichlandEdward L. Xanders

Red Coat Capital Management v. CIBC World Markets (2005) 2005 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 9408
Fraudulent inducement in hedge fund agreement
Kent L. Richland

Cleveland v. Viacom (5th Cir. 2003) 73 Fed. Appx. 736; 2003 U.S. App. LEXIS 17717
Federal antitrust violations and price discrimination
Kent L. RichlandEdward L. Xanders

GAB Business Services, Inc. v. Lindsey & Newsom Claims Services, Inc. (2000) 83 Cal.App.4th 409
Unfair competition suit against a former employee-officer for breach of fiduciary duties
Kent L. RichlandBarbara W. Ravitz

Dickson v. Brobeck Phleger & Harrison (2000) 83 Cal.App.4th 436
Partnership dissolution; accounting for "unfinished business"
Kent L. RichlandRobin MeadowBarbara W. Ravitz

Batchelder v. Kawamoto (9th Cir. 1998) 147 F.3d 915
Standing to bring derivative action of holder of American Depository Receipts of Japanese corporation; choice of law
Kent L. RichlandRobin MeadowAlan Diamond

Mattco Forge, Inc. v. Arthur Young & Co. (1997) 52 Cal.App.4th 820
Nature of proof required for malpractice case-within-a-case; appropriate jury instruction defining "clear and convincing evidence"
Kent L. RichlandRobin Meadow

Roddenberry v. Roddenberry (1996) 44 Cal.App.4th 634
Ex-wife of Star Trek creator presented no substantial evidence supporting her claim to proceeds from Star Trek projects
Kent L. RichlandBarbara W. Ravitz

Wells Fargo Bank v. Bank of America (1995) 32 Cal.App.4th 424
Enforceability of price-indexing clause in 95-year old lease based on novation of lease
Kent L. RichlandFeris M. Greenberger

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