Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice

ADLI Secured Favorable Settlements in Six Cases Last Week

Not all litigation is created equal. It is true that litigation can be time consuming and costly. But it is also true that 98% of cases are resolved prior to trial.  At ADLI, we focus on the cost-benefit analysis of taking a case to trial from the perspective of our clients. When it becomes apparent that the…

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ADLI Successfully Defends Business Against ADA Violation Claim Brought by Frequent ADA Litigant Plaintiff’s Attorney

In the past few years, the number of complaints filed in federal court alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) for construction-related deficiencies has skyrocketed. In the Central District of California alone, such cases have risen from composing approximately 3% of all civil actions filed in 2013 to compose 24% of all civil…

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Dr. Dariush Adli Discusses Slander Claim in the Highly Publicized Alex Baldwin Parking Spot Altercation

In a recent article for Law360, Dr. Dariush Adli discusses the highly publicized “Alex Baldwin parking spot altercation” and the subsequent slander claim brought against the actor. The incident in question centers around a verbal and physical altercation over a parking spot in New York City. In that incident, Baldwin was charged with attempted assault and harassment…

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ADLI Successfully Limits Liability in Substantial HOA Lawsuit

ADLI Founder Dr. Dariush Adli and associate Alyssa Dillard, went to trial defending a large homeowners association, who was sued by a member following water damage to their condominium. The resident and homeowner was seeking monetary damages to repair the condo’s interior, to fund further work on common areas and for diminution of property value.…

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ADLI Family Law Recovers a $1.25 Million Judgment for Client

The case, spearheaded by Marina Manoukian (ADLI’s Head of Family Law), involved domesticating an out-of-state judgment, to collect $1.33 million owed.  The judgment debtor owned a debt-free vacation property that he was attempting to liquidate so that he could avoid paying the assigned judgment.  Manoukian was able to freeze the funds by obtaining an ex-parte…

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ADLI Law Group Wins Patent infringement Case ––– Jury Awards Plaintiffs Nearly 1 Million Dollars

Plaintiffs Lubby Holdings LLC and Vaporous Technologies Inc. successfully sued Defendant Henry Chung for infringing its personal vaporizer patent regarding anti-leaking technology (Patent No. 9,750,284). On May 9, 2019, after a three-day trial, the jury rendered its unanimous verdict awarding the Plaintiffs $863,936.10 in reasonable royalty damages. ADLI attorney Dr. Dariush Adli was the prevailing trial attorney…

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Who’s An Employee? The Impact of Dynamex, Daily Journal (July 2, 2018)

In an article for the Daily Journal, Dr. Dariush Adli examines the landmark decision, where the California Supreme Court changed the standard for designating employees as independent contractors, making it much more difficult to classify employees as independent contractors. The article discusses the implications of the decision on California’s Gig economy as well the potential…

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Anti-SLAPP: When State and Federal Rules Collide

The degree to which California’s anti-SLAPP provisions conflict with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure is an issue that has been hotly disputed since California Code of Civil Procedure § 425.16 was enacted in 1992. Recently, the Ninth Circuit held that when California’s anti-SLAPP statute is utilized in federal court, the court will review the…

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When Court Powers Supersede the Will of the Parties

On May 18, 2018, the Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court’s grant of summary judgment on an issue raised sua sponte by the court, despite the fact that the parties had negotiated and agreed that the defendant would not seek summary judgment on the issue. On December 22, 2011, the plaintiff in the case on…

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Subsidized Free Speech

A group of California grape growers/shippers brought an action in the County of Fresno against the California Table Grape Commission, contending that the Commission’s collection of assessments under the Ketchum Act (Food & Agr. Code § 65500 et seq.) to subsidize promotional speech on behalf of all California table grapes violates the growers’ right to…

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