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Representative Cases

Luri v. Greenwald. 107 Cal.App.4th 1117. Court of Appeal of California, Second Appellate District. Mr. Guerrini successfully represented the sellers of a Venice duplex against the suit by the buyer against sellers and both sets of agents involved. The trial court granted Mr. Guerrini’s motion for summary judgment, and entered a judgment of dismissal in favor of his clients. The Court of Appeal affirmed in a published decision.

Black v. McCormack. 2004 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 10576. Court of Appeal of California, Second Appellate District. Mr. Guerrini successfully represented a homeowner in his suit against a general contractor, as a result of the contractor's failure to complete the job and who ultimately was found to have defrauded the homeowner. Mr. Guerrini secured a judgment from the trial court in excess of $2,000,000, including attorneys' fees and punitive damages. Mr. Guerrini was successful in defeating the contractor's appeal to the Court of Appeal. Later, when the contractor filed for Bankruptcy, the debt was determined to be non-dischargeable. The case ultimately settled.

Gallegos v. Chalmers Corporation. 2004 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1317. Court of Appeal of California, Second Appellate District. Mr. Guerrini successfully represented a general contractor and developer against suit brought by a subcontractor for purportedly unpaid invoices and to foreclose on a mechanics' lien. The trial court rejected all of the subcontractor's claims and additionally, found that the subcontractor had breached its contract with the developer. The trial court expunged the contractor's mechanics' lien and awarded damages to the developer, including all of the developer's attorney's fees incurred in the action. The subcontractor appealed the judgment to the Court of Appeal. The Court of Appeal affirmed, and upon remand to the trial court, Mr. Guerrini was successful in obtaining an additional award of attorney's fees to his client, for all fees incurred during the appeal.

Haskell v. City National Bank. Before the Arbitration Panel of the American Arbitration Association. Mr. Guerrini successfully represented a marketing consultant in his claim against a bank, for its failure to pay him severance as per the terms of a written retention agreement. The litigation focused on the interpretation of several key words in the agreement. The arbitrator awarded Mr. Guerrini's client nearly his entire claim against the bank. Mr. Guerrini then proceeded to collect the award in full.

Paperplane v. Kinecta Federal Credit Union. Before the Arbitration Panel of the American Arbitration Assocation. Mr. Guerrini successfully represented an award-winning advertising agency in its claims against a credit union. The claims arose after Kinecta hired the agency to produce a nationally-aired campaign but then failed to pay the agency all that it was due. After trying the case before a retired judge associated with the AAA and securing an award in favor of his client, Mr. Guerrini took the necessary steps to ensure that the award was ultimately paid in full.

Lodgenet Entertainment Corp. v. Urban Hotels, Inc. and The Ramada Plaza Hotel LAX North. Los Angeles Superior Court. Mr. Guerrini successfully represented one of the world's largest entertainment services providers to hotels in its suit against a hotel that owed a large sum of money to Mr. Guerrini’s client. After reaching settlement, the hotel filed for Bankruptcy protection and sought to avoid the claim. Ultimately, when the hotel was sold through Bankruptcy, Mr. Guerrini was successful in recovering nearly 100% of his client’s claim.

ATC Associates v. The Macerich Company. Suit not filed. Mr. Guerrini represented a provider of construction testing services in its claim against one of the nation’s largest owners and operators of regional malls. He successfully negotiated a settlement, avoiding litigation.

The National Magazine Co., Ltd. v. Intermark Media Inc. Los Angeles Superior Court. Mr. Guerrini represented The National Magazine Company, a subsidiary of The Hearst Corporation. Mr. Guerrini successfully litigated the claim and ultimately arranged for settlement after a mediation.

Unisource Worldwide Inc. v. ALTA Los Angeles Hospitals. Los Angeles Superior Court. One of the largest sundry suppliers turned to Mr. Guerrini when it was owed significant amounts of money by a local hospital. Mr. Guerrini was successful in bringing resolution to the case via a negotiated settlement.

Urban Menswear LLC v. Richard I. Koral Inc. Los Angeles Superior Court. Mr. Guerrini represented a nationally known clothing manufacturer. As a result of his litigation tactics, the case quickly reached confidential settlement.

Hefner v. Advanta Bank Corp. Kern County Superior Court. Mr. Guerrini successfully defended a national bank against an attempt by a former cardholder to enforce a bogus award against the bank obtained through an arbitration forum. After the cardholder attempted to register the award in court, Mr. Guerrini moved to vacate the arbitration award. The motion was granted and the court ordered the cardholder to pay all of the bank's legal fees incurred in the action. The case was ultimately settled.

Braswell v. JOL Management. Los Angeles Superior Court and Court of Appeal, Second District. In a case that was one of many in a complex series of cases involving numerous parties and multiple lawsuits in several states, Mr. Guerrini was successful in obtaining an order compelling a third party to appear and produce documents in a post-judgment proceeding. When the third party appealed that order, Mr. Guerrini was successful in obtaining an order dismissing the appeal prior to submission of the record on appeal.

Grand v. Grant Thornton. United States District Court, Central District. Mr. Guerrini represented several of many defendants named in a complicated case where plaintiffs sought to bring a class action. Mr. Guerrini, among others, was successful in obtaining a judgment of dismissal of the entire case before a class could be certified.

Ruiz v. Villegas. Los Angeles Superior Court. Mr. Guerrini was retained immediately prior to trial to defend the sellers of residential property against claims by disgruntled buyers, arising out of a failed purchase attempt. At trial, after plaintiffs rested, Mr. Guerrini was successful in obtaining judgments of dismissal of three of the four causes of action against his clients. On the remaining cause of action, Mr. Guerrini obtained a judgment for his clients and was able to convince the trial judge to order the plaintiffs to pay for a significant portion of his clients' attorneys' fees incurred in defending the action.

The Memory Company LLC v. The Varage Mountain Co., Inc (Just Sports). Los Angeles Superior Court. Mr. Guerrini successfully obtained judgment and enforced it, obtaining full satisfaction, only months before the defendant was forced into bankruptcy. Because of the speed at which he was able to obtain and enforce the judgment, Mr. Guerrini’s client was able to avoid a preference claim in the debtor’s bankruptcy.