Online Retailer / Class Action
Represented Amazon.com in defending against major class-action lawsuit regarding Amazon’s pricing practices, including successful challenge to class certification.
Entertainment Database / Free Speech Rights
Represented industry-leading entertainment database, IMDb, in suit by alleged producer of the movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” who claimed that IMDb wrongfully excluded him from production credits on IMDb’s website. Filed successful “Anti-SLAPP” motion, obtaining complete ruling in favor of IMDb and terminating the litigation at its earliest stage. When plaintiff appealed the ruling, Mr. Anderson briefed and argued the case before the California Court of Appeal. The appellate court upheld the lower court decision in full and issued a published opinion regarding IMDb’s free speech rights.
Oil and Gas Company / Mismanagement and Securities Claims
Represented oil and gas company in defending complex $100 million case involving claims of operational mismanagement, property damage to adjacent landowner and improper sale of securities via an allegedly unregistered broker-dealer.
Technology / Trade Secrets
Represented Microsoft in high profile case with Google involving claims for misappropriation of trade secrets and non-disclosure violations by departing executive; achieved favorable settlement.
Telecommunications / Trade Secrets
Represented T-Mobile in case involving claims of misappropriation of trade secrets and non-disclosure violations in connection with hiring of high-level executive.
Securities / Stock Manipulation Claims
Defended company engaged in analysis and grading of public company accounting practices from claim by Overstock.com that analysis firm colluded with hedge fund to drive down Overstock.com’s share price and market position; achieved full dismissal of all claims against client.
Builders and Developers / Various Matters
Represented commercial builders and developers in multiple disputes, including multi-party construction defect cases, partnership dissolutions, mechanic’s lien and subcontractor disputes, scope of work and course of construction disputes, and homeowner’s association litigation.
Commercial Retail Developer / Dissolution
Represented partner in dissolution proceeding with co-developers involving competing breach of fiduciary duty claims and complex distribution of portfolio assets.
Public Works Contractor
Obtained complete defense award on behalf of general contractor in multi-million dollar public works construction defect arbitration.
Commercial Property / Purchase and Sale
Achieved favorable settlement for national construction rental company in multi-million dollar dispute regarding alleged failure to disclose material environmental conditions in commercial real estate purchase and sale transaction.
Telecommunications / Easement
Represented T-Mobile in successful mediation of trespass and nuisance claims concerning T-Mobile’s cell tower site on commercial building.
Appraisal Management Company / Negligence and Breach of Contract
Defended appraisal management company against $150 million claim by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as receiver for Washington Mutual Bank, alleging that the client provided flawed appraisals for WaMu’s residential loans, leading to the bank’s failure. The high-profile case, which highlighted the forces behind the nation’s mortgage-driven economic downturn, successfully settled for a fraction of the claim amount.
Commercial Lender / Foreclosure
Represented Bank of America and other commercial banking and lending institutions in all manner of real estate and financial services disputes, including breach of contract claims, wrongful foreclosure claims and quiet title actions.
Commercial Lender / Guaranty Enforcement
Obtained judgment for 100% of claim amount on behalf of City National Bank in action for breach of commercial loan agreement and enforcement of personal guaranty.
Represented Iraq war veteran suffering from PTSD in residential real estate dispute.
Represented Sub-Saharan African educational foundation in defending against employment-related claims.