PUBLISHED DECISIONS

Delarosa v. Boiron USA Inc. (C.D. Cal 2011)

In Re BCBG, 163 Cal. App. 4th 1293 (2008)

Doran v. 7-Eleven, Inc., 524 F.3d 1034 (C.D. Cal. 2008)

Rojas v. Brinderson Constructors Inc., 567 F. Supp. 2d 1205 (C. D. Cal. 2008)

Rivera v. Bio Engineered Supplements & Nutrition, Inc., 2008 WL 4906433 (C. D. Cal. 2008)

Harris v. Del Taco, Inc., 396 F. Supp. 2d 1107 (C.D. Cal. 2005)

Wolski v. Fremont Investment & Loan, 127 Cal. App. 4th 347 (2005)

Pollard v. Ericsson, 125 Cal. App. 4th 214 (2004)

Knevelbaard v. Public Storage, Inc., 2004 WL 2185849 (Cal. App. 4 Dist.)

NEWS

October 2017:  After seven years of litigation, a unanimous California Court of Appeal ruled that we prevailed on all counts at trial in a certified class action where a large company had made false claims about the Country’s leading anti-snoring product.  The class is expected to recover over50 million, and the groundbreaking matter is the first case in California history in which a consumer class won a trial involving homeopathic false advertising.  Read about it HERE.  https://www.dailyjournal.com/articles/344121

June 2017:  David W. Reid was named as a Rising Star Super Lawyer for the 5th year in a row– a distinction recognizing the top 2.5% of attorneys in California under the age of 40 for excellence in the practice of law while maintaining high ethical standards.  Additionally, Mr. Reid was named as one of the “Top 100 Up-and-Coming Super Lawyers in California” and one of the “Top 25 Up-and-Coming Super Lawyers in Orange County” for the second year in a row.

June 2017:  Victoria Knowles was recognized by the bar and bench for the 4th year in a row as a Rising Star Super Lawyer — a distinction reserved for the top 2.5% of attorneys in California under the age of 40 for excellence in the practice of law while maintaining high ethical standards.

May 2017: We obtained final approval of a favorable class action settlement involving putative claims of over $1 billion against our client after nearly five years of litigation.

March 2017:  The day after we cross examined the named plaintiff in a wrongful termination jury trial, we reached a favorable settlement when the plaintiff dramatically reduced his initial settlement demand to less than an amount previously offered by our client.

January 2017: On behalf of a class of defrauded university students, we obtained final approval of a $12 million cash refund settlement.

 April 2016: Founding Partner Scott J. Ferrell was named a “Top 100 Southern California Super Lawyer” and a “Top 50 Orange County SuperLawyer” by the bench and bar.

March 2016:  In a decision described as “groundbreaking” by several prominent news organizations, we obtained the first ever summary judgment in favor of a plaintiff in a lawsuit involving a commercial website inaccessible to individuals with disabilities.  View Article

April 2014 – Newport Trial Group defeated class certification in a putative class action the Northern District of Illinois in the matter of Daniel Medina and Nikita Gross v. Public Storage Inc., et al., in which the plaintiffs alleged millions of dollars in damages and restitution. After 18 months of hard fought litigation, the Court adopted Newport Trial Group’s arguments across the board in denying plaintiff’s Motion for Class Certification and granting Public Storage’s Motion to Dismiss.

March 2014 – Newport Trial Group caused the plaintiff in a putative class action to dismiss her class action allegations the day after her deposition and then settle her putative class action, in which she sought millions of dollars in damages and restitution, for $3,000.

December 2013 – Newport Trial Group featured on the front page of the Los Angeles Daily Journal. “Punching Above Their Weight—Newport Trial Group, an Orange County firm home to just 16 attorneys, has figured out how to net big-name clients by marketing its successes ‘relentlessly’ and using flexibility to achieve positive results.”
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September 2013 – In consolidated patent infringement cases in which we represented the plaintiff, we prevailed on a motion for summary judgment claiming that the patents in suit were invalid for failure to satisfy the patent utility and enablement doctrines. The Central District of California opted not to conduct oral argument and, instead, denied the motion without a hearing.

September 2013 – A leading legal periodical recognized Newport Trial Group’s work in exposing a scheme perpetrated by a serial class action objector.
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June 2013 – We won a defense verdict for our client, a large retailer, after a three week trial of a racial discrimination case in which the Plaintiff sought nearly $10 million in actual and punitive damages.

April 2013 – We prevailed on summary judgment when a judge dismissed all claims in a case alleging that our client, a construction company, was liable for criminal acts by an employee.

February 2013 – Scott Ferrell was honored by his peers as one of California’s “Top 100 Superlawyers” for the fourth consecutive year (the youngest attorney to receive the award in 2013).
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January 2013 – We achieved a groundbreaking victory in a highly-publicized class action lawsuit involving telephone privacy.
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December 2012 – After we prevailed at trial in a Lanham Act lawsuit involving competing accreditation organizations, the Court awarded our client over $450,000 in attorneys’ fees, finding that the case was “exceptional” to justify such an award.
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November 2012 – In a comparative advertising and Lanham Act case, we successfully defended against a preliminary injunction sought against our client, a world leader in hair care products, by one of its competitors, that would have effectively excluded our client from the product space.

September 2012 – We obtained summary judgment in favor or our client Islands Restaurants in an ADA lawsuit alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, California Disabled Persons Act (Cal. Civil Code § 54.1), California Unruh Civil Rights Act (Cal. Civil Code § 51), and Denial of Full and Equal Access to Public Facilities (Health & Safety Code § 19955, et seq.).

September 2012 – We obtained a complete dismissal of a case against our client Ericsson in which the plaintiff sought nearly half a million dollars in damages.

June 2012 – Within a week of substituting in as defense counsel in a long-running ADA case against our client, a prominent sporting goods chain, the plaintiff promptly offered to dismiss the case.

June 2012 – After we appeared in a class action lawsuit seeking tens of millions of dollars against our client, a large self-storage company, the plaintiff dismissed the lawsuit.

May 2012 – We obtained a very favorable settlement of a 2-year-old wage and hour class action lawsuit against our client, a prominent restaurant chain.

May 2012 – After we thoroughly discredited a plaintiff and his experts in depositions and through sub rosa videotapes, the plaintiff dropped his demand from over $1 million to $5,000 on the eve of trial in a personal injury lawsuit against an international self-storage company.

April 2012 – Weeks after we were hired, a serial ADA plaintiff with seven lawsuits pending against our client (a prominent restaurant chain) voluntarily dismissed all lawsuits.

February 2012 – We obtained a very favorable settlement of an ADA class action lawsuit for our client, a prominent sporting goods chain.

February 2012 – We obtained a very favorable settlement of a 5-year old wage and hour class action lawsuit against a prominent restaurant chain.

January 2012 – We obtained a favorable settlement of a patent infringement lawsuit against our client, the world’s leading online digital music service.

January 2012 – We obtained a dismissal of a case against our client, Chevron, in a class action alleging violations of the Electronic Fund Transfer Act.

November 2011 – We helped obtain a complete defense verdict for our client, OceanSpray, in a Lanham Act lawsuit brought by Pom Wonderful.

October 2011 – We helped obtain a very favorable settlement of a corporate securities and breach of fiduciary duty matter in which our clients were originally sued, but then counterclaimed and soon thereafter obtained a settlement in which the complaint was dismissed and our clients obtained more than $1 million in cash and securities.

August 2011 – After being hired two weeks before trial, we convinced a plaintiff to dismiss a $2 million personal injury case against Public Storage for a nominal amount.

July 2011 – Scott Ferrell was named one of California’s “Top 100 Superlawyers” for the third time.

January 2011 – We obtained a complete defense verdict in Orange County Federal Court in California’s oldest pending Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit on behalf of our client, 7-Eleven.

October 2010 – We obtained a complete defense verdict on behalf of our client, Chevron, in San Diego Superior Court after a month-long trial of an environmental contamination case in which the plaintiff sought in excess of $10 million.

December 2009 – We obtained a unanimous defense verdict in Los Angeles Federal Court on behalf of our client, Travelodge, after a three-week race discrimination trial in which the plaintiff sought more than $5 million.

May 2009 – We obtained a unanimous defense verdict in Los Angeles Superior Court for our client, Jack In The Box, in a discrimination lawsuit. The jury deliberated only 14 minutes.

July 2008 – The California Court of Appeal affirmed our victory in a complex wage and hour case in which we defeated class certification.

June 2008 – We obtained a defense verdict in Sacramento Superior Court in a disability lawsuit on behalf of our client, Del Taco. The jury deliberated less than one hour.

September 2007 – We obtained a $10 million judgment in Oklahoma Federal Court for our client, Nortel Networks, in a fraud lawsuit.

March 2007 – We obtained a $51 million dollar cash settlement for a large technology company against a supplier of defective parts.

June 2006 – We obtained a $47.4 Million verdict – the largest punitive damages award ever in San Diego Federal Court – in a trade secrets case on behalf of our client Nortel Networks.

January 2005 – After a two-week trial, we obtained a judgment of no liability on a complaint and approximately $8 million on a cross-complaint in business dispute between owners of a closely held corporation.