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Daily Journal Recognizes Miller Barondess As Top Litigation Firm

Daily Journal Recognizes Miller Barondess As Top Litigation Firm

The Daily Journal named Miller Barondess in their exclusive List of Top Boutique Law Firms.  This list is compiled of firms that specialize in niche practice areas and service sophisticated clientele. The article highlights Miller Barondess clients East West Bank, Rod Stewart, and Motley Crue, among others.  It recognizes the firm’s victories and unique in-house […]

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Miller Barondess Files Suit Over Botched $39 Million Hyatt Hotel Deal

Miller Barondess Files Suit Over Botched $39 Million Hyatt Hotel Deal

PE Firm Sued Over Allegedly Botching $39M Hyatt Hotel Deal By Natalie Rodriguez Law360, New York (October 08, 2014, 3:31 PM ET) — Private equity firm Wheelock Street Capital LLC has been hit with a California state court suit that alleges it purposefully concealed the nonrenewal of a hotel’s Hyatt Hotels Corp. management contract in order to […]

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Miller Barondess Wins Brown Act Appeal on Behalf of Los Angeles County

Miller Barondess Wins Brown Act Appeal on Behalf of Los Angeles County

In a unanimous published decision, the California Court of Appeal held that the County of Los Angeles’s process for entering into “social program agreements” does not violate the Brown Act.  Every year, the County enters into contracts with social service organizations that provide vital services to County residents.  These programs feed the homeless, provide medical […]

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Universal Music Sues Over VH1 DJ Competition Series

Universal Music Sues Over VH1 DJ Competition Series

Universal Music Sues Over VH1 DJ Competition Series  The third season of ‘Masters of the Mix’ allegedly used lots of unlicensed music By Eriq Gardner Universal Music describes a new lawsuit over VH1’s Masters of the Mix as a “cut-and-dry copyright infringement case,” but modest trappings aside, there’s a few reasons to pay attention to […]

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Miller Barondess Defeats Copyright Claim Against Mötley Crüe

Miller Barondess Defeats Copyright Claim Against Mötley Crüe

On July 3, 2014, Judge Edmond E. Chang of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois dismissed plaintiff Ron Toma’s copyright complaint against the band Mötley Crüe for the lack of personal jurisdiction. Toma’s complaint stemmed from the band’s use of the famous “Belt Buckle Image” – the cover art of […]

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Miller Barondess Wins on Summary Judgment on Behalf of the County of Los Angeles

Miller Barondess Wins on Summary Judgment on Behalf of the County of Los Angeles

We recently obtained summary judgment in favor of the County of Los Angeles and the individual Board of Supervisors in a high-profile taxpayer lawsuit that received extensive media coverage.  The lawsuit alleged that the County’s top elected officials wasted millions of taxpayer dollars and violated the Brown Act in connection with the County’s budgeting process.  The plaintiff’s […]

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Miller Barondess Wins Trial Victory for Bank

Miller Barondess Wins Trial Victory for Bank

After more than three years of litigation, a large bank with over $50 billion in assets obtained a defense judgment in its favor.  A California Superior Court Judge held the bank was not liable for fraudulent inducement following a two-week bench trial. The plaintiffs alleged that, in September 2008, the bank fraudulently induced them to […]

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