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Spear v. Cyprus

Fri 27th Nov 2009, Blog, Case Successes

Thomas H. Bienert, Jr. and Luis A. Feldstein secured the dismissal with prejudice of a federal civil action in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The complaint made baseless claims that Bienert | Katzman’s client had defrauded mortgage lenders through the use of straw buyers to purchase properties. After the plaintiff’s initial complaint was dismissed for failure to state a claim and on other grounds, the plaintiff filed two amended complaints …

Court Denies Trustee’s Attempt to Deprive Fraud Victim of Funds Seized From Defendant

Mon 27th Jul 2009, Blog, Case Successes

Sixteen years after Dr. Ronald Cunning obtained a multi-million dollar judgment against Lloyd Rucker, a federal court once again ruled the victim can take steps towards collecting over $1million that was seized from Rucker 8 years ago.  This victory is just the latest hurdle of many that Dr. Cunning and his tenacious team of trial lawyers led by Thomas H. Bienert, Jr. at Bienert | Katzman have overcome.  After being defrauded in 1994, Dr. Cunning obtained a verdict …

United States v. Sarshad

Fri 24th Apr 2009, Blog, Case Successes

Thomas H. Bienert, Jr., Luis A. Feldstein, and Christi McGowan scored a major victory by securing a not-guilty verdict on all charges against their client (Sarshad) after a seven-week trial in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. The 75-count indictment alleged Sarshad and three other doctors, had billed Medicare for respiratory treatments that were never administered or were done so in violation of Medicare regulations. The 12-member jury unanimously acquitted Sarshad, deciding …

United States v. Manderson

Fri 2nd Jan 2009, Blog, Case Successes

Kenneth M. Miller successfully challenged the District Court’s valuation of restitution.  The Ninth Circuit vacated and remanded the order of restitution. Read the Opinion →

Gnesda v. UPS

Sun 27th Jul 2008, Blog, Case Successes

After a 3 week trial, an LA jury awarded our client a $21 million verdict in wrongful termination case.

In re Parsley

Wed 5th Mar 2008, Blog, Case Successes

Steven Jay Katzman, co-lead counsel for the United States Trustee Program, was recognized for his legal work by the United States Bankruptcy Court in a published decision: “The Court would also note that the discovery conducted by the UST, and its examination of witnesses at the show cause hearings, has been very thorough and skillful…The Court greatly respects the UST’s work in this case.” More Info →

United States v. Sanchez

Tue 5th Feb 2008, Blog, Case Successes

Kenneth M. Miller successfully argued the wrongful denial of defendant’s new trial motion (based on evidence that the government informant committed perjury during trial). The Ninth Circuit reversed and remanded for further proceedings. On remand, without an evidentiary hearing, the District Court again denied the new trial motion. Mr. Miller appealed the second denial, and the Ninth Circuit reversed and remanded with instructions for the District Court to hold an evidentiary hearing to determine the credibility …

Rinella v. Stabile

Sun 29th Jul 2007, Blog, Case Successes

After a two week trial, a jury awarded our client $1.7 million verdict in legal malpractice case. More Info →

Girgis v. Gonzales

Fri 27th Jul 2007, Blog, Case Successes

Kenneth M. Miller, working pro bono through the Ninth Circuit mediation program, was able to have his client’s deportation vacated and removal proceedings reopened so his client (an asylum seeker) could seek adjustment of status before DHS. In April 2012, Mr. Girgis became a U.S. citizen. Case No.04-73631 (9th Cir. 2007)

United States v. Lenz, et al.

Wed 11th Jul 2007, Blog, Case Successes

Thomas H. Bienert, Jr. and Christi McGowan secured a mistrial in the Peregrine Systems financial-fraud trial after jury deadlocked over all counts for all four defendants. Representing a former Peregrine Systems executive, Mr. Bienert successfully argued that federal prosecutors failed to show that his client, Gary Lenz, intentionally joined in the corporate conspiracy to defraud investors. More Info → More Info →