Trial counsel for the Association of Washington Spirits & Wine Distributors Association in litigation over various rules adopted by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board to implement I-1183, the initiative privatizing the sale and distribution of alcohol in Washington state. The Board, Costco Wholesale, the Washington Restaurant Association and others were participants in the litigation.
Counsel for plaintiff in multi-million dollar antitrust suit for predatory pricing. After extensive discovery in Washington, Oregon, and California, conducted four-week jury trial; case settled pending appeal. Community Press v. Portland Oregonian, USDC Oregon.
Defense counsel in trademark infringement suits, and plaintiff’s counsel in related breach of contract, antitrust and trademark infringement case. First case filed by ACBC settled during discovery; second suit by ACBC and related suit against ACBC settled just prior to trial. American Circuit Breaker Corp. v. Tacoma Electric Supply, Inc., USDC, Central District of North Carolina; Tacoma Electric Supply, Inc., v. American Circuit Breaker Corp., USDC, Western District of Washington.
Represented individual defendant in suit alleging monopolization and attempted monopolization, conspiracy in restraint of trade, group boycott, tortious interference with contract, and related claims. Won summary judgment dismissal, with prejudice, of all claims against my client. Cull v. St. Clare Hospital, et al., Pierce County Superior Court, Pierce County, Washington.
Represented plaintiff in suit for fraud and breach of contract. Secured judgment for $540,000, including specific finding that $410,000 was attributable to fraud by the individual defendant. Regal West Corporation v. ALIS-USA, LLC, et. al, USDC, Western District of Washington.
Counsel for plaintiff in $5-10 million suit for RICO violations, breach of employment contract. Case settled after extensive discovery in California and New York. Barker v. E.F. Hutton, USDC, Northern District of California.
Counsel for plaintiff in monopolization and unfair competition suit. Case was settled after extensive discovery and on the eve of trial. Community Press v. Statesman Journal, USDC, District of Oregon.