In Vino Veritas

In wine, there is truth. In Napa, there is fraud and deception. SHL attorney Tony Ventura is representing long-time client Del Dotto Vineyards in a complex web of legal actions playing out in civil, bankruptcy and criminal courts to protect the integrity of Del Dotto’s premium wines and its brand. Tony was quoted in a…

Jury’s Verdict Proves Smooth Sailing for SHL Client Pelican Joe’s

After a two-week trial, a Los Angeles County Superior Court jury returned a verdict entirely in favor of Slater Hersey & Lieberman LLP’s client, Bay Boat Rentals Alamitos Bay, Inc., affectionately known as Pelican Joe’s. Attorneys Jonathan Hersey and Neil Cooper represented Pelican Joe’s in the lawsuit against two former managers who defrauded the company,…

Mark Slater Quoted Regarding Recent Gmail Outage

Mark Slater was quoted in a January 24, 2014 Law360 article discussing Google’s recent Gmail outage.  Mr. Slater commented on how the Gmail outage could spark business interruption insurance coverage lawsuits between Google and its insurers, or between Gmail users and their insurers, similar to Slater Hersey & Lieberman’s representation of memory card maker SanDisk Corporation…

Bank Levies – More Effective, Less Expensive

The bank levy is an important judgment collection tool in California.  It “sweeps” the funds in a debtor’s bank or brokerage account.  Historically, to levy a debtor’s account, a creditor was required to serve a Notice of Levy on the specific bank branch at which the debtor’s account was located, and a debtor’s funds remained…

Companies are still “on the hook” even after filing chapter 7

When pursued by creditors, corporations and limited liability companies often threaten to “wipe out” obligations by filing chapter 7 bankruptcy.  Creditors should be aware that corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships cannot discharge debts via chapter 7 bankruptcy.  When an entity files chapter 7, §362 of the Bankruptcy Code imposes an “automatic stay” which temporarily…

New Partner – Christopher Hersey

Slater Hersey & Lieberman LLP is proud to announce that our partner, Christopher Hersey, has been selected to the 2013 Northern California Super Lawyers list for his work in Construction Litigation. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive…

Silicon Valley Office Opens

Slater Hersey & Lieberman LLP proudly announces the opening of its Silicon Valley office! The new office, located in the heart of downtown San Jose, includes the addition of five attorneys: Christopher J. Hersey Partner Daniel J. Muller Partner Anthony F. Ventura Partner Sarah E. Hammerstad Associate Alexandria C. Kavalaris Associate

Court of Appeal’s decision

Trial court’s decision denying class certification affirmed on appeal! The California Court of Appeal issues a decision in Lauren, et al. v. LendingTree, LLC, et al., Case No. G042932, affirming the trial court’s refusal to certify a class of borrowers seeking more than a hundred million dollars of damages from LendingTree and its subsidiary Home…

Court of Appeal’s decision – June 29, 2011

California Court of Appeal publishes decision upholding a lender’s right to refuse to lend money to a convicted felon. In Semler v. GECC, 196 Cal.App.4th 1380 (2011), the Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s complete dismissal of discrimination claims brought by a plaintiff under California’s Unruh Act against General Electric Capital Corporation based on…