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In re A-Power Securities Litigation—successful
defense of auditors in securities class action
seeking recovery of more than $67 million in
damages; Steve Tully and Efren Compean;
USDC, C.D. Cal. (August 2013).
Mosier v. Stonefield—summary judgment in
favor of firm’s client in litigation initiated by
S.E.C. receiver in alleged Ponzi scheme that
raised over $800 million; Steve Tully, Efren
Compean, Trang Tran and Robert Garrett;
USDC, C.D. Cal. WL4859635 (July 2013).
Iskowitz v. Marciano—final judgment of $36.25
million arising from defamation of firm’s client
by well-known clothing designer and real estate
investor; Steve Tully and Efren Compean; LASC
Case No. BC384493 (June 2013).
Liberty National Enterprises, L.P. v. Chicago
Title Insurance Company—engaged as amicus
curiae by the California Land Title Association
on appeal to challenge a jury verdict awarding
compensatory damages of $1 million. In a
published opinion, the appellate court reversed
the damage award and held that a title insurer
is not obligated to defend a lawsuit where
intentional misconduct is alleged, irrespective of
whether the insured is actually innocent of the
alleged misconduct; Ryan Squire, Robert Garrett
and Zi C. Lin; 217 Cal.App.4th 62 (2013).
Walker v. Ticor—defense jury verdict affirmed
in published opinion in action for alleged
complicity in loan fraud scheme brought by
21 plaintiffs in Oakland, CA; $1.7 million
attorneys’ fee award in favor of firm’s client;
Robert Garrett and Candie Chang; 204 Cal.
App.4th 363 (2012).
Fey v. Galletly—judgment of $3.9 million in
favor of firm’s client after obtaining order
striking cross-defendant’s answer and cross-complaint; Robert Garrett, Ed Racek and Alex
Levy; LASC Case No. BC411601 (2013).
Czajkowski v. Haskell & White—published
opinion affirming defense judgment in favor
of firm’s client based on statute of limitations
and holding it is plaintiff’s burden to prove
“inability” to discover the facts underlying a
cause of action in order to avoid statute of
limitations bar; Steve Tully, Ryan Squire and
John Greene; 208 Cal.App.4th 166 (2012).
Dollinger Deanza Assoc. v. Chicago Title
Ins. Co.—engaged by the California Land Title
Association to appear as amicus curiae. In a
published opinion, the court of appeal held
that a “notice of merger” recorded under
the Subdivision Map Act did not render title
unmarketable; Ryan Squire, Mike Dewberry
and Zi C. Lin; 199 Cal.App.4th 1132 (2011).
Park v. First American Title Co.—defense
jury verdict and published opinion affirming
judgment defeating claim of millions of dollars
of damages arising from alleged error in
recording trust deed purportedly resulting
in financial collapse of two motels; Robert
Garrett, Ryan Squire and Anna Didak; 201 Cal.
App.4th 1418 (2011).
Kwok v. Transnation Title Ins. Co.—published
opinion affirming summary judgment in favor
of title insurer where title was transferred
by the insureds for tax planning to LLC as
trustees of revocable family trust prior to
discovery of easement allegedly interfering
with development of property; Robert
Garrett, Ryan Squire and Zi C. Lin; 170 Cal.
App.4th 1562 (2009).
Garrett & Tully has extensive jury trial and appellate experience in sophisticated, high-stakes litigation.
Results speak volumes—a few recent victories are detailed below:
The firm prides itself on the ability to successfully prosecute and defend sophisticated, high-exposure
matters in state and federal courts, bankruptcy court and on appeal.
LEFT TO RIGHT:
Stephen Tully† 2004-2012*
Robert Garrett† 2006-2013*
Natalia Greene♦ 2005-2008**
Ryan Squire 2004-2006, 2008, 2011-2013**
†Listed in 2013 Super Lawyers Business Edition
*Selected to Super Lawyers
**Selected to Rising Stars
♦Certified Fraud Examiner