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Ian Michael Wallach

Ian Wallach’s Legal Cases

6 total

  • Abu Ghanem et al. v. Bush, et al., Nos. 05 – 1638; 05 – 1639; No. 05 – 1678 (D.C. Cir.)

    Practice Area:
    Civil Rights
    Outcome:
    Release or Cases Pending (Matters transferred after Mr. Wallach joined the Office of the Public Defender for the County of Los Angeles
    Description:
    •Successfully commenced representation against the United States of America and executive officers, of three individuals wrongfully imprisoned at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Station in Cuba, in separate habeas matters pending before the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (See Abu Ghanem et al. v. Bush, et al., No. 05 – 1638 (D.C. Cir.); Albkri et al. v. Bush et al., No. 05 – 1639 (D.C. Cir.); Ali Ahmed et al. v. Bush et al., No. 05 – 1678 (D.C. Cir.)). Mr. Wallach also contributed to the Amici Cuiriae brief to the United States Supreme Court submitted on behalf of more than 300 similarly-detained individuals in Hamdan v. Rumsfield, et. al., Case No. 05-184.
  • Ricatto v. Ricatto, 4 A.D.3d 514 (N.Y. App. Div. 2d Dep't 2004).

    Practice Area:
    Limited Liability Company (LLC)
    Outcome:
    Injunction upheld
    Description:
    • While an associate at Coblence & Warner, and with Ken E. Warner, Mr. Wallach drafted a brief in a high-stakes divorce action arguing that the trial court correctly enjoined the husband from diverting assets, even though they were the property of an LLC in which the husband was a member, and not his personal property.
  • The Union Labor Life Insurance Co. v. Olsten Corporation Health And Welfare Benefit Plan

    Practice Area:
    Insurance
    Outcome:
    In excess of $2 Million to client.
    Description:
    While an associate with Luce, Forward, Hamilton, and Scripps, LLP, Mr. Wallach successfully drafted a motion for summary judgment seeking over two million dollars in restitution for claims paid by the client that should have been paid by a health care fund.
  • Hoepker v. Kruger, 200 F. Supp. 2d 340 (S.D.N.Y. 2002))

    Practice Area:
    Intellectual Property
    Outcome:
    Matter dismissed
    Description:
    While an associate at Luce, Forward, Hamilton, and Scripps, LLP, Mr. Wallach successfully defended the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and The MIT Press in a high-profile copyright/privacy action where a photographer, and the model in his photograph, sued a famous artist for incorporating the photograph into a piece of her own artwork (even though the photo was in the public domain when incorporated). The Court also held that the model in the photograph did not have a valid “right-to-privacy” cause of action.
  • Criminal Matters

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    (not available)
    Description:
    Mr. Wallach is a jury trial lawyer at heart and has an excellent track record. For recent case histories, see the website for the firm of Feldman & Wallach
  • Panah v. USA

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Aug 09, 2012
    Outcome:
    Settled for $425,000 for Plaintiff
    Description:
    Federal Tort Claims Act matter brought against the USA for failing to provide suitable housing for an inmate at the Taft Correctional Institution. Plaintiff alleged that reasonable measures were not implemented that would have protected plaintiff from infection.