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Nicholas Basil Spirtos

Nicholas Spirtos’s Legal Cases

16 total


  • HOA Association v Contractor

    Practice Area:
    Construction & Development
    Date:
    Jul 01, 2010
    Outcome:
    Settled for very nominal $1500
    Description:
    Homeowners Association sued contractor for claimed defective work. HOA was seeking in excess of $50,000 and attorneys fees from my Contractor client. After challenging the HOA's expert's qualifications, HOA had no claims and settled for a very nominal amount.
  • Pool Contractor vs Homeowner

    Practice Area:
    Construction & Development
    Date:
    Jul 21, 2011
    Outcome:
    Settled for $15,000 payment from contractor to owner
    Description:
    Pool Contractor sued Homeowner claiming $30,000 unpaid balance on contract, and filed a mechanic's lien on the owner's home. My client, owner, defended and I obtained an order denying the contractor any amounts.
  • Buyer of Condo v Seller of Condo

    Practice Area:
    Real Estate
    Outcome:
    Settled during trial - payment from seller to buyer
    Description:
    My client, first time condo buyer, sued the seller for failure to disclose a major defect in the plumbing which caused all the neighboring condos' sewage to back up into my client's unit. Seller's denied any liability or knowledge until I found the petition to the HOA board that seller had signed demanding repairs to the sewer line.
  • Buyer of Commercial Building v. Seller

    Practice Area:
    Real Estate
    Outcome:
    Settled at mediation for payment of rent and attorney's fees
    Description:
    My client purchased a commercial property with the seller having the right to lease back a part of the property for a period of time. The seller failed to exercise its right to lease, and refused to leave the property or pay rent.
  • Buyer of commercial property v. Seller and Broker

    Practice Area:
    Real Estate
    Outcome:
    Jury verdict for the broker and award of attorney's fees
    Description:
    A buyer of a commercial property sued the seller and my client, the broker, for failure to disclose known problems with the property. The broker denied any liability and after a 6 week jury trial, the jury agreed that the broker was not responsible.
  • Girlfriend v. Boyfriend and Boyfriend v. Girlfriend

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    Settled during trial - Girlfriend awarded title to the condo and attorney's fees
    Description:
    Boyfriend, who had been convicted of abuse on his live in girlfriend by throwing her through a glass table, sued her to force the sale of the condo they were previously living in. My client was the girlfriend, and just prior to his lawsuit, I filed a lawsuit seeking damages for injuries he caused her.
  • Owner v Contractor

    Practice Area:
    Construction & Development
    Outcome:
    Arbitration award for contractor
    Description:
    Owner sued contractor claiming defective work. My client, the Contractor counter-sued for the balance owed. Case resolved at arbitration. Award for contractor of balance owed plus attorney's fees.
  • Car buyer v. Auto Dealer

    Practice Area:
    Class Action
    Outcome:
    Class action settled at mediation - Fund established to repair all impacted vehicles
    Description:
    My client, the Car buyer purchased a certified pre-owned vehicle from a major auto dealer. My client felt that the car had many more miles on it than were showing on the odometer. In developing the case, we discovered that the dealer was systematically putting cars on the road with the wrong odometer reading. The case went to a class action that involved thousands of California automobiles
  • State of California v Contractor

    Practice Area:
    Licensing
    Outcome:
    Retention of license with no penalty
    Description:
    The CSLB was attempting to take the license of my contractor client. We were able to prove that all of the allegations of the CSLB were false or inaccurate resulting in no penalty to my client.
  • State of California v Contractor

    Practice Area:
    Licensing
    Outcome:
    Retention of license with no penalty
    Description:
    CSLB attempted to revoke my client's contractors license claiming that he performed defective work. I was able to get the CSLB's expert witness to change his testimony on the witness and testify that my client's work was not defective in any way.