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William A Markham

William Markham’s Legal Cases

15 total


  • Jensen Precast, Inc. v. Oldcastle Precast, Inc.

    Practice Area:
    Antitrust & Trade Law
    Outcome:
    pending appeal
    Description:
    substantial antitrust litigation concerning forced purchase-resales that plaintiff alleges were done in violation of Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act.
  • In re MacFarlane Trust

    Practice Area:
    Real Estate
    Outcome:
    successful settlement
    Description:
    Concerned dispute over complicated, contested transfers of real estate
  • Clark v. Quality Home Loans, Inc.

    Practice Area:
    Real Estate
    Outcome:
    successful settlement
    Description:
    Dispute over loan broker's commercial practices
  • Image 2000 Multimedia, Inc. v. Joseph Quin Family Trust

    Practice Area:
    Real Estate
    Outcome:
    obtained verdict in two related lawsuits
    Description:
    Mr. Markham represented a commercial tenant in two related lawsuits that were consolidated and tried together. Mr. Markham obtained a verdict for his client on all claims in both cases, winning the case that his client brought and defeating the lawsuit brought by the adversary.
  • Collins v. Manufactured Structures International, Inc. (SD. Cty. Sup. Ct., Case No. GIC 880706).

    Practice Area:
    Commercial
    Outcome:
    jury verdicts for plaintiff on all counts
    Description:
    Mr. Markham tried this case to a jury for fraud and related wrongs, doing so on behalf of the plaintiff. After a four-day trial, Mr. Markham obtained jury verdicts on four counts -- breach of contract, intentional misrepresentation, fraudulent concealment, and negligent misrepresentation. The jury also awarded damages for emotional distress to Mr. Markham’s client. After these verdicts were rendered, the trial court held a bench trial on the issue of alter-ego liability, finding that an individual defendant was personally responsible for the corporate defendant's liability to Mr. Markham's client.
  • Image 2000 Multimedia, Inc. v. Joseph Quin Family Trust (S.D. County, Case No. 37 2007 00062035 CU-BC-EC).

    Practice Area:
    Real Estate
    Outcome:
    bench trial, verdict for clients on all counts
    Description:
    Mr. Markham tried this case before the trial judge, who granted judgment to his client on all grounds, deeming them to be the prevailing party in their claims against the Defendant, and deeming them to be the prevailing party in the Defendant’s cross-claims against them. This case concerned various disputes between a commercial tenant and a commercial landlord. Mr Markham represented the commercial tenants. The trial court found that the tenants were entitled to exercise their option to renew their lease for an additional five years, and moreover that they were in compliance with the complicated insurance provisions set forth in the commercial lease. The landlord took the opposite position on these points. The landlord has appealed from this judgment, and Mr. Markham is handling the appeal.
  • Joseph Quin Family Trust v. Image 2000 Multimedia, Inc. (S.D. County, Case No. 37 2008 00102257 CU-UD-EC).

    Practice Area:
    Real Estate
    Outcome:
    Opposing party dismissed case
    Description:
    The commercial landlord in the above case brought another action against the same commercial tenants after losing the above-listed case on all grounds. After five months of arduous litigation, the landlord abruptly dropped the case, doing so one day before its representative had been ordered to answer further deposition questions about its motive for bringing the lawsuit.
  • Tamburo v. Lipari (SF. Sup. Ct., Case No. 312202

    Practice Area:
    Real Estate
    Outcome:
    Petitioner's requests granted in entirety
    Description:
    In a judicial partition that proceeded to a final evidentiary hearing, the trial court granted Mr. Markham's client substantially all of the relief that she had requested, which included (1) a decree of partition and partition sale, (2) the entirety of all contested proceeds, (3) a removal of various liens at the other side’s sole expense; and (4) attorney's fees and costs. The property was worth approximately $900,000 at the time of the partition sale, and all of the client’s proceeds were recovered from the sale.
  • Tedcom International, Inc. v. Flamingo Industries, Inc. (Alameda Cty. Sup. Ct., 2000-074279

    Practice Area:
    Real Estate
    Outcome:
    Stipulated judgment/dismissal
    Description:
    In a complicated commercial dispute in which Mr. Markham represented a supplier of mailbags against a distributor, the distributor dropped its cross-claims and gave a stipulated judgment to Mr. Markham's client on the day of the trial call. The stipulated judgment was for approximately $200,000, along with interest.
  • Oakland Unified School District v. Cheng (Alameda Cty. Sup. Ct., Case No. 2002-051449).

    Practice Area:
    Real Estate
    Outcome:
    Successful settlement/eminent domain
    Description:
    In a complex eminent domain proceeding, Mr. Markham represented a large polypropylene factory located in Alameda County. The Oakland Unified School District condemned the property and made an initial offer of approximately $2.8 million. After a substantial litigation, the condemnor agreed to pay approximately $4.4 million for its taking.