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Gregory Garth Brown

Gregory Brown’s Legal Cases

22 total

  • Shawnan v Chino Hills School District - Contract Jury Trial

    Practice Area:
    Construction & Development
    Date:
    May 01, 2009
    Outcome:
    $1,100,000 Settlement/$130,790 Verdict (last def)
    Description:
    Rancho Cucamonga Superior Court Sialic Contractors v. Rossetti Construction Company, et al. (Jury Verdict) B & C represents Plaintiff paving company against general contractor related to a written subcontract to provide labor, services, equipment and materials necessary to perform onsite grading and related work on the Rhodes Elementary School in Chino Valley, CA. Plaintiff contends that the contractor breached the subcontract by failing to pay the balance due, failing to make timely and complete progress payments, and failing to timely pay for change orders. Plaintiff sought $131,000 in damages.After eight day jury trial, jury verdict for Plaintiff in the amount of $130,790.94 for breach of contract and $130,790.94 for quantum meruit.
  • John Doe v African Methodist Episcopal Church, Ward AME Church, Bishop John Bryant

    Practice Area:
    Sexual Harassment
    Date:
    Mar 19, 2009
    Outcome:
    Confidential Settlement at Trial
    Description:
    Head pastor molested male minor parishioner on multiple occasions. Pastor had history of prior molestation incidents. Church didn't take action when first learned of wrongful conduct. The matter settled with Ward for $300,000 a month before trial was set to begin. The matter resolved with AMEC and Bishop John Richard Bryant for significantly more money, the terms of which are confidential.
  • Petrik v Mahaffey & Mahaffey & Associates

    Practice Area:
    Litigation
    Date:
    Mar 07, 2008
    Outcome:
    Defense Prevailed - 4 1/2 Month Jury Trial
    Description:
    Orange County Superior Court Petrik v. Mahaffey, et al. (Trial) B & C represented the defendant attorney in this legal malpractice, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty case involving the attorney’s representation of his client in a multi-home construction defect case. Mr. Brown tried both the underlying complex construction defect matter as well as the legal malpractice matter. The highly contentious 4 ½ month jury trial was tried before the Honorable Gregory H. Lewis. Mr. Brown successfully defended the eleven cause of action complaint. Plaintiffs sought over $2,000,000 plus punitive damages. There were 5 legal malpractice causes of action, 3 declaratory relief causes of action, 2 breach of contract causes of action, and 1 fiduciary duty cause of action. The complex case involved approximately 110 motions in limine that were argued and ruled on upon over a 3 week period. The jury returned a unanimous decision of 12-0 on 75 of 76 jury verdict questions, netting B & C’s client a substantial reverse judgment.
  • Gonzalez Brain Injury Case

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Jun 30, 2005
    Outcome:
    $1,623,000
    Description:
    jury awards 7 figures to client for brain injury resulting from auto accidents. Defendants contended no brain injury. Plaintiff also had orthopedic injuries.
  • Harter v Classic Limousine & Richard Thorson

    Practice Area:
    Consumer Protection
    Date:
    Mar 31, 2006
    Outcome:
    Jury Awards Client almost $800,000
    Description:
    Brown & Charbonneau, LLP sued the sellers of Classic Limousine for fraud and breach of contract. Jurors awarded full amount and court awarded almost $200,000 in added attorney fees!
  • Goddard v Holy Cross Cemetery

    Practice Area:
    Consumer Protection
    Date:
    Sep 12, 2005
    Outcome:
    Jury Awarded $812,000 AND Punitive damages
    Description:
    Cemetery lost families relative who had been cremated. Then, they covered it up. Liable for Fraud, Concealment & Breach of Contract. Case followed by NBC news!!!
  • Sure Building Products, Inc. v TCC Steel - Breach of Contract/Warranty/Fraud

    Practice Area:
    Business
    Date:
    Oct 30, 2009
    Outcome:
    Jury Verdict of $320,000 ($100,000 LESS than pre trial offer was $420,000)
    Description:
    Commercial fraud, breach of warranty, breach of contract. Plaintiffs sought $3.4 million!!! Case tried 2 times in San Francisco Superior Court
  • Sharp v Aniko Kaye - Unfair Competition Trial

    Practice Area:
    Landlord & Tenant
    Date:
    Oct 01, 2009
    Outcome:
    Court issued injuntion & ordered full restitution - Phase 2 of Trial to continue
    Description:
    Landlord/Tenant dispute. Multiple plaintiffs. Defendants committed fraud, violated rent control, retaliated against tenants, breached implied warranty of habitability. Judge found dendant has "zero credibility" and issued a rare injunction against her and ordered full restitution! Phase 2 to come - all the damages are in second phase.
  • Gilbert v MA Hanna Co - Fraud/Contract Jury Trial

    Practice Area:
    Consumer Protection
    Date:
    Oct 04, 2007
    Outcome:
    Defense Verdict - $40,000,000 Exposure
    Description:
    Plaintiff alleged fraud and breach of contract in connection with the acquisition of $50,000,000 subsidiary of Client company. Client was both the Company (worth $5,000,000 and CEO (worth $150,000,000). Plaintiff sought $14,000,000 in compensatory damages and was seeking in excess of $20,000,000 to $30,000,000 in punitive damages.
  • Orange County Trust Trial - Phase 1 only

    Practice Area:
    Trusts
    Date:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Outcome:
    $5,600,000 to client in phase 1 trial
    Description:
    Represented spouse of decent who had a community property interest in $142,000,000 manufacturing business. When husband died, business had been improperly transferred to a trust. After death, the business was then run by Trustees of the trust and wife was excluded from running the company she had been a part of since 1976. Orange County Superior Court Bench trial on phase 1 of the case concluded in 6/10 with an award to client of approximately $6,500,000 and a community property determination by Judge of approximately 93% community and 7% separate. Attorneys fees to be determined post trial. Phase 2 will involve wife's claims of breach of fiduciary duty, violations of family code section 1101, et. sec., and a shareholder derivative action. Attorneys fees will be recoverable in phase 2 as well.