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Gerald A. Klein

Gerald Klein’s Legal Cases

12 total


  • ReadyLink HealthCare v. Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith, LLP

    Practice Area:
    Contracts & Agreements
    Outcome:
    $10 Million
    Description:
    The defendant law firm charged its client almost $5 million in legal fees while handling four very sophisticated trade secrets and business cases. None of the four cases went well for the client, despite paying millions of dollars of attorneys' fees. The client hired Klein & Wilson to handle the malpractice case against their former counsel, one of the largest law firms in the United States. After a two-month jury trial, the jury awarded Klein & Wilson's client every penny it requested on its breach of contract and malpractice claims and awarded the defendant law firm nothing on its cross-claims. The case drew significant attention from the California legal community, and the Los Angeles Daily Journal ran a front-page story about this case. Lewis Brisbois Ordered to Pay $6 Million for Overbilling, Mishandling Four Cases.
  • STM Wireless, Inc. v. AmeriData, a Subsidiary of General Electric

    Practice Area:
    Litigation
    Outcome:
    $2 Million
    Description:
    Klein & Wilson represented a public company in a complicated breach of contract action against a much larger corporation. Two weeks before trial, Klein & Wilson shared its mock trial results with the opposing side, and the parties reached a settlement worth more than $2 million.
  • CD Listening Bar, Inc. v. Doe Major Accounting Firm

    Practice Area:
    Contracts & Agreements
    Outcome:
    $2 Million
    Description:
    Klein & Wilson's client in this matter was one of the largest distributors of compact disc products in the United States. As was the result of rapid growth, the client needed to replace its existing accounting software package with a higher end package while remaining in operation. It retained a major accounting firm to do the work. The job was done poorly and Klein & Wilson's client lost millions of dollars. The difficulty in the case was proving the precise amount of damages. The case ultimately settled for $2 million.
  • STM Wireless, Inc. v. Gilat

    Practice Area:
    Contracts & Agreements
    Outcome:
    $1.75 Million
    Description:
    Klein & Wilson represented a public satellite communications company in a dispute with a competitor over a contract in Peru. The client won the contract, but alleged the competitor had stolen the contract using improper influence with Peruvian government ministers. When Klein & Wilson filed a suit on behalf of the client, the competitor's attorneys referred to the case as frivolous. As a result of Klein and Wilson's efforts, even the United States Congress became interested in the case and began its own inquiry. Ultimately, the competitor settled the case for $1.75 million.
  • Next Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Stauber Performance Ingredients, Inc.

    Practice Area:
    Contracts & Agreements
    Outcome:
    $1.5 Million
    Description:
    In this case, Klein & Wilson represented a nutritional supplements firm who sold $750,000 of nutritional supplements to defendant. Defendant alleged the product was defective and refused to pay. After Klein & Wilson filed a complaint, defendant filed a cross-complaint, alleging a variety of wrongful conduct by Klein & Wilson's client. After working up the case and attending a mediation where Klein & Wilson put on a multimedia trial presentation, defendant agreed to settle the case in an imaginative settlement which was worth almost $1.5 million to the client. This settlement would not have been possible had Klein & Wilson not done extensive briefing and put on a multimedia trial presentation at the mediation.
  • Devore v. Massachusetts Casualty Insurance Company

    Practice Area:
    Contracts & Agreements
    Outcome:
    $1.5 Million
    Description:
    In this case, Klein & Wilson represented a dentist who could no longer practice dentistry because he suffered from chronic daily migraine headaches. The disability carrier refused to pay insurance proceeds on the ground the dentist had made misrepresentations in his application and because it challenged the extent of the dentist's disability. After Klein & Wilson received a plaintiff's verdict, the case settled for $1.5 million.
  • Doe Corporation v. Doe Corporation (Case Confidential)

    Practice Area:
    Contracts & Agreements
    Outcome:
    $1 Million
    Description:
    Klein & Wilson's client hired Texas counsel to try a breach of contract case. In the middle of trial, the attorney-client relationship deteriorated. In an unusual set of circumstances, the parties' attorneys signed a letter of intent regarding settlement terms, but the case was dismissed before the parties signed a formal settlement agreement. When the defendant refused to honor the settlement terms, the client hired new Texas counsel who tried to get the case reinstated. After eight months of being in limbo, the client asked Klein & Wilson to see what it could do. Klein & Wilson resolved the case with the defendant paying Klein & Wilson's client $1 million.
  • Doe Corporation v. Doe Corporation (Case Confidential)

    Practice Area:
    Contracts & Agreements
    Outcome:
    $715,000
    Description:
    Klein & Wilson recovered $715,000 for a client whose insurers refused to defend it for a covered claim, requiring the client to defend itself. This settlement represented 95 percent of the client's claim for unpaid defense costs.
  • Paritcher Khadem-Missagh v. Haroonian

    Practice Area:
    Contracts & Agreements
    Outcome:
    $700,000
    Description:
    Klein & Wilson represented a man who lent money to carpet salesmen in Beverly Hills. The carpet salesmen refused to pay the money back. Klein & Wilson obtained summary judgment as to two of the defendants and judgment on the pleadings as to the remaining defendants, resulting in judgments totaling $700,000.
  • Doe v. Roe Corporation (Case Confidential)

    Practice Area:
    Contracts & Agreements
    Outcome:
    $500,000
    Description:
    Klein & Wilson represented the former chief executive officer of a major corporation. The major corporation failed to live up to numerous provisions of a post-employment agreement. After three days of arbitration, the defendant agreed to pay all the money Klein & Wilson's client requested, totaling over $500,000.