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Safarian v. Govgassian, et al.

Case Conclusion Date: 07.03.2012

Practice Area: Consumer protection

Outcome: $710,000.00 against Harry Govgassian; $585,000.00 against Alisa Agadjanian; $560,000.00 against Elsagav S. Shaham, MD and $485,000.00 against Silka Enterprises, Inc.

Description: Plaintiffs alleged that they were induced to invest in defendants' medical clinic to become 1/3 owners thereof. Plaintiff Rosa Safarian was promised a managerial job at the defendants' clinic where she actually workad for 5 months without pay. Plaintiff Rose Safari an was asled to leave and their investment was gone. According to the defendants this was a joint venture and the investment was lost without any wrongdoing. PI ai ntiffs contended that the defendants misappropriated their funds and acted in bad faith by refu9ng to provide accounting. Dr. Shaham claimed not to ~ow who the plaintiffs were until 9 months after the laW9..1it was filed. The remaining defendants claimed they didn't do anything wrong and that it was a joint venture that simply didn't wort<. out.

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