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Nathaniel Kelly’s Legal Cases

11 total


  • Business Client v. Former Employee

    Practice Area:
    Intellectual property
    Date:
    Sep 12, 2012
    Outcome:
    Settlement - cease and desist along with damages.
    Description:
    Former employee of client took proprietary business software (trade secrets) during his last week and incorporated these trade secrets into a newly formed business.
  • National Distribution Agreement

    Practice Area:
    Business
    Date:
    Feb 13, 2013
    Outcome:
    Contract Completed.
    Description:
    Drafted and negotiated national distribution agreement for supplement company. Agreement included performance perks, territory definition and pricing.
  • Trade Secret Dispute

    Practice Area:
    Business
    Date:
    Mar 05, 2014
    Outcome:
    Favorable Settlement in favor of client in amount equal to fair licensing fee plus attorney's fees
    Description:
    A former employee of my client stole valuable information, including an Excel program created in-house used to sell energy projects. We sued for breach of employment contract and under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act.
  • International Franchise Agreement

    Practice Area:
    Business
    Date:
    Sep 18, 2012
    Outcome:
    Successful Completion of International Franchise Agreement
    Description:
    Negotiated and completed international franchise agreement taking Menchie's Frozen Yogurt of California to Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
  • Breach of Contract

    Practice Area:
    Business
    Date:
    Jul 22, 2014
    Outcome:
    Settlement - return of monies paid
    Description:
    Former Employee turned independent contractor refused to honor his obligations to the company by pursuing legitimate business opportunities.
  • Trademark Defense

    Practice Area:
    Intellectual property
    Date:
    Apr 21, 2014
    Outcome:
    Favorable Settlement - Client maintains mark
    Description:
    Client, Top Shelf Beverages, sued for trademark infringement and dilution by company who purchased rights to trademark for Clearly Canadian out of Bankruptcy.
  • Securities Fraud Litigation

    Practice Area:
    Securities and investment fraud
    Date:
    May 19, 2015
    Outcome:
    Settlement achieved 100% of value
    Description:
    Clients provided approx. $300,000 to the GP of a limited partnership real estate investment fund, only to see several years later the company continuing to hemorrage money. They came to me seeking advice on their options. My investigation revealed improper securities documentation, which enabled me to rescind their investment and obtain 100% of the money provided with interest!
  • Cleary Canadian v. Clearly Kombucha

    Practice Area:
    Intellectual property
    Date:
    May 22, 2015
    Outcome:
    Summary judgment of dilution claim; settled infringement claim with client retaining rights to Clearly Kombucha mark.
    Description:
    Defended maker of Clearly Kombucha, against federal trademark dilution and infringement claims brought by Clearly Canadian. Case filed in 2014 - ended in 2015 after the completion of discovery, victory for defendant dismissing dilution claim on summary judgment; then settlement in mediation.
  • Galisky v. Blue Coat, Inc

    Practice Area:
    Litigation
    Date:
    Jul 05, 2016
    Outcome:
    Settled for $140,000 – 140% of claim.
    Description:
    Represented client who's former employer failed to issue stock option compensation. Employer claimed that stock option vesting terminated when client became independent contractor. We claimed Client continued to vest as a "Service Provider" per Stock Option Plan.
  • Budhraja et al v. Paliwal et al

    Practice Area:
    Securities and investment fraud
    Date:
    Aug 06, 2015
    Outcome:
    More than $300,000 recovered – 110% of claim.
    Description:
    Securities Fraud and Breach of Contract action brought on behalf of investors in Southern California Hedge Fund. Was able to show that securities investment documents were not completed, allowing recover of full amount provided to Hedge Fund plus 10% interest.

Disclaimer

No Guarantee of Results: The case descriptions are not intended as a guarantee that the same or similar results can be obtained in every matter undertaken by our attorneys; and you should not assume that a similar result can be obtained in a legal matter of interest to you. The outcome of a particular matter can depend on a variety of factors—including the specific factual and legal circumstances, the ability of opposing counsel, and, often, unexpected developments beyond the control of any client or attorney.