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Jeffrey Howard Lerman

Jeffrey Lerman’s Legal Cases

8 total

  • Construction Defect Claim:

    Practice Area:
    Construction and development
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2008
    Outcome:
    We were successful in settling case under confidential terms.
    Description:
    We represented a homeowner asserting a multi-million dollar claim against multiple contractors relating to defective work on both original construction and repair scopes. Almost every contractor had its insurance company involved, so we built a substantial case that was strong enough to convince all defendants and their carriers to provide enough settlement dollars to satisfy our client.
  • Boundary line dispute

    Practice Area:
    Real estate
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2008
    Outcome:
    We successfully settled the case to the client's satisfaction.
    Description:
    Represented a homeowner against neighboring tennis club. Tennis court had encroached on my client's property for several decades. Here's a testimonial from our client: "My case, by most accounts, was just about a lost cause from the very outset. You took me seriously, did not give up on me, did your best to inform me of all the obstacles without discouraging me. All your hours of research and planning did lead to exactly what I hoped for, the acquisition of a 22.5 inch strip of land. Many, many thanks and my most sincere and best wishes for more successes in the years to come."
  • Fraud claim

    Practice Area:
    Real estate
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2005
    Outcome:
    We successfully settled this claim to the client's satisfaction.
    Description:
    We defended a seller against a claim that he concealed material information from the buyer that resulted in substantial alleged money damages.
  • Collection

    Practice Area:
    Business
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2004
    Outcome:
    We succeeded in getting the judgment set aside, getting the lawsuit dismissed as against his son, and getting the lawsuit stayed.
    Description:
    Successfully defended client against collection complaint. When the client came to this office, he was confronted with a judgment that had been obtained against him, his wife and son. Here's a testimonial from that client: ""Your work and results to date have been in my opinion exceptional!"
  • Keimer v. Hyperion

    Practice Area:
    Class action
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1999
    Outcome:
    Prevailed in the California Court of Appeals as reported in the published decision Keimer v. Buena Vista Books, Inc., 75 Cal. App 4th 1220, 89 Cal Rptr. 2nd 781 (1999).
    Description:
    Class Action-Unfair Business Practices: Represented the plaintiff class to sue the Disney publishing company Hyperion for false advertising related to its famous "Beardstown Ladies" book. This important case changed the way books are published and advertised and was reported and discussed in several articles including 'Selling Snake Oil', Brill's Content, February, 2000.
  • Breach of Contract

    Practice Area:
    Real estate
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1997
    Outcome:
    After a 14-day jury trial, we prevailed.
    Description:
    We represented the owner of a shopping center who was sued by one of his tenants (a night club operator) for breach of contract and related claims arising from a fire at the nightclub. We counter-claimed against the tenant asserting negligence and related claims.
  • Malpractice Claim

    Practice Area:
    Litigation
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1997
    Outcome:
    We settled the case to the client's satisfaction.
    Description:
    Represented plaintiff in a lawsuit against former law firm (one of the largest in the world) in which we asserted a malpractice claim against that law firm. Here's a testimonial from that client: "He [Jeff] is currently handling litigation for me where the amount in dispute is seven figures. Jeff understands the pros and cons in a business situation and is able to alert me about landmines that might exist. He covers all the bases, so there are no surprises. Furthermore, he is up front about everything and never misleads me. With other attorneys, you may not get the whole truth. So you get into a project and end up wasting money because the attorney wasn't truthful about all the aspects of the case. Jeff is very honest. He is also very easy to work with. Jeff has done a great job and I'm very pleased with his service."
  • Commercial Eviction

    Practice Area:
    Litigation
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1997
    Outcome:
    We were successful in evicting the tenant.
    Description:
    We represented a landlord to evict a tenant from a commercial building in a vigorously disputed trial. Here's a testimonial from that client: "Jeff Lerman has handled both contract negotiations and litigation for my company. He is a very good negotiator upon whom I rely. He is aggressive and persistent and never lets anything get by. He is also very thorough and detail-oriented when he needs to be. At the same time, Jeff is friendly and I feel very comfortable with him. I would highly recommend him."