The first international civil rights case against a sovereign foreign country ever to reach trial in the United States. The case concerned claims for torture and improperly taking the plaintiff’s property in violation of international law. The case went to the United States Supreme Court and twice to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, resulting in a published opinion that is cited today in international law casebooks. (Siderman de Blake v. Republic of Argentina, 965 F.2d. 699 (9th Cir. 1992).) […]
A federal judge on Wednesday turned down Utah-based MonaVie’s request for an emergency order prohibiting a former top distributor from posting information on Facebook about the new multilevel marketing company he has joined.
In this business fraud case involving the sale of pre-paid telephone cards, Wellman & Warren represented the plaintiff, a distributor of telephone cards who sued the telephone card vendor. After a two-week jury trial, the verdict, including punitive damages, was returned in favor of plaintiff in the amount of $4,020,000.
In this trade secret and unfair business practices case, Wellman & Warren represented a multi-level marketing company whose distributors were being solicited by a competitor. The case was successfully resolved, with the opposing party agreeing to cease and desist solicitation and pay damages.
This high-profile case concerned a $20 million claim against a large garment manufacturer accused of slave labor practices and other labor law violations. It was alleged that defendant, a garment manufacturer, knowingly allowed Thai immigrant workers to become imprisoned and forced to construct garments for the various defendants.
This was a case brought by the Federal Trade Commission claiming that Wellman & Warren's multi-level marketing client was operating an illegal pyramid scheme and making improper representations to distributors.
The family of the child is suing Staples owners and operators, AEG and LA Arena Company and their architectural firm on the Tangs’ behalf.
In Monks, the California Court of Appeal found the City of Ranch Palos Verdes (City) had exacted a permanent taking on a group of land owners seeking to build homes on 16 lots in the Palos Verdes coastal peninsula area by establishing insurmountable conditions for development without a valid justification.
Representing aduli nightclubs these days can be a thankless task for First Amendment lawyers, with recent court decisions often going in favor of cities and counties that claim the clubs are magnets for crime and antisocial behavior. But Wellman and Miller last year pulled off a rare victory in a marathon legal battle with the city of La Habra.