Results

Part of the Severson and Werson team that defended two European Insurers to a defense judgment in a coverage action of global significance involving the Alien Tort Claim Act and War Exclusion, involving a Third World Energy Project. Elizabeth helped draft the summary judgment motion on whether an insured’s alleged human rights abuses were an “accident”, which the Court granted.… Read More

Represented automotive lending institution in connection with negotiation and documentation of sale and financing of eight automobile dealerships located in multiple locations in Central and Southern Texas. Read More

Representation of automotive lending Institutions in connection with negotiation and documentation of commercial real estate acquisition, construction and ground lease financing to automotive dealer groups located in all Western United States. Read More

Successful prosecution and defense of multiple individual patent cases for pioneering semiconductor and security system firms nationwide. Mr. Kenney has successfully brought a trial lawyer’s skills to firms embroiled in IP litigation for over 30 years. Read More

Defense of financial sector companies and State and Federal Rico, securities fraud and unfair trade practices litigation based upon civil enforcement provisions in those statutes. Read More

Complete defense of one of the largest State Bar prosecutions in California history, involving numerous real estate finance transactions nationwide over a period of 10 years. This was followed by successful resolution of follow-on civil malpractice litigation. Severson & Werson is California’s preeminent firm in the defense of professionals. Read More

Mr. Kenney has led trial teams in a successful defense of some of the largest auto finance cases ever tried in the U.S. These include obtaining a $40MM jury verdict against a failed auto dealer group and defending massive contract breach and lender liability claims in numerous suits throughout the U.S. Read More

Mr. Kenney has successfully defended financial institutions in scores of class actions resolved well short of trial nationwide. But few counsel have actually tried these cases to conclusion. Among his trial victories in class cases was the complete defense judgment, after a mixed jury and bench trial, of a nationwide class-action challenging automobile lease finance practices of one of the… Read More

Obtained unanimous Los Angeles jury verdict for leading Bank in commercial finance trial involving multiple low income housing projects - obtaining judgment in excess of $4.1 million including 100% of attorney fees requested by the client, and defeating multi-million dollar fraud and lender liability cross claims by failed Developer. Read More

Pro bono representation of the largely immigrant workforce at Texas border garment factory – forcing extensive safety improvements and winning significant individual damage awards. At all times, Mr. Kenney devotes a considerable portion of his workload to pro bono cases. Read More

Prosecution, investigation and 90% recovery of losses for a leading banking firm in a massive fraudulent origination scheme involving officers of the company - including resolution of related officers and directors insurance claims and wrongful termination litigation. Read More

Mr. Guzzetta acted as first chair trial counsel representing a major loan servicer in a Court trial involving claims for violation of California’s unfair competition law in San Mateo County Superior Court; Mr. Guzzetta obtained a complete victory for the client when the Court granted his motion for non-suit. Read More

Mr. Guzzetta acted as first chair trial counsel representing a major national bank in a jury trial of a claim for fraud in Sacramento County Superior Court; the jury returned a complete defense verdict, and Mr. Guzzetta obtained an award of attorneys’ fees and costs on the client’s behalf. Read More

Joseph W. Guzzetta acted as first chair trial counsel representing a major loan servicer in a three-week jury trial of claims for fraud and negligent misrepresentation in San Francisco County Superior Court. Mr. Guzzetta obtained an unanimous jury verdict of not liable on both causes of action for the client, and obtained a significant award of attorneys’ fees and costs… Read More

Joseph W. Guzzetta acted as first chair trial counsel representing a major national bank in a jury trial in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The plaintiff sought over $45 million in damages, asserting claims for fraud, negligent misrepresentation, breach of contract, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, breach of fiduciary duty, wrongful foreclosure, violation of… Read More

Joseph W. Guzzetta acted as first chair trial counsel representing a major national bank in a seven-day jury trial of claims for breach of contract and breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing brought in Contra Costa County Superior Court. The plaintiff asserted that the bank had breached a contract between the parties and that, as… Read More

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