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We proudly focus exclusively on the representation of dealerships. We are also passionate about motivating and helping dealerships institute processes and procedures to avoid common mistakes as well as helping them avoid consumer claims altogether. To that end, ALG provides special pricing packages and highly discounted hourly rates for dealerships that have policies and procedures in place. (Please see details in Pricing) CLRA (Consumer Legal Remedies Act), ASFA, (Automobile Sales Finance Act), the Song Beverly Act, fraud and misrepresentation, and Unfair Business Practices.  

ALG attorneys have significant experience in:

  • CLRA Demand Letter and Offers of Rectification
  • Fraud and Misrepresentation claims
  • Bad Faith Prosecution by Plaintiff
  • Defending against Punitive Damages
  • Lemon Law and Song Beverly Claims
  • Vehicle Sales and Lease contracts (RISC)
  • Auto warranty issues and safety inspections
  • False Advertising and Bait and Switch Claims

Civil Litigation & Consumer Lawsuits

ALG attorneys have experience in general civil litigation with a proven track record of success in judge and jury trials and when necessary appeals.  We concentrate on defense of automobile dealerships from county courts and appeal, including CLRA (Consumer Legal Remedies Act), ASFA, (Automobile Sales Finance Act), the Song Beverly Act, fraud and misrepresentation, and Unfair Business Practices.  We also represent dealerships in a variety of business disputes against bond companies, financing companies, and other third-party vendors to dealerships.

The team of attorneys at ALG have substantial expertise in responding to CLRA demand letters and offers of rectification. Often a proper response to a CLRA Demand Letter can be decisive in determining the outcome of the litigation. Specifically, we have a long track record of handling consumer disputes. Coupled with our in-depth knowledge of litigation tactics, our team reacts quickly when needed and is able to quickly formulate case strategies to achieve ultimate success.

Our team brings substantial depth of expertise to the practice whether the case is in State Court, Federal Court or even Appellate Court. Moreover, our lawyers have represented clients in litigation situated in various states, including Northern and Southern California, Texas, Florida, Maryland, Wisconsin, Utah, and Montana.  Our lawyers have represented individually owned dealerships, family owned partnerships, as well as new car franchises.

Notable Litigation Experience

Vasquez v. Steven Creek Chrysler/Dodge (November 2011) (CLRA Dispute)

Successfully represented defendant Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge dealer in a claim of fraud under Consumer Legal Remedies Act, in a trial in Santa Clara County Superior Court resulting in judgment in favor of our client. During trial plaintiff admitted to fraud by one of the plaintiff’s lawyers which resulted in a malicious prosecution claim against the plaintiff’s attorney.

Zaheri v. Estes Automotive Group II, Inc. et al., Case No. HG07360209(2013) (Lease Dispute)

Successfully obtained judgment in excess of $1.3 million against defendants in a judge trial for various causes of action concerning breach of lease contract. (2013)

Denike v. Steven Creek Chrysler Jeep Dodge (CLRA/Song Beverly Dispute)

Represented dealership in a full jury trial defense of CLRA, misrepresentation, concealment, and Song Beverly claim and punitive damages.

Martinez v. Pleasanton Chrysler Jeep Dodge (2016) (CLRA Dispute)

Successfully represented dealership against CLRA, claims, fraud, misrepresentation, unfair business practices and $585,000 in punitive damages and intentional business practices.   

Flores v. Pleasanton Chrysler Jeep Dodge (2015) (CLRA Dispute)

Successfully, defended dealership in a full bench trial defense of CLRA, misrepresentation, and concealment, claim and punitive damages. After trial settlement included Plaintiff in paying a portion of the dealership’s settlement.

Class action CLRA claims against VW, Chrysler and Nissan Dealers (Consumer Dispute)

ALG attorneys represented Volkswagen, Chrysler and Nissan dealerships in defending various Consumers Legal Remedies Act (CLRA) class action claims.

Kalantari v. NITV, Inc., 352 F.3d 1202 (9th Cir. Cal. 2003) (Business Dispute)

A published opinion by the 9th Circuit Court. In an Appeal from the U.S. District Court, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed District Court’s summary judgement concerning Copyrights and embargo issued by President Clinton.

Rexall sundown v. Mathias Rath (Business Dispute)

A 5.5 week jury trial in Florida. ALG. obtained favorable jury verdict against major law firm Greenberg Traurig in a case concerning intellectual property royalties disputes. The original disputed amount exceeded $250 million dollars.

Momento, Inc v. Seccion Amarilla USA (Business Dispute)

A copyright and antitrust case in Nor.Cal. ALG. obtained favorable settlement against major law firm Mayer Brown in a case reminiscent to David v. Goliath in which the defendant is owned by one of the wealthiest men in the world, Carlos Slim.

Mathias Rath v. Advance Biomedical Research (Business Dispute)

A 7 day arbitration hearing in New York. ALG. obtained judgment in excess of $900,000 against against New York firm McElroy Deustsch Mulvaney & Carpenter in a case concerning clinical trial research dispute.

Davoodi v. Hoozad Inc. (Business Dispute)

Successfully represented defendant in a preliminary injunction action regarding sale of corporate stock.

Dixon Gas Club LLC v. Safeway et al. (2012) (Business Dispute)

Successfully obtaining a preliminary injunction order against defendant Safeway in an anti-competition lawsuit in the Superior Court of California Alameda County. Attorney of record Ali Kamarei was interviewed by local TV stations regarding this victory. (2012)

East Jordan Plastics v. Ainong USA (2012) (Business Dispute)

Successfully represented defendant in defeating a trademark infringement preliminary injunction in the U.S. Central District Court of California. The trademarks in suit weer Reg. 1,587,878; Reg.2,555,659; Reg. 1,373,862 (2012)

MAKS Broadcasting Inc., v. Kiumarz Lenahard Inc. et al. (Lease Dispute)

Prevailed at trial in defense of claim exceeding $2.5 million dollars in a landlord/tenant matter before Judge Terry Friedman is an author of TRG Landlord Tenant practice guide for lawyers.

Tan Tee Tan v. U.S. Bank, et al. (October 2010) (Business Dispute)

Successfully represented two co-defendants (J&J Seafoods, Inc.), in a two-phase trial, against a claim of conversion and punitive damages in a jury trial, which resulted in dismissal of both defendants.

Chattery International Inc., v. Jolida, Inc., (March 2011) (Business Dispute)

Successfully defeated Plaintiff’s Preliminary Injunction in the United States District Court The District of Maryland concerning trademark infringement which resulted in a published opinion by District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr.

Modern Fence Technologies Inc. v. Qualipac Home Improvements Corp. (Business Dispute)

Successfully represented defendant in The United States District Court Eastern District of Milwaukee concerning trademark infringement and antitrust matters in a jury trial, which resulted in full dismissal of the defendant and the invalidation of plaintiff’s trademarks (Reg. 291700 & Reg. 3337669).

 

If you would like to know more about the details of any of the above-mentioned cases, please do not hesitate to call us.