Announcement Date: February 5, 2016
Mr. Vanderpool completed a bench trial in September of 2014 in San Bernardino County Superior Court, obtaining a six figure judgment for his real estate broker client against two former agents who stole several pending deals, real estate files, and data base. The culprits were caught on video surveillance attempting to disable the security camera prior to the thefts. Mr. Vanderpool prevailed on all causes of action in the complaint, including misappropriation of trade secrets, tortious interference with contract, unfair competition, breach of contract, and conversion. Mr. Vanderpool also obtained a complete defense verdict on the agents’ cross-complaint for breach of contract and unfair competition.