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Multi-year, hard-fought real estate fraud case awards over 12.6 million dollars

Mr. Vanderpool obtained a $12,655,052.00 judgment and quiet title to two large commercial properties on behalf of his client investors in a real estate fraud case in Riverside County. The court specifically found that the defendant company’s President had acted intentionally, and with oppression, fraud and malice in his dealings with Plaintiffs. The court also found that the individual defendant was the alter ego of the corporate defendant and was therefore personally liable to Plaintiffs for the obligations of the corporate defendant. The judgment included over $4,655,000 in economic damages, $5 million in punitive damages, and $3 million in non-economic/emotional distress damages. This hard-fought case lasted over four years, culminating on January 18th, 2013.

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9.9 million dollar award in commercial real estate valuation

Mr. Vanderpool obtained a $9.9 million dollar binding arbitration award  on May 9th, 2013, for his clients in a commercial real estate valuation case. The arbitration took place in Los Angeles, and involved a charter school purchased and built by Mr. Vanderpool’s clients.

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Six-figure judgement awarded in bench trial for real estate broker

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.

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Complete prevail in bench trial of complex multiparty real estate case

In a complex multiparty real estate case beginning in April of 2015, Mr. Vanderpool completely prevailed in a two week bench trial, defensing all causes of action in Plaintiffs’ complaint, and prevailing on all causes of action in his clients’ cross-complaint. Plaintiffs’ complaint alleged ownership of an ocean view home in San Clemente. Plaintiffs had lived at the property for over 20 years, but had lost title due to a bank foreclosure in 1996. Plaintiffs then talked a friend into purchasing the property back from the bank, and “secretly” holding title for their benefit. Plaintiffs arranged for a loan in defendant’s name and agreed to make all payments relating to the property. Most importantly, Plaintiffs agreed to take defendant off title within one year. Plaintiffs then violated this agreement, repeatedly made late payments on the loan, damaging defendant’s credit rating, and never took defendant off title. After years of asking the Plaintiffs to abide by their agreement, defendant then sold the home to an investor. Plaintiffs filed the lawsuit against their former friend and his spouse, the buyer, the buyer’s principal, the lender and its principal, and numerous other parties associated with the purchase. Plaintiffs sought title to the property, alleging causes of action for breach of contract, breach of the implied covenant, promissory estoppel, unjust enrichment, slander of title, cancellation of instrument, declaratory relief, fraud, conversion, unfair business practices, intentional infliction of emotional distress and adverse possession. Mr. Vanderpool’s clients cross-complained for declaratory relief, quiet title and ejectment. The focus of defendants’ case was the affirmative defense of unclean hands. Defendants successfully argued that all of Plaintiffs’…

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Complete prevail in medical management and billing binding arbitration

At the last minute In January of 2014, Mr. Vanderpool was retained to try a binding arbitration case in Los Angeles at JAMS. The case was arbitrated for four days in January of 2014 at JAMS Santa Monica office. On April 2, 2014, the arbitrator issued her award. Mr. Vanderpool completely prevailed on all claims and counterclaims and obtained an $800,000.00 binding arbitration award for his medical management and billing client against a well-known medical imaging company located in the Valley. The medical imaging company brought numerous claims against Mr. Vanderpool’s client, including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, intentional interference with contract, unfair business practices, conversion, and declaratory/injunctive relief. The medical imaging company sought the return of over $8,000,000.00 in files from Mr. Vanderpool’s client without having to pay the file return fee. Mr. Vanderpool completely prevailed as to all causes of action, and the arbitrator ordered the medical imaging company to pay the return fee.

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Judgment granted on all causes of action against family quiet title and fraud case

In a bench trial in June of 2014 in Riverside, California, Mr. Vanderpool defended a quiet title and fraud case filed by a daughter against her own mother. In this extremely acrimonious trial, Mr. Vanderpool completely defensed all four of Plaintiff’s causes of action, and obtained judgment on behalf of his client on the cross-complaint. Mr. Vanderpool did not even have to put his elderly client on the stand. After a blistering cross-examination of Plaintiff, Mr. Vanderpool moved for judgment under CCP 631.8. After extensive argument by counsel, the court granted judgment in favor of Mr. Vanderpool’s client on all causes of action and the cross-complaint.

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Significant personal injury jury verdicts, commercial and real estate verdicts

Tried significant personal injury action in Los Angeles to jury verdict, awarded ten times policy limits; prosecuting and settling numerous personal injury actions for plaintiffs; prosecuting commercial unlawful detainer actions for landlords; defending wrongful death action for safety consultant; defending and prosecuting numerous commercial actions between businesses; prosecuting million dollar real estate fraud action in Riverside County; handling arbitration action between landowners and tenants; defending and prosecuting numerous complex probate litigation actions, 2011 – current.

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Comprehensive litigation for several major real estate developers, products liability, personal injury

Handling all litigation for several major real estate developers, including actions by and against major banks, subcontractors, and design professionals; prosecuting complex real estate fraud cases; defending assault and battery action, and prosecuting several significant personal injury cases, 2007-2010.

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Food manufacturer and distribution representation

Represented major Filipino food manufacturer and distributor in all civil and commercial cases, Los Angeles and Orange County, 1992-20006.

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Business practices, personal guarantee action, and 40 million dollar fraudulent conveyance claim

Prosecuted action against roofer on behalf of homeowner for negligence, (Orange County Superior Court); tried to jury verdict a catastrophic hobby injury – model airplane (Los Angeles Superior Court), complex collection, unfair business practices and trademark case between food manufacturers and distributors (Orange County Superior Court), defending personal guarantee action (Los Angeles Superior Court), defending client in attorney fee dispute (Orange County Superior Court), and co-counsel defending numerous defendants in 40 million dollar alter ego-fraudulent conveyance claim, 2005-2006.

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6.7 million dollar jury verdict complex real estate

$6.7 million jury verdict, damages re-trial after appeal, complex real estate case, Orange County Superior Court – (Murrieta v. Wells Fargo), 2004.

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$950,000 jury verdict sports injury

$950,000 jury verdict, sports injury – Los Angeles Superior Court (Etheredge v. USA Inline), 2002.

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Complete defense jury verdict plus cross-complaint verdict

Obtained complete defense jury verdict for client and $25,000 verdict on cross-complaint against plaintiff in complex homeowner association, harassment, civil rights and defamation case, Orange County Superior Court – (Schwarz v. Montego), 2001.

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Major California real estate lender

Defended and prosecuted all civil commercial actions on behalf of major real estate lender in California from 1998-2000.

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Complex real estate action leasehold right retention

Tried complex real estate action (combined unlawful detainer and lease forfeiture) on behalf of lessee, successfully retaining leasehold rights. Riverside Superior Court (Riverside Land v. Anhalt Family Trust), 1999-2000.

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4.9 million dollar wrongful foreclosure jury verdict

$4.9 million jury verdict, complex real estate, wrongful foreclosure case – Orange County Superior Court (Chevron v. Mac Partners), 2000.

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Major New York real estate lender

Defended real estate lender in 4 million dollar commercial claim in bench trial, United States District Court, Southern District of New York (Franklin v. Preferred Credit Corp), 1999.

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1 million dollar bench verdict

$1 million bench verdict, complex fraud, quiet title and alter ego action – Riverside Superior Court (Ortega Oaks v. Oaks Park), 1996.

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Successful defense of non-medical malpractice

Successfully defended medical clinic and physicians in numerous civil and commercial cases in California State Court (non-medical malpractice), 1995-1999.

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Successfully defended homeowner in homeowner association case

Successfully defended homeowner in homeowner association case regarding basketball hoop, obtained monetary sanctions against the HOA and HOA attorneys (case confidential), 1994.

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1 million dollar jury verdict

$1 million jury verdict, personal guarantees, alter ego and fraudulent conveyance action. Orange County Superior Court (Commerce Bank v. Sand Dollar), 1993.

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