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Attorneys of Croudace & Dietrich LLP possess litigation experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in general and business litigation matters, contract disputes, insurance coverage issues, fraud and other tortious claims, real property, land use and environmental claims, bankruptcy, shareholder and corporate control disputes, product liability, breach of warranty claims and trademark dilution claims. The firm’s attorneys have represented clients in various dispute resolution and litigation matters and in both state and federal court actions. Representative matters include:
  • Representation of manufacturer of custom products installed at horse racing tracks around the country in fraud and conspiracy claims under the Uniform Commercial Code against multiple supplier defendants.
  • Representation of lenders and borrowers in connection with receivership proceedings and proceedings to collect rents and profits.
  • Representation of creditors in all aspects of bankruptcy proceedings, including preparation and defense of reorganization plans, opposing, negotiating and modifying debtors’ reorganization plans, obtaining relief from stay, negotiating cash collateral stipulations and various other matters.
  • Representation of Fortune 500 company in class action alleging multiple injuries resulting from accidental release of contaminants.
  • Representation of national corporation seeking insurance coverage for environmental contamination.
  • Representation of business entities in insurance coverage disputes, including title insurance claims and bad faith denial of coverage litigation.
  • Representation of franchisees in disputes with franchisors, including breach of contract and fraud claims.
  • Representation of individuals in copyright infringement and other trade secret actions.
  • Representation of corporate defendants against discrimination claims brought by current and former employees.
  • Pursuit of claims against telecommunications provider relating to improper billing practices under California P.U.C. and pursuant to contract entered into by telecommunications company relating to equipment and service.
  • Representation of developer in defending against lender-instituted judicial and nonjudicial foreclosure proceedings, and in maintaining a lender-liability action against lender, ultimately resulting in a favorable settlement.
  • Representation of seller against $5,000,000 claim for damages based upon alleged breach of representations and warranties made by seller in connection with sale of composites business.
  • Representation of developer in appeal to the California Supreme Court challenging the actions of a city in Riverside County which deprived the developer of valuable property rights.
  • Representation of fee owners in defense against leasehold and fee simple nonjudicial foreclosure actions.
  • Representation of developers and landowners in lawsuits concerning the enforcement of easement rights.
  • Representation of developer in connection with homeowner association claims for reimbursement of infrastructure costs.
  • Representation of commercial and residential landlords and tenants in unlawful detainer and breach of lease cases.
  • Representation of partners, limited liability company members and corporate shareholders in connection with resolution of partnership, limited liability company and shareholder disputes.
  • Representation of defendants in construction defect and breach of contract actions.
  • Representation of creditors in collection actions and suits on guaranties.
  • Representation of individuals and businesses in insurance related disputes and coverage issues, including, for example, title insurance disputes and construction defect litigation.
  • Representation of an automobile dealership in a lawsuit concerning the enforcement of financing agreements.
  • Litigation involving large public agency fiduciary in connection with distribution of plan assets.
  • Pre-litigation planning in connection with seller’s negotiation of sale to multiple prospective purchasers.
  • Representation of international high-tech manufacturing company in litigation against internet domain-name “cyber-squatter.”
  • Representation of developers, lessors and lessees in connection with ground lease rental adjustment disputes.
  • Representation of subdivision model home purchasers in settlement of a dispute relating to infrastructure and landscaping completion.
  • Representation of developers and landowners in quiet title action.
  • Representation of lessee in equipment lease litigation involving buy-out issues.
  • Representation of corporate defendants in consumer class action lawsuits seeking, inter alia, rescission, compensatory and punitive damages.
  • Representation of business clients in lawsuits seeking to establish rights to patents.
  • Representation of defendants in lawsuits alleging fraud in the sale of business entities, including, but not limited to, securities fraud.

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