Successfully defended apartment developers from judicial foreclosure action and prosecuted lender liability cross-complaints in two companion cases.  Obtained dismissal of judicial foreclosure claims by demurrer and won attorney’s fees.  Defeated bank’s effort to compel judicial reference of cross-complaints in both cases based upon interpretation of ADR agreement and bank’s waiver. Obtained peremptory writ from Court of Appeal reversing order compelling arbitration, securing jury trial of lender liability claims, allowing both cases to be settled at beginning of trial.

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