We filed lawsuit against Skyworks for violation of California’s Privacy Right/Right of Publicity Statute (California Civil Code 3344) that provides compensation to victims for the knowing use of their image without prior consent.
Skyworks hired the national law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Philips, LLP and spared no expense in defending against our model’s claims. But after almost two years of litigation, dozens of depositions, discovery battles and overcoming a potential death knell Motion for Summary Judgment, our we brought Skyworks to the negotiating table resulting in a very favorable compromise for all our models.
This case demonstrates our ability to take on the biggest of defendants, the best law firms in the country, and simply put, go “toe to toe” with them. This lawsuit also represents our ability to go the long haul and our talent for implementing strategic negotiation tactics.
After launching a series of complex pleadings, including a Motion for Summary Judgment, a rare Writ of Mandamus, and after engaging in several lengthy negotiations with the SEC, the City Attorney, and presentations to the San Diego City Council, our team of litigators helped Mr. Uberuaga reach a favorable settlement with the SEC and the City of San Diego. The settlement marked the end to a lengthy and costly battle for Mr. Uberuaga and allowed him to finally enjoy his long-deserved retirement.
PFC John Jodka hired attorney Joseph N. Casas to represent him against the charges levied by the United States after a lengthy investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS).
After one of Jodka’s squad mates (Navy Corpsman Melson J. Bacos) testified against he and the other Marines, Mr. Casas and his co-counsel Colonel Jane Siegel (USMC, JAG, Ret.) negotiated a deal with the government that resulted in the dismissal of the serious offenses of murder and kidnapping in exchange for a plea to the lesser charges of assault and obstruction of justice, resulting in a very favorable outcome for John Jodka. This case resulted in Mr. Casas’ appearance in national TV shows such as Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” and CNN’s “The Situation Room”.
US v. Grayson represents one of the largest and most expensive military criminal cases in US history. After a trial, on June 5, 2008, Grayson was acquitted of all charges levied against him setting up the acquittal and/or dismissal of charges against several Marines involved in the incident.
Attorney Joseph N. Casas has served as FIELD’s General Counsel for several years. In this role he has assisted the organization and its executive leadership and board of directors in addressing a myriad of legal issues including, but not limited to, reviewing and drafting contracts, negotiating transactions with institutions of higher learning, and providing legal advice during board meetings.