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Civil Litigation


Representative Civil Litigation Matters & Decisions:

  • Attorney Discipline:
    In re Chira, 42 Cal. 3d 904 (1986) (attorney convicted of federal offense involving moral turpitude need not be actually suspended from practice)
  • Federal Procedure:
    McSherry v. City of Long Beach, 423 F. 3d 1015 (9th Cir. 2005) (motion for judgment under Fed. R. Civ. Proc. 50(a) cannot be granted before opposing party is fully heard on the issue)

    Bentler v. Bank of America, 959 F. 2d 138 (9th Cir. 1992) (for purposes of determining the “last pleading” under Fed. R. Civ. Proc. 38(a)’s 10-day limitation on demand for jury trial, the last pleading is that required to be filed between the plaintiff and any of the jointly liable defendants)
  • Negligence:
    Lubner v. City of Los Angeles, 45 Cal. App. 4th 525 (1996) (affirming judgment against City of Los Angeles for property damages resulting from City’s negligent destruction of client’s artwork)

    Mr. Overland obtained a multimillion dollar settlement on behalf of a corporate client in a legal malpractice claim against a prominent international law firm.

  • Contracts:
    Nicoletti v. Goldshtadt, LASC No. BA 556453 (2016). (Obtained $1.5 million judgment following arbitration in real estate contract dispute)
  • Trade Secrets and Civil RICO:
    Mattel Inc., v. MGA Entertainment Inc., et al.,. CV 04-9049 (2011) (obtained Rule 50 dismissal, after 2-month federal jury trial on behalf of an individual defendant as to all claims against him alleging theft of trade secrets and civil RICO relating to Bratz-Barbie dispute).