In Sacks v. Dietrich, an investor hired a non-attorney, Sacks, to represent him in a securities arbitration administered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”). FINRA, a self-regulatory organization whose rules are approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The arbitrators disqualified Sacks, who had previously been barred by the securities industry, from representing the investor. Sacks filed suit against the arbitrators. The arbitrators were found immune from civil litigation arising out of their decision.
Heimanson & Wolf recently obtained a $3.8 Million arbitration award against Congero Development Inc. for operating a Ponzi scheme. Congero, based out of Laguna Niguel, California, develops surgery centers throughout California.
A Los Angeles jury convicted Michael Jackson’s personal physician, Conrad Murray, of involuntary manslaughter. The prosecution alleged that Conrad Murray administered Propofol to Michael Jackson while making telephone calls and sending text messages. They also charged that he rendered ineffective resuscitative aid to Jackson by administering CPR on the bed rather than transferring him to a proper surface. Heimanson & Wolf currently represents the daughter of a patient who underwent dental implants and died after she was given Propofol. The daughter contends that the anesthesiologist was on his cell phone while administering the Propofol and, like Conrad Murray, he also rendered ineffective aid to his patient when she went into respiratory arrest as a result of an overdose of the anesthesia.
The Los Angeles plaintiffs’ firm Heimanson & Wolf has filed claims against a well-known brokerage house and a former investment adviser for allegedly promoting Ponzi scheme investments and preying on retired Filipino-Americans.
Heimanson & Wolf Obtains Award for Metrolink Train Victim
On Friday, September 12, 2008, a Metrolink commuter train crashed head on into a Union Pacific freight train in Chatsworth, California. The Metrolink train ran through several red signals because the engineer was sending text messages at the time. The resulting impact was devastating.
Court Reporter’s Excessive Fees Were Adverse to the Public Interest
The California Supreme Court recently ruled that the plaintiffs in Serrano v. Stefan Merli Plastering Co, S183372, enforced an important right affecting the public interest. That right is the right to a reasonable deposition fee charged by a court reporter. In Serrano, a court […]