Business & complex litigation

Scali Rasmussen defends clients facing a range of commercial and consumer litigation — disputes connected to flooring lenders, franchisors, partnerships, shareholders, class actions, advertising, consumers claims and more. Whether settling a conflict at its earliest stage or defending clients against class action threats, we lead the resolution process so it's efficient and effective. Key areas of litigation counsel are:

After filing and prevailing on an anti-SLAPP motion, we triumphantly defeated a $10 million fraud claim against our financial institution client

Tested and proven at trial, and highly skilled at resolving disputes pre-trial, we have litigated and tried multimillion, “bet the company” lawsuits. We resolve conflicts and try cases in arbitration, mediation and settlement conferences, as well as at trial and on appeal. In addition to the range of corporate clients we represent, we also manage lawsuit threats for high net worth individuals and entrepreneurs.

Business and complex litigation

  • Antitrust litigation
  • Business torts (fraud, breach of contract, etc.)
  • Commercial lending and banking litigation
  • Construction litigation
  • Contract litigation
  • Defamation and trade libel
  • Franchise litigation
  • Partnership disputes and corporate dissolutions
  • Privacy and security breaches
  • Real estate litigation
  • Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA) claims
  • Trade secret litigation

Consumer litigation

  • ADA accessibility litigation
  • Advertising individual and class action defense
  • Asbestos litigation
  • Consumer credit litigation
  • Consumer product safety litigation
  • Consumers Legal Remedies Act litigation
  • Premises liability litigation
  • Proposition 65 litigation
  • Rosenthal Fair Debt Collections Practices Act claims
  • Truth-in-Leasing individual and class action defense
  • Truth-in-Lending individual and class action defense
  • Unruh Civil Rights Act litigation
  • Wrongful death and personal injury defense

Employment claims and litigation

  • Civil rights litigation
  • Disability advice and litigation (ADA, ADEA, OWBPA, FEHA, etc.)
  • Discrimination and harassment claims and litigation
  • EEOC and DFEH investigations and claims
  • ERISA, employee benefits compliance and litigation
  • FMLA and CFRA compliance and litigation
  • Labor relations advice and counsel and NLRB representation Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • Trade secret protection and litigation
  • Unfair competition and non-compete litigation
  • Wage and hour claims, litigation and class actions
  • Wrongful discharge and retaliation claims and litigation

Automotive dealer litigation

  • CCPA and privacy litigation
  • Commercial litigation
  • DMV, BAR and CARB administrative proceedings
  • Employment litigation
  • Finance & Insurance (F&I) / Truth in Lending Act (TILA) litigation
  • Flooring lender and debt-financing litigation
  • Franchise protests and litigation
  • Lemon laws, warranty, consumer and product defect litigation
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes
  • More about auto dealer disputes and litigation >

Workouts and debt financing litigation

  • Credit collection counsel
  • Floor plan facility negotiations and documentation
  • Lender liability claims
  • Loan restructuring and modifications
  • Receivership counsel

Entertainment/technology litigation

  • Agency and management contract disputes
  • Distribution agreement disputes
  • Enforcement agency disputes
  • Intellectual property litigation
  • License disputes
  • Production disputes
  • Recording contract disputes