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Burt Legal Files Lawsuit against Sunner Investments, LLC for Breach of Contract, Fraud, and Unfair Competition.

The Law Office of Joshua A. Burt filed a lawsuit today against Sunner Investments, LLC, Surinder S. Sunner, and Harpreet K. Sunner for breach of contract, fraud, wrongful eviction, unfair business practices, and other related claims.  The complaint alleges that Sunner Investments and its owners sold their interest in a convenience store even though they never had the intention to actually transfer the business and its property to Plaintiffs. The complaint further alleges that Defendants conspired to and did take back the business and failed to return any of the purchase money or the money Plaintiffs’ invested in the business. Plaintiffs are seeking compensatory damages in excess of $1,000,000.00 in addition to punitive damages.

Burt Legal Files Lawsuit against Jordan Mellett for Assault and Battery Causing Severe Head Trauma.

The Law Office of Joshua A. Burt filed a lawsuit today against Jordan Mellett for assault, batter and related causes of action.  The complaint alleges that Jordan Mellett beat the Plaintiff, causing severe and long lasting brain trauma and realted cognitive impairments. Plaintiff is seeking compensatory damages and punitive damages.

Burt Legal Files Lawsuit against Vahe Aftandilian for Fraud, Breach of Contract, and Deficiency Judgment

The Law Office of Joshua A. Burt filed a lawsuit today against Vahe Aftandilian for fraud, breach of contract, and for a deficiency judgment.  The complaint alleges that Vahe Aftandilian sold a portion of his car wash business by enticing an investor using falsified profit and loss statements. It further alleges that Vahe Aftandilian failed to make payments to this investor as required by a property mortgage. The complaint also alleges that, after the property was foreclosed upon by a third party, Vahe Aftandilian failed to pay the investor the remaining amount due on the property loan. Plaintiff is seeking compensatory damages and a deficiency judgment totaling at least $1,650,000.00 and punitive damages.

Joshua Burt Named 2013 Rising Star in General Litigation by Super Lawyers – Southern California

The Law Office of Joshua A. Burt and BurtLegal.com are pleased to announce that Joshua Burt has been selected as a Rising Star in General Litigation by Super Lawyers –Southern California.

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Joshua Burt specializes in civil litigation with a focus on employment, personal injury, wrongful death, trademark, copyright, trade dress and rights of publicity law. Mr. Burt’s has represented clients of all sizes and types; ranging from individuals who suffered discrimination at the hands of employers to Fortune 100 companies enforcing intellectual property rights worldwide.

Joshua has represented clients in matters before the Ventura, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside County Superior Courts, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Central District of California, Southern District of California, Northern District of California,  Eastern District of Texas, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (including the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board), and the Copyright Office.

Joshua’s diverse experiences and academic background allow him to provide clients with exceptional big firm service at an affordable small firm cost.

For questions or to schedule a consultation, please contact the Law Office of Joshua A. Burt at 805-652-1211 or burtlegal@burtlegal.com or by using the Quick Contact form to the right.

Burt Legal Files Lawsuit against Austin Paulus and Mark Paulus for Personal Injuries Sustain in an Auto versus Bicycle Accident.

The Law Office of Joshua A. Burt filed a lawsuit today against Austin Paulus and Mark Paulus for a motor vehicle accident involving a car hitting a bicycle.  The complaint alleges that Defendant negligently drove his car into a bicyclist causing severe and long lasting head injuries.

Burt Legal Files Lawsuit against Clinicas Del Camino Real for Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, and Failure to Pay Overtime.

The Law Office of Joshua A. Burt filed a lawsuit today against Clinicas Del Camino Real, Corp. for disability discrimination, wrongful termination, wage and hour violations, and other related claims.  The complaint alleges that Clinicas Del Camino Real refused to accommodate the injuries suffered by its employee while on the job.  Plaintiff alleges that, with just a few small accommodations, she would have been able to continue her work without any problems.  Instead, the complaint alleges, that Clinicas Del Camino Real retaliated against and then terminated Plaintiff’s  employment.  The Plaintiff is seeking damages for lost wages, unpaid wages, emotional trauma, and punitive damages.

Burt Legal Files Lawsuit against Barlow Respiratory Hospital for Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice, and Elder Abuse.

The Law Office of Joshua A. Burt filed a lawsuit today against Barlow Respiratory Hospital for wrongful death, medical malpractice, elder abuse, and related causes of action.  The complaint alleges that Barlow Respiratory Hospital ignored or failed to respond to a patient who was in severe heart distress for over six hours. The complaint further alleges that, during these six hours, the patient suffered dozens of ventricular fibrillation (vfib) and ventricular tachycardia (vtach) that Barlow’s staff either ignored or were not present to monitor in gross violation of the standard of care. The complaint also contends that Barlow intentionally understaffed its facility, causing the death of the patient, in order to save money.  Plaintiff is seeking compensatory damages and punitive damages.

Burt Legal Obtains Settlement for $300,000.00 in Sexual Assault and Employment Harassment Case

Today, The Law Office of Joshua A. Burt secured a $300,000.00 settlement in favor of a young woman who claimed to have been sexually assaulted by the owner and executive of the company she worked for.  The client and employer were in the field marketing the company’s products.  Our client claims the employer repeatedly touched her in inappropriate ways, made vulgar statements, forcibly kissed her, and attempted to pull her pants off and touch her inappropriately.  Fortunately, our client was able to escape before anything else transpired.

Our client then quit her employment and engaged The Law Office of Joshua A. Burt to aid her in the resolution of her case.  After significant negotiations, The Law Office of Joshua A. Burt was able to obtain the $300,000.00 settlement for its client.  Our client expects to use this settlement for her living expenses until she is able to find new employment and as a comfort following this tragic incident.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of a physical attack such as a sexual assault, or has been the subject of harassment or discrimination in the workplace, The Law Office of Joshua A. Burt has many years of experience handling such claims.  We have obtained sizable settlements and judgements on behalf of our clients.  Please contact us for a free consultation.

Burt Legal Obtains Judgment For $429,779.00

Today, The Law Office of Joshua A. Burt secured a judgment in favor of its client, Kristine Avalos, in the matter of Avalos v. Wahome, et al. in the sum of $429,779.00 plus attorneys’ fees.  The defendants, Michael Wahome and his companies, subjected Ms. Avalos to terrible sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation during her employment.  Ms. Avalos was the only woman in a business dominated by aggressive and inappropriate men who sought to demoralize Ms. Avalos and make her quit.  When she refused to quit, the targeting of Ms. Avalos both escalated and became more frequent until the defendants ultimately fired her for her complaints.

This judgment will help Ms. Avalos recover from her wrongful termination and inability to work as a result of the traumatic events she suffered while employed by the defendants.

Burt Legal Files Lawsuit against Ensign Energy Services for Sexual Battery, Sexual Orientation Harassment and Wrongful Termination

The Law Office of Joshua A. Burt filed a lawsuit today in Federal Court against Ensign Energy Services, two of its subsidiaries and two of its employees for sexual battery, sexual orientation harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination and other related claims.  The complaint alleges that Ensign’s employees accused the Plaintiff of being a homosexual and routinely sexually battered the Plaintiff.  One one occasion, an employee threw Plaintiff to the ground and stripped his outer layer of clothes before grabbing his genitals.  All the while make reference to Plaintiff’s alleged sexual orientation.  Another time, when the employees were staying at a hotel for work, an employee barged into Plaintiff’s hotel room and accosted him while he was taking a shower.  These employees continued to sexually batter and harass Plaintiff on numerous other occasions.  However, Plaintiff’s complaints to management were ignored.  In fact, when Plaintiff made his final complaint, his manager expressed that he didn’t care and promptly fired Plaintiff.  The Plaintiff is seeking damages for lost wages, emotional and physical trauma, and punitive damages.


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