Business Disputes

The Law Offices of Seth W. Wiener has represented individuals, corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships a wide spectrum of business disputes, ranging from antitrust claims, bankruptcy cases, breach of contract actions, trade secret misappropriation cases, and unfair competition claims. Some of the business litigations handled by Mr. Wiener are as follows:
  • Defended energy utility in coordinated federal and state antitrust litigation class actions involving allegations of fraudulent activity on electronic trading platforms, and obtained trial court dismissal of federal actions based on filed rate doctrine and appellate court dismissal of state actions based on lack of personal jurisdiction.
  • Received unanimous decision from California Supreme Court enforcing arbitration clause in consumer contract.
  • Represented debtors, creditors’ committees, and claimants in federal bankruptcy and state insolvency proceedings.
  • Acted as liaison with California Attorney General 's office regarding fraudulent conduct by broker, and assisted in obtaining monetary restitution for thousands of victims.
  • Negotiated extremely favorable settlement of breach of contract and fraud claims against individual on the morning that trial was scheduled to commence.
  • Represented former in-house chief legal officer in option backdating case.
  • Conducted an internal investigation of an international company’s broker compensation practices relating to contingent commissions and profit-sharing arrangements.
  • Successfully handled collection proceedings against a judgment debtor who had attempted to fraudulently transfer real properties to shell entities.
  • Prosecuted fraud changes arising out of real estate property transactions against bankrupt debtor.
  • Obtained a favorable settlement in case involving alleged breach of sales representative agreement.
  • Successfully first-chaired trial concerning religious institution’s right to possession of property.
  • Defeated defendant’s summary judgment motion in case involving breach of loan agreement.