After five years of highly contested litigation, Joseph Costa obtained a 6.7 million dollar judgment on behalf of his client in a real estate partnership dispute. In addition, after a trial in the Los Angeles Superior Court, West District, Joe obtained a conspiracy to defraud and fraudulent conveyance judgment of approximately $500,000 on behalf of his client. Joe also obtained two favorable decisions from the Labor Commissioner For his client the Beverly Hills talent agency Paradigm, each in the approximate amount of $100,000, with one of the cases also including an award of attorneys’ fees. Similarly, Joe was recently successful in obtaining a permanent injunction in the San Diego Superior Court on behalf of his client with respect to the distribution of Bob Marley images. Joe also obtained a favorable summary judgment on behalf of his client The gersh Agency, in connection with the Motion Picture "Trouble With the Curve." Joe was also recently named again as a “Super Lawyer” for the year 2014.
Bob Besser spent his Spring of 2015 in Federal Court in San Diego arguing over the ownership of the song publishing catalogue of the Village People. The former lead singer of that band claimed ownership to many of the songs, pursuant to copyright re-capture rights. Bob still laughs at the expressions of the juries face while watching In the Navy and YMCA videos at trial.