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House Fire Prompts $1 Million Dispute With Airbnb

Eight Airbnb guests were staying in the three-story house that overlooked the Sonoma Valley. Fortunately, all eight escaped the flames unharmed. Minutes after they made it out, the burning house came crashing down. The Sonoma Valley Fire and Rescue fire marshal’s report on the incident notes non-code electric work near a wooden outdoor deck. Investigators […]

Appellate court upholds multimillion-dollar verdict for collagen supplement inventor

Jury ruled that NeoCell Corp. officers conspired to dissolve the majority partner’s shares inthe Irvine supplement company’s manufacturing arm. RIVERSIDE, Calif., April 8, 2019 — A jury’s $5.4 million verdict against an Irvine, Calif. skincare company for trying to cheat a business partner was unanimously upheld by a three-justice panel of the California Court of […]

Tauler Smith’s Valerie Saryan named Top 40 Young Lawyer by NAOWIL

Valerie Saryan has been selected as a Top 40 Young Lawyer in Business Law by the National Alliance of Women in Law. Saryan’s practice focuses on commercial litigation and she specializes in transactional law, fashion law, and false advertising. Saryan is a graduate of Whittier College School of Law and received her Bachelor’s degree in Political […]

Nomad Management Loses Key Rulings Against Industry Model Group in Trade Secrets Lawsuit

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ruled that a lawsuit will proceed against Co-founder and Director of Nomad Model Management LA and former employees of Industry Model Group for misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract and unfair competition, and that countersuits against Industry will be dismissed, in a series of rulings handed down against Nomad Model […]

Coco Rocha loses modeling agency battle

Coco Rocha has gotten herself caught in the middle of a model war. The cover girl, who took a management and ownership stake in Nomad Mgmt two years ago, just lost a battle with Federico Pignatelli, the owner of Industry Model Group and Pier59 Studios. Pignatelli sued Nomad after Giovanni Bernardi left Industry’s Los Angeles office […]

Doping experts contradict some of Clemson’s theories on drug test results

Medical experts this week cast doubt on some of the theories laid out by Clemson as to how three football players, including star defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence, tested positive for the banned substance ostarine prior to the College Football Playoff. In a press conference before the Cotton Bowl last month, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said […]

Athletes Falling Victim to Production Contamination

Clemson losing hope that Dexter Lawrence can play vs. Notre Dame: ‘You feel heartbroken for him’ Robert Tauler, a trial lawyer for the Los Angeles firm Tauler Smith, told the Tribune that bits of ostarine can end up in NCAA-approved supplements such as protein powder if factory workers are not careful about product “runoff” or […]

FDA isn’t alone in targeting male enhancement products laced with drugs

A company selling male enhancement products has devised a strategy to target competing products adulterated with undeclared drugs: sue the retailers that sell them. Attorney Robert Tauler can relate to the challenges facing FDA in holding accountable distributors of products marketed as dietary supplements but contaminated with undeclared prescription drugs. His law office, Tauler Smith […]