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Tauler Smith Prevails on Motion to Dismiss False Advertising Lawsuit Against Supplement Manufacturer for Allegedly Selling Designer Drug Ostarine

The U.S. District Court will allow claims against supplement maker Custom Nutraceuticals LLC (“Custom”), JRM Nutrasciences and Jason Mancuso dba DNA Pharma proceed after denying defendants’ Motion to Dismiss in a ruling published on July 8. Custom was sued by competitor Nutrition Distribution in federal court on January 26, 2016 (Case 2:16-cv-00173-DGC). According to the […]

Tauler Smith Obtains $10 Million Verdict Against Supplement Manufacturer

LOS ANGELES, CA – 12/18/2015 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — Commercial litigation firm Tauler Smith LLP obtained a $10.2 million jury verdict on behalf of plaintiff Ahmad Alkayali against Neocell Corporation, a nutritional supplement company, and its officers and directors (“Defendants”).  The dispute centered on the one-time manufacturer for Neocell Corporation, a company called Healthwise Nutraceuticals, Inc.  Defendants conspired to dissolve […]

Four Tauler Smith Attorneys Named to 2015 Super Lawyer list of Rising Stars

Four Tauler Smith attorneys were recently named to the 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers list of “Rising Stars,” a legal industry recognition only given to 2.5% of all lawyers in Los Angeles.  Firm Attorneys Robert Tauler, Gil Peles, Bryan Lazarski and Daniel Forouzan were given the honor. Rising Star recognition is given to attorneys who are either 40 […]

Firm Partner Matt Smith Part of Team Obtaining U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Favor of Immigrants

On June 8, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in the case of Madrigal-Barcenas v. Lynch(“Madrigal”), vacated the underlying decision of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and remanded the case for further consideration in light of the recent June 1, 2015 decision in the similar case of Mellouli v. Lynch (“Mellouli”).   Petitioner Madrigal-Barcenas […]

Claim against Firm Client Voluntarily Dismissed after Demurrer Sustained

The Plaintiff in an unfair competition lawsuit against firm client Lateral Link Group has voluntarily dismissed their claims after the Court sustained Defendant’s demurrer (motion to dismiss) to Plaintiff’s First Amended Complaint.  Plaintiff sought damages for unfair competition and interference with contractual relations, but the Court found that the claimslacked merit as pled.  The Court […]

Firm Wins Dismissal of Suit Brought By Starbucks Against Outdoor Furniture Manufacturer

Attorney Robert Tauler recently won dismissal of a claim brought by Starbucks Corporation against firm client Outdoor Lifestyle, Inc.  Starbucks filed suit in February 2013 alleging that certain chairs and tables manufactured by Outdoor Lifestyle were defective.  Tauler prevailed on a motion to stay or dismiss the action based on a forum selection clause limiting the […]

Robert Tauler named to 2014 Super Lawyer list of Rising Stars

Firm principal Robert Tauler was recently named to the 2014 Southern California Super Lawyers list of “Rising Stars,” a legal industry recognition only given to 2.5% of all lawyers in Los Angeles. Rising Star recognition is given to attorneys who are either 40 years old or younger or have been in practice for 10 years […]