Cases Studies

The Mascaro Law Firm and its principal attorney, Jame Mascaro, have many years of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of lawsuits ranging from auto accidents, to routine breach of contract cases, to complex commercial disputes. The following descriptions of some of those cases demonstrate the diversity of that experience:

Potter v. The Lafayette Life Insurance Co., et al.  (Superior Court of California, County of Orange) Represented the plaintiff in a investment fraud lawsuit against eleven defendants, including two life insurance companies, alleging systematic and pervasive twisting and churning of life insurance products.

AAA v. Manheim (Superior Court of California, County of Riverside) Prevailed on motion for summary judgment on behalf of wholesale vehicle auction sued by luxury vehicle dealer.

MAFS v. Select California Auto Services  (Superior Court of California, County of San Diego) Obtained six-figure judgment for commercial finance company against San Diego vehicle dealer.

Morgan Stanley v. Mega Capital  (United States District Court, Central District of California, Los Angeles Division) Represented Morgan Stanley in action against mortgage company that wrongfully refused to repurchase non-performing loans.

Casey v. U.S. Bank  (Superior Court of California, County of Orange) Represented the bankruptcy trustee of a failed investment company in action against several banks accused of helping the company’s agents loot its accounts.

Anthem v. Empire Film Group (Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles) Obtained $400,000 judgment for private investor defrauded by movie production company.

Impac v. Quick Loan Funding (Superior Court of California, County of Orange) Represented institutional investor against mortgage origination company that misrepresented material terms of pooled home loans.

Federal Trade Commission v. First Alliance Mortgage Co.  (United States District Court, Central District of California, Santa Ana Division) Represented Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of national mortgage lender in series of “predatory lending” lawsuits by Federal Trade Commission and several states.

NZMP (USA) Inc. v. Richard Marconi, et al.  (United States District Court, Central District of California, Santa Ana Division) Defended officer and director of nutritional supplement manufacturer against fraudulent conveyance and breach of fiduciary duty claims.

James v. Commonwealth Energy Corp. (Superior Court of California, County of Orange) Defended energy company accused of refusing to honor employee stock option agreements.

Amen Wardy v. Corona Highlands (Superior Court of California, County of Orange) Represented homeowner in lawsuit against community association that arbitrarily refused to approve building plans for new luxury residence.