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Civil Practice that Emphasizes Complex Litigation

“AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell, (the “AV” rating is the highest rating given and is awarded only upon reaching “heights” of professional excellence, both in terms of legal ability and ethical standards) the law firm of ARIAS OZZELLO & GIGNAC LLP represents clients through its civil practice in the most complex litigation. Such litigation includes class actions and mass torts in state and federal courts throughout the United States. We also handle transactional law and general business counsel. Some of our practice areas include: Class Actions, Mass Torts, Employment Law, Antitrust Litigation, Business & Commercial Litigation, Civil/Statutory Rights, Consumer Protection, Construction Defects, Disability Rights, Entertainment Litigation, Environmental/Toxic Torts, Insurance Law, Telecommunications & Internet Litigation and Unfair Business Practices. We are truly prepared and have extensive experience in nearly every area of civil law and business litigation. Our legal experience also includes personal injury and employment law.   

We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients over the last 20 + years.  We have also successfully defended dozens of individuals and business entities who have been the target of lawsuits. Since we are trial attorneys, we always prepare for trial even as we seek to settle our cases in our clients' best interests Of course we have achieved settlements on countless occasions, but we are more than confident with our ability to proceed to trial. We will do what is best to vindicate the rights of our clients.  You can rest assured that if our opposition does not come to the table with a fair settlement,  trial is a distinct possibility.

Class Action Trial Attorneys for your most Difficult Legal Challenges

ARIAS OZZELLO & GIGNAC has handled class action cases across the country.  We have represented millions of class participants and recovered millions in damages.  In fact, we are a rare law firm in that we have tried numerous class action cases. Taking such cases to trial is not a common occurrence with most class action attorneys. We do not count on a settlement in such cases and we do not take on class actions unless we are prepared to go to trial. We have the resources to confront the most complex legal challenges including class action lawsuits. Taking such cases to trial is often the most effective way to insure fair compensation and that the wrongful conduct of the defendant does not continue.

Personal Injury & Employment Law Representation

Our law firm has extensive experience successfully representing people who have suffered personal injury due to another party’s negligence. We also have attorneys focused on employer’s wrongful conduct. Our long history of success shows that we have the resources to represent you. Not only do have the ability to represent you,  we will seek the maximum compensation that you deserve.  We do not charge a consultation fee and if we do not win your case, you will owe us nothing. 

We have handled personal injury cases involving:

  • Wrongful Death  
  • Brain Injuries 
  • Automobile Accidents 
  • Slip/Trip and Fall 
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Mass Transit Accidents 
  • Elder Abuse  
  • Defective Products and Drugs 
  • Sexual Assault and many other areas

We have also handled innumerable employment law cases involving:

  • Wrongful Termination 
  • Age, Gender & Race Discrimination 
  • Sexual Harassment 
  • Hostile Work Environment
  • Wage & Hour Violations
  • Whistle-Blower Rights 
  • Failure to Pay Overtime and many other areas

If you have been injured by a person or a product or been subjected to an improper employment practice, call us. Our experience in some of the most complex cases makes us the ally that you need.  Your situation may seem overwhelming to you. Our team can take a large part of the burden off of your shoulders.  We can be reached at 800-475-2570 if you would like to discuss your circumstances with an attorney in a free consultation. 

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SEC Shuts Down Cloud Computing Scam Targeting Asians, Hispanics

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday said it has shut down a worldwide pyramid scheme that falsely promised fast gains to tens of thousands of Asian-American, Hispanic and foreign investors from cloud computing services.

A federal judge on Thursday granted the regulator's request for an asset freeze over entities operating as WCM and WCM777, which are based near Los Angeles and in Hong Kong and run by Ming Xu of Temple City, California.

WCM and WCM777 allegedly raised more than $65 million since March 2013 by promising people they could double their money in 100 days by investing between $399 and $1,999 in cloud services such as website hosting, data storage and software support.

But instead, according to the SEC, Xu and the WCM entities would use some new money to pay older investors, and spent other funds on two California golf courses and other properties, and to play the stock market. Xu is also known as Phil Ming Xu.

U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder in Los Angeles imposed the asset freeze and ordered a temporary receiver over the defendants' assets. The SEC is also seeking to recoup illegal gains and impose civil penalties.

The case is SEC v. World Capital Market Inc et al, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, No. 14-02334.

Fandango, Credit Karma in Security-Flaw Settlement

The Federal Trade Commission says the mobile apps of movie ticket seller Fandango and credit report provider Credit Karma may have exposed millions of users' sensitive personal information, including credit card data and social security numbers.

The FTC said Friday that the companies failed to properly secure their apps for several years, potentially exposing information users sent or received through the apps.

Fandango and Credit Karma fixed the security issue last year. The companies say they are not aware of any individual's information being stolen. The FTC says that would be difficult to trace.

Fandango, owned by cable provider Comcast Corp., and Credit Karma agreed to settle the FTC's charges.