Major Case Experience
We get results! Steven R. Young has conducted more than 175 jury trials. Our verdicts and settlements include:
July 2010 -- Victory on Class Action Wage Trial
Mr. Young entered the case one week before trial and, after a month and a half in trial, obtained a unanimous jury verdict that the pay plan was an artifice and subterfuge to evade California's overtime laws.
June 2010 -- $2,098,200.00 verdict
CBS sued its top credit card processing sales specialist to collect a series of promissory notes the sales person signed. Mr. Young reviewed the case, and filed a cross complaint alleging the illegality of the transactions and seeking damages. CBS dismissed its complaint one month before trial and the case proceeded to trial on the cross complaint. After one and a half months in trial, the jury returned a verdict of $2,098,200.00. Before the matter proceeded to the punitive damages phase, CBS settled the case by paying $2,250,000.00.
Mr. Young represented a client in a fraudulent conveyance suit seeking to enforce several judgments Mr. Young obtained. The verdicts totaled $33,000,000.00. The Defendants were a group of doctors who had fraudulently transferred 18 different parcels of real estate and stocks in four different enterprises among a series of entities to avoid collection. The suit settled with Defendants transferring all parcels of real estate to Mr. Young’s client.
Plaintiffs hired Mr. Young one week before a five-week legal malpractice trial commenced. Despite the complexity of the case, Mr. Young presented the case in an understandable, compelling fashion. Mr. Young asked the jury for $5,000,000.00. The jury responded with an award for $21,432,000.00 for compensatory damages. After the jury returned the verdict, Plaintiffs waived the right to proceed with a request for punitive damages.
Plaintiff hired Mr. Young three months before a six week trial of a complicated wrongful termination suit in which all parties, including the plaintiff, believed Plaintiff was an independent contractor and not entitled to protection as an employee under California Labor Code. The jury awarded Plaintiff $10,000,000.00 against the employer for wrongful termination in violation of public policy and fraud, and awarded Plaintiff $5,000,000.00 against the company owner for retaliation.
Plaintiff was subjected to 21 separate lawsuits either filed or financially supported by a conspiracy to ruin him. After the conspirators seized control of Plaintiff’s company, they put the company in bankruptcy and generated false financial statements that showed Plaintiff owed the company substantial sums. The conspirators then purchased through bankruptcy, the "assets" comprised of nonexistent claims. At trial, a unanimous jury verdict agreed and assessed damages plus punitive damages of more than $1 million against the two Defendants that disputed the claims. The trial court then entered default judgments against the other conspirators. The judgment awarded in excess of $9,500,000.00 to Plaintiff.