Whether for individuals or corporations, at  Farbstein & Blackman, we aggressively and efficiently seek results on behalf of our clients, in business, personal injury, employment, and professional liability matters.

Representative case results

Employment Law:

The firm has handled in excess of 200 employment cases in recent years. 

— Cappa v CrossTest, et al (rep. defense/cross complainant, employment/trade secrets, defense verdict/recovery on cross complaint for injunctive relief)

— Bloom v. Claimetrics Management LLC (defense of executive employment contract claim, verdict under plaintiff’s last settlement demand)

— Wagner v Houdini’s Magic Shop (defeated class certification in wage/hour case, affirmed on appeal)

— Former Executive Director v. San Francisco Zoological Society (defeated $1.5M employment claim in arbitration)

— Sexual harassment cases.  The firm recently resolved two significant sexual harassment cases on behalf of aggrieved employees with negotiated results of $500,000 and $450,000

— Martinez v Terix (rep. plaintiff, wage and hour claim, full recovery after trial, including penalties and attorneys fees)

— Pugh v See’s Candies (founding partner defended See’s Candies throughout the course of this landmark employment case, resulting in a complete defeat of the plaintiff’s case after 11 years of litigation)

Unfair Competition:

— American Mortgage Network v Loancity, et al (rep. defense/cross complainant, 6 week jury trial regarding alleged unlawful recruiting, plaintiff verdict reversed on appeal, end result: waiver of costs on main action, $100,000 recovered on cross complaint)

— Cappa v CrossTest, et al (rep. defense/cross complainant, employment/trade secrets, defense verdict/recovery on cross complaint for injunctive relief)

— Successfully represented start up companies faced with offensive trade secret and unfair competition allegations by former employers

Professional Liability:
Business Litigation:

— Obtained a $500,000 resolution for our client, in a business litigation over software fees.

— Defended a web developer against complex allegations of misperformance, resulting in a mutual release for a waiver of costs.

— Rosen v Anagnostou (defeated fraudulent transfer claim at trial).

Personal Injury:

— Fellini v Prometheus, et al (obtained a $3,84M verdict vs. State of California, plus $3.75M settlement against other defendants in wrongful death action).

— Doe v Shopping Center  (obtained a $1,020,000 settlement on the day of trial against landlord for fall at tenant’s restaurant).

— Solorio v City of San Jose, (obtained verdict for plaintiff in civil rights action over wrongful incarceration).

— Defended dozens of personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, false arrest and miscellaneous tort claims.

Past Cases

Farbstein & Blackman represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of cases. Below is a partial listing of notable cases the firm has handled in recent years.

Representing Plaintiff:

— Doe v Roe Accountancy Corp. (obtained $2.5M settlement in tax malpractice case).

— Full recovery and attorneys fees for household worker.

— Other settlements of note:  Plaintiff: $850,000 (tax professional negligence); $510,000 (sexual harassment), $1,000,020 (personal injury), $750,000 (wrongful death), $437,500 (sexual harassment), $279,000 (unpaid wages).

Representing Defendants:

— Dismissal of claims following demurrers and motions for summary judgment.


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