FTC vs. Xpics

Counsel for then leading adult website in U.S.A., defending against Washington, D.C. FTC office; settlement resulting in no payment by clients, despite original demands by FTC of $13,000,000 in redress.


Represented plaintiff processing companies

Represented plaintiff processing companies against alleged investment advisor and others concerning failure to repay loans in California Federal Court. Obtained judgment of $2,200,000.00 against defendants.


Represented mid-level processor against Middle Eastern bank

Represented mid-level processor against Middle Eastern bank in credit card processing matter, where our client asserted in Florida U.S. District Court breach of contract and conversion claims for reserves unpaid by offshore bank. Settled within 90 days for $800,000, the full amount outstanding.


Online merchant VS an offshore bank in Latin America

Represented an online merchant as plaintiff against an offshore bank in Latin America that had withheld over $1,200,000 in reserves and alleged fines for credit card processing. Brought suit in California though agent of bank, despite adverse choice of law and jurisdiction passages in Merchant Processing Agreement. Worked out settlement for clients within 9 month of filing for all amounts outstanding.


Lead counsel in Rhode Island litigation

Lead counsel in Rhode Island litigation brought on behalf of credit card processor against two major credit card schemes (associations) as well as against a major processor. Mediated a successful high six figure settlement, despite client’s filing bankruptcy.


VS Media, the leader of online live chat video

Representing VS Media, the leader of online live chat video, against mega- ISO/processor Pivotal Payments; successfully kept litigation in California despite Utah choice of law and jurisdiction in contract. Set to go to trial March 2013, Settled in mediation two weeks before trial within client's goals.


Representing ISO/processor Stellia Ltd.

Representing ISO/processor Stellia Ltd. Malta against B+S Card Service, GmbH, a German financial institution, in a $24,000,000 suit brought by Stellia in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas, Nevada for breach of contract, Lanham Act/unfair competition, conversion and other actions. Representation of ISO/Processor in defense against multimillion dollar suit in Utah Federal District Court and then Utah State court by UK based internet mega-merchant favorable rulings concerning Rule 41 2 Dismissal Rule leading to negative adjudication on the merits for merchant while maintaining multimillion dollar action against merchant.


Representing Verotel, an Amsterdam based company

Representing Verotel, an Amsterdam based company who in turn has sub merchants it assists in credit card processing matter, against Rizal Bank, the 4th largest Philippine Bank, seeking to recover over $1,500,000.00 not paid to Verotel by Rizal or its subsidiary Bankard. Already have successfully obtained jurisdiction over Rizal Bank in California State Court, forcing Rizal to defend here in the United States, despite Philippine choice of law provisions in merchant processing contract.