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Matthew G. Ball

Lead counsel in trade secrets matter involving cutting edge semiconductor technology.  Won summary judgment for defendant, and then prevailed in a subsequent attorneys fees proceeding against the plaintiff and won a substantial award for the defendant.

Lead counsel in high-stakes, "bet the company" trade secret matter. Won summary judgment in federal court after removing the case from state court 30 days before trial.
Favorably settled consumer class action on behalf of leading consumer product company accused of violating California consumer statutes regulating "buy one get one" offers.
Favorably settled consumer class action on behalf of leading retailer of high-end cooking products

Won two class actions alleging that leading maker of sparkling water falsely advertised its products as "natural" when they were synthetic.  Both class action resulted in dismissals with no compensation for the plaintiffs or plaintiffs' law firms, and one plaintiff's law firm issued a written retraction of the allegations.

Favorably settled consumer class action on behalf of maker and seller of homeopathic products.

Won summary judgment in class action alleging violations of Labor Code Section 2810; settled favorably after appeal.

Obtained finding of no liability on behalf of large industrial manufacturer as part of a four-person trial team in state court bench trial lasting more than six months where plaintiff sought a joint and several award of damages exceeding $150 million for alleged groundwater contamination

Unraveled a complex land fraud scheme on behalf of German bank leading to a large settlement from the defendants

Represented large snack food company in litigation alleging the genetically modified ingredients and certain additives were not "all natural"

Settled putative class action on a favorable, non-class basis on behalf of game console and game manufacturer after motion to dismiss filed.

Class actions consumer class actions false advertising unfair competition consumer products consumer fraud product liability videogames and solar panels.

Won false labeling class action against maker of organic dairy products; plaintiff dismissed with motion to dismiss pending
Obtained walk-away settlement with no financial compensation for plaintiff in trade secrets case brought against maker of dental practice management software.

Defeated 97% of plaintiff’s damage claims as part of a three-person trial team in federal jury trial alleging breach of contract to pay finder’s fee.

Obtained favorable settlement for the Board of Directors of a large timeshare organization in complex derivative lawsuit

Won motion to dismiss in securities fraud lawsuit after successfully asserting preemption and removing matter to federal court.

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