1900 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90067

(310) 201-0010

Stacie Feldman Hausner, Esq.

Business / Commercial Contract

Representative Cases

  

  • Lemon law dispute involving 15 repair orders for transmission and seat belt system issues in a luxury car that had less than 60,000 miles.


  • A usury case in which multiple parties invested money with their friend for various business opportunities over the course of many years. The friends argued that the payments involved usurious loans at a rate of 15% interest.
  • Breach of contract dispute relating to the distribution and sale of solar energy.

  • Multi-million dollar dispute involving the alleged breach of contract between an e-gaming company and its distribution platform.

  • Dispute involving the alleged failure to compensate a health insurance agent for continual enrollments after termination of his association with the agency. Many accounting issues were involved in the dispute.

  • Dispute involving a forged deed of trust and failure to pay on a large personal loan.

  • Breach of contract dispute involving a textile manufacturer and distributor who would purchase the materials overseas and deliver them to the United States manufacturer.

  • Dispute involving job duties and compensation for a family-run advertising partnership.

  • Numerous disputes involving the division of assets following the separation of partners under partnership agreements.

  • Business dispute involving a television station and the its television broadcasting network. Case was resolved by entering into a new favorable contract for both parties that involved advertising time, revenue sharing, and crawlers.

  • Class action lawsuit in which the class sued for wrongful collection letters due to the discharge of debt from an earlier settlement agreement.

  • Married couple sued their credit card company for failing to reimburse the couple for money paid to wedding venue due to guests suffering from food poisoning.

  • Workers Compensation Insurance case in which worker classification codes were allegedly erroneous in order to get lower workers compensation premiums from a PEO.

  • Dispute for promissory fraud in which plaintiff alleged that defendants promised him a regional distributorship in the solar energy industry.

  • Students sued their now defunct vocational school, as well as the owner, for fraudulent representations during recruitment as to job placement as well as predatory collection practices.

  • The seller of a pharmacy sued to rescind a purchase agreement that sold the pharmacy for $20 million in a secured note, due to the failure of the purchaser to pay money on the note. The purchaser of the pharmacy sued for fraud, alleging that the purchase price was obtained by seller’s fraudulent representation of revenue in the reporting of PPO compounding versus workers’ compensation claims. Additionally, the son of the seller cross-complained against the purchaser for breach of an oral agreement for the purchaser to reimburse him for out-of-pocket marketing expenses.

  • Breach of contract case in which billing service provider for doctors alleged that client doctor breached the terms of their contract for services when he failed to timely and fully pay 5.5% fee on amounts collected from insurance providers and Medicare/Medical, and when he then discontinued his use of billing services for the year remaining on the contract.

  • Commercial landlord sued his tenant, a martial arts studio, for breach of contract when the studio failed to make timely and complete lease payments due to a loss of funding from an investor.

  • Dispute involving a photographer who sued a storage property owner for conversion when the storage facility allegedly removed and lost millions of dollars in photographs from the photographer’s leased storage unit 3 days after the expiration of her storage lease.

  • Fraud dispute in which the buyer of a multi-million dollar bank note sued the seller of the note for fraudulent representations regarding the price that the seller had initially paid for the note.

  • Breach of contract dispute involving an oral agreement in which plaintiff gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to defendant to invest in his businesses, including the production of a movie. Plaintiff alleged that defendant inappropriately gained large returns on the investment and managerial fees, while plaintiff lost his entire investment.

  • Contract dispute in which plaintiff alleged that he loaned several hundred thousand dollars to defendant friend and that, pursuant to an oral contract, the defendant promised to pay back a certain amount monthly plus interest. When the payments stopped, which happened relatively quickly, plaintiff sued defendant for the remaining amount.

  • Breach of contract case involving a contract in which defendant agreed to restore plaintiff’s vintage car. Plaintiff alleged that defendant breached the contract by taking an unreasonable amount of time to restore the vehicle and then returning the vehicle in a state of disrepair. Defendant cross-complained for breach of contract, arguing that he incurred additional expense in trying to restore the vehicle, was not given enough time to finish the vehicle, and was required to return the vehicle without receiving full payment.

  • Dispute involving a breach of contract between a vending machine company and a gymnastics studio. The vending machine company alleged that the gymnastics studio breached the contract by failing to cancel the automatic year renewal provision in the written contract, and by putting the vending machines into an off-site storage facility.

  • Fraud and breach of contract dispute in which a celebrity sued his friend for a million dollars in fraud, alleging that his friend defrauded him when he colluded with the celebrity’s girlfriend to take his money. The celebrity alleged that his friend encouraged him to write company checks to cash, so that the friend could then give the cash to the celebrity’s girlfriend. The celebrity also alleged that his friend wrongfully took some of that money for his own personal use. The friend counterclaimed for breach of an oral employment contract, alleging that he provided employment services for which he was never compensated. The celebrity claimed that defendant’s compensation solely included the perks of being part of his entourage.

  • Dispute in which a company, who provided nurses for in-home care to a medical provider who needed additional assistance, sued for breach of contract when the medical provider allegedly failed to make full payment pursuant to the terms of the contract.

  • Lemon Law Case in which plaintiff sued car company for failure to adequately repair the car despite numerous attempts

  • Breach of contract dispute arising when a production company failed to return an investment into the production of a movie.

  • Dispute in which an investor sued a start up company for unfair dilution of interest resulting from subsequent rounds of financing.

  • Dispute in which a landowner sued a mortgage company for damages resulting when the mortgage company used an allegedly adhesive and unfair contract for the extension of the mortgage.

  • Dispute in which a janitorial service company sued an apartment building owner for breach of a 3 year contract when the apartment owner terminated the contract and use of janitorial staff after 2 months of work.

  • Dispute in which a senior care company sued family members of an elderly woman staying at the facility to collect on money owed for senior care emergency services while living at an assisted living facility. The family argued that they owed no money because they never consented to the emergency services and the billing constituted financial elder abuse.

  • Dispute in which a homeowner sued a home entertainment and alarm system installation company for negligence and breach of contract. The homeowner alleged that the company failed to install a properly functioning system and, despite numerous attempts to make repairs, it was unable to repair the system. The homeowner sued for $1 million dollars, alleging that the improperly functioning upscale entertainment system decreased his enjoyment of his property and caused him to lose several hundred thousand of dollars when he sold his house. The company counter-claimed for failure to pay the full amount due under the contract.

  • Purchaser of a violin for $100,000 sued the seller of the violin and his alleged agent after receiving an appraisal more than 10 years later that valued the violin at a nominal amount.