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Brian S. Kabateck

Founding & Managing Partner

Consumer rights

Kabateck Brown Kellner LLP

644 S Figueroa Street

Los Angeles, CA 90017

Email: bsk@kbklawyers.com

Brian S. Kabateck represents plaintiffs in personal injury, mass torts litigation, class actions, insurance bad faith, insurance litigation and commercial contingency litigation. He is a former president of Consumer Attorneys of California.



Columns
Title Category Published
Who can be held liable in the age of mass shootings? Criminal, California Supreme Court, California Courts of Appeal Feb. 2, 2018
SB 33: Arbitration agreements covering bank fraud are out Criminal, Corporate, Banking Jan. 10, 2018
Secrets protect the powerful Civil Litigation, Law Practice, Criminal, Contracts Nov. 3, 2017
Collective bargaining squares off against arbitration U.S. Supreme Court, Labor/Employment, Constitutional Law, California Supreme Court Sep. 18, 2017
Roadblocks to mass actions U.S. Supreme Court, Civil Litigation Sep. 11, 2017
CAALA Special: Class Delayed Aug. 31, 2017
For sexual misconduct, a higher standard for law enforcement Criminal May. 16, 2017
For sexual misconduct, a higher standard for law enforcement Labor/Employment, Criminal May. 12, 2017
Are all employees equal in the state of California? Feb. 24, 2017
AB 2159: Immigrationstatus in civil actions Jan. 19, 2017
Jurors imposing liability against employers: a case study Labor/Employment Sep. 30, 2016
Employer expanded responsibility for worker commutes Sep. 1, 2016
The hidden costs of mass tort cases can sink your firm Aug. 30, 2016
Non-delegable duty of logistics broker carriers in California Mar. 17, 2016
Dangerous herbal supplements continue to go unregulated Administrative/Regulatory Jan. 30, 2016
It is imperative to engage the Judicial Council Law Practice Nov. 5, 2015
Weighing the pros and cons of multidistrict litigation Aug. 12, 2015
Courts wrangling with contours of 'social host' liability Feb. 11, 2015
SB 1027: Protections against mugshot extortion Jan. 7, 2015
Little recourse for Sony employees Jan. 3, 2015
Tougher restrictions on truck drivers needed Transportation Dec. 24, 2014
Prevent the need for massive auto recalls Dec. 11, 2014
Backlash may trigger civil forfeiture reform Nov. 26, 2014
Ray Rice, the NFL and at-will employment Sep. 24, 2014
The naked truth: little recourse for cloud-based security breaches Sep. 16, 2014
Earthquake insurance: the dim reality Insurance Sep. 6, 2014
Privileged rides are still common carriers Transportation Aug. 7, 2014
New bill targets Internet extortion Jul. 29, 2014
State laws fail to keep up with the billowing cloud Jun. 18, 2014
Who really benefits under MICRA? Health Care & Hospital Law May. 30, 2014
Plaintiffs' firm pickle after ruling reviving old claims Apr. 3, 2014
Neutral data to derail discriminatory damage awards Jan. 25, 2014
AB 110: Stemming the flow of court budget cuts Jan. 22, 2014
Unfair practices law not a shield against suits by insureds Insurance Nov. 15, 2013
Unintended consequences of Dodd-Frank and other reform laws Banking Oct. 25, 2013
Employers shed restrictive social media policies as more states regulate Jun. 3, 2013
Choice of law under the governmental interest approach Mar. 15, 2013
A rent-to-own computer spying case Dec. 22, 2012
Judicial fact-finding on the rise in class certification Nov. 9, 2012
What November means for California justice Government Oct. 30, 2012
Good faith duty exists from inception for excess carriers Oct. 25, 2012
For-profit schools preying on low-income communities Sep. 18, 2012
Consumer advocates block tort reform legislation in the 2012 session Government Sep. 5, 2012
New law proposes to limit length of depositions in California Aug. 14, 2012
Treble punitive damages for elder abuse: are you claiming them? Civil Litigation May. 18, 2012
Recovering Stolen Art Years After the Fact 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Oct. 6, 2010

Verdicts & Settlements
Case Name Topic Role Published
Summerwind Townhomes of Anaheim Association v. Donald G. Hunt, et al. Contracts attorney (Plaintiff) May. 10, 2005
Teresa Anaya v. Quick Trim LLC, et. al. Consumer Law attorney (Plaintiff) May. 25, 2013
Martin Marootian, Karen Aghavian, Vera Arakelian, the Estate of Yeranuhi Arakelian, Krikor Ermonian, Evieny Janbazian, Samuel Kadorian, Ruth Kaprelian, Mary Ann Kazanjian, Goharik Mangoyan, Zareh Momdjian, Estate of Anik Topajian, Individually and On Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated v. New York Life Insurance Co. Insurance attorney (Plaintiff) Apr. 7, 2007
Jason Hunt, individually, and on behalf of others similarly situated v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Successor by merger to Wells Fargo Bank Southwest, N.A.; Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, a division of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.; and Does 1 through 50, inclusive Consumer Law attorney (Plaintiff) Jan. 10, 2015
Doheny West HOA v. American Guarantee & Liability Insurance Company Insurance attorney (Plaintiff) Jul. 13, 1996
Diana Hunter, an individual, on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated v. GlaxoSmithKline Inc., a North Carolina Corporation; and Does 1 through 500, inclusive Consumer Law attorney (Plaintiff) Jul. 21, 2012
Robert Christopher and Patricia Freiling v. Residence Mutual Insurance Co., et al. Insurance attorney (Plaintiff) Apr. 14, 2012
Mark J. Geragos, Eugene P. Harris v. Jeffrey Borer Civil Rights attorney (Plaintiff) Apr. 14, 2012
Angela Alvarez, Zara Alvarez, Yesenia Alvarez, Maygen Valdivia and Adrian Valdivia v. Carlos Castillo, Northgate Gonzalez Markets Inc. and Gon Rey LLC Personal Injury attorney (Plaintiff) Mar. 30, 2013
Toy Warehouse Lofts Owners Association v. Toy Warehouse Lofts Realty Investors, LLC Contracts attorney (Plaintiff) Sep. 8, 2004
Andrew Cheung, Kenneth Deneault, Christine Deneault, Christopher Marks, Garrett Sleichter (as Trustee of the G and T Sleichter Revocable Trust), on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated v. William Lyon Homes Inc., Plumbing Concepts Inc., and Does 1 through 100 Construction attorney (Plaintiff) Jan. 9, 2016
Paul Libaridian v. Harry Habib, Fast Lane Auto Personal Injury attorney (Plaintiff) Jan. 16, 2016
Moises Zepeda, Michael Spear, Ronya Osman, Brian Pattee, Casey Ching, Denae Zamora, Michael LaVanga, and Gary Miller, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated v. PayPal Inc., eBay Inc., and Does 1 through 10, inclusive Contracts attorney (Plaintiff) Feb. 6, 2016
Largo Cargo Co., a Florida corporation, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated v. Google Inc., a Delaware Corporation, and Does 1 through 10, inclusive Consumer Law attorney (Plaintiff) Dec. 24, 2010
Kelsea Baggett, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated v. Hewlett-Packard Company, a Delaware corporation; and James Young, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated v. Hewlett-Packard Company, a Delaware corporation Torts attorney (Plaintiff) Dec. 31, 2010
In re: Google AdWords Litigation Consumer Law attorney (Plaintiff) Apr. 29, 2017
Clifford McKenzie v. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Inc., Wells Fargo Bank N.A. and Wells Fargo & Co. Insurance attorney (Plaintiff) Dec. 8, 2012
In Re Wachovia Corp. "Pick-A-Payment" Mortgage Marketing Banking attorney (Plaintiff) Feb. 12, 2011
Michael Jackson, Mark J. Geragos, Eugene P. Harris v. Xtrajet Inc., Jeffrey Borer Civil Rights attorney (Plaintiff) Jan. 17, 2009
Menagerie Productions v. IAC/InteractiveCorp Consumer Law attorney (Plaintiff) Feb. 11, 2012
Tony Moreno v. Twin Town Corporation, and Does 1 through 40, inclusive Personal Injury attorney (Plaintiff) Aug. 6, 2016
Beltram and Barbara Adler v. Western Home Insurance Company, Farmers Home Mutual Insurance Company Insurance attorney (Plaintiff) May. 11, 1996
John Guerrero, a minor, by and through his Guardian Ad Litem, Laura Guerrero v. Whittier Union High School, John Cabellero, and Does 1 through 50 Personal Injury attorney (Plaintiff) May. 13, 2017
Crown Villas North Community Association v. Dale Poe Development Corp. Construction attorney (Plaintiff) Sep. 6, 2001
In Re: Galvanized Steel Pipe Litigation Contracts attorney (Plaintiff) Sep. 13, 2001
Moises Zepeda v. Paypal Inc. Contracts attorney (Plaintiff) Jun. 11, 2011
Sherry Wiltz, individually, and on behalf of all others similarly situated v. Chattem Inc., and Does 1 through 10, inclusive Consumer Law attorney (Plaintiff) Jul. 4, 2015
Abbeywood Estates Homeowners Association v. Joseph E. Battaglia, Inc., et al Construction attorney (Plaintiff) Sep. 27, 1997
Steven Lopez v. IDS Property Casualty Insurance Company, Martin Summers, and Does 1 to 50, inclusive Insurance attorney (Plaintiff) May. 6, 2017
Manuela Ruelas Mendoza, an individual, on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated v. Pacer Cartage Inc., and Does 1 through 50, inclusive Employment Law attorney (Plaintiff) Aug. 13, 2016
James Laina v. Music Express Inc., Stacey Koon Personal Injury attorney (Plaintiff) Apr. 19, 2014
Lauren Guerra v. Starline Tours of Hollywood Inc., Starline Tours USA Inc., and Does 1 through 50, inclusive Personal Injury attorney (Plaintiff) Jan. 1, 2016
American Western Door & Trim, a California Corporation, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated v. Arch Specialty Insurance Company, and Does 1 through 100, inclusive Insurance attorney (Plaintiff) Dec. 19, 2015
Sandoval v. Summit Care Personal Injury attorney (Plaintiff) Feb. 3, 2004
Edwin Molina v. Pacer Cartage Inc., and Does 1 through 50, inclusive Employment Law attorney (Plaintiff) Oct. 8, 2016
Rose La Joy v. Farmers Insurance Company Insurance attorney (Plaintiff) Mar. 14, 1998
Pericor Therapeutics Inc. v. American Arbitration Association and Merck & Co. Inc. Intellectual Property attorney (Plaintiff) Jun. 6, 2013
Enoch Tuaumu-Vaili, Taua Tuaumu, Florencia Tuaumu, Enoch Stephen Tuaumu v. Richmond Pacific Railroad Corporation, City of Richmond, County of Contra Costa, Union Pacific Railroad Company Personal Injury attorney (Plaintiff) Jul. 21, 2017
Case Name Topic Role Published
Summerwind Townhomes of Anaheim Association v. Donald G. Hunt, et al. Contracts attorney (Plaintiff) May. 10, 2005
Teresa Anaya v. Quick Trim LLC, et. al. Consumer Law attorney (Plaintiff) May. 25, 2013
Martin Marootian, Karen Aghavian, Vera Arakelian, the Estate of Yeranuhi Arakelian, Krikor Ermonian, Evieny Janbazian, Samuel Kadorian, Ruth Kaprelian, Mary Ann Kazanjian, Goharik Mangoyan, Zareh Momdjian, Estate of Anik Topajian, Individually and On Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated v. New York Life Insurance Co. Insurance attorney (Plaintiff) Apr. 7, 2007
Jason Hunt, individually, and on behalf of others similarly situated v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Successor by merger to Wells Fargo Bank Southwest, N.A.; Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, a division of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.; and Does 1 through 50, inclusive Consumer Law attorney (Plaintiff) Jan. 10, 2015
Doheny West HOA v. American Guarantee & Liability Insurance Company Insurance attorney (Plaintiff) Jul. 13, 1996
Diana Hunter, an individual, on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated v. GlaxoSmithKline Inc., a North Carolina Corporation; and Does 1 through 500, inclusive Consumer Law attorney (Plaintiff) Jul. 21, 2012
Robert Christopher and Patricia Freiling v. Residence Mutual Insurance Co., et al. Insurance attorney (Plaintiff) Apr. 14, 2012
Mark J. Geragos, Eugene P. Harris v. Jeffrey Borer Civil Rights attorney (Plaintiff) Apr. 14, 2012
Angela Alvarez, Zara Alvarez, Yesenia Alvarez, Maygen Valdivia and Adrian Valdivia v. Carlos Castillo, Northgate Gonzalez Markets Inc. and Gon Rey LLC Personal Injury attorney (Plaintiff) Mar. 30, 2013
Toy Warehouse Lofts Owners Association v. Toy Warehouse Lofts Realty Investors, LLC Contracts attorney (Plaintiff) Sep. 8, 2004
Andrew Cheung, Kenneth Deneault, Christine Deneault, Christopher Marks, Garrett Sleichter (as Trustee of the G and T Sleichter Revocable Trust), on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated v. William Lyon Homes Inc., Plumbing Concepts Inc., and Does 1 through 100 Construction attorney (Plaintiff) Jan. 9, 2016
Paul Libaridian v. Harry Habib, Fast Lane Auto Personal Injury attorney (Plaintiff) Jan. 16, 2016
Moises Zepeda, Michael Spear, Ronya Osman, Brian Pattee, Casey Ching, Denae Zamora, Michael LaVanga, and Gary Miller, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated v. PayPal Inc., eBay Inc., and Does 1 through 10, inclusive Contracts attorney (Plaintiff) Feb. 6, 2016
Largo Cargo Co., a Florida corporation, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated v. Google Inc., a Delaware Corporation, and Does 1 through 10, inclusive Consumer Law attorney (Plaintiff) Dec. 24, 2010
Kelsea Baggett, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated v. Hewlett-Packard Company, a Delaware corporation; and James Young, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated v. Hewlett-Packard Company, a Delaware corporation Torts attorney (Plaintiff) Dec. 31, 2010
In re: Google AdWords Litigation Consumer Law attorney (Plaintiff) Apr. 29, 2017
Clifford McKenzie v. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Inc., Wells Fargo Bank N.A. and Wells Fargo & Co. Insurance attorney (Plaintiff) Dec. 8, 2012
In Re Wachovia Corp. "Pick-A-Payment" Mortgage Marketing Banking attorney (Plaintiff) Feb. 12, 2011
Michael Jackson, Mark J. Geragos, Eugene P. Harris v. Xtrajet Inc., Jeffrey Borer Civil Rights attorney (Plaintiff) Jan. 17, 2009
Menagerie Productions v. IAC/InteractiveCorp Consumer Law attorney (Plaintiff) Feb. 11, 2012
Tony Moreno v. Twin Town Corporation, and Does 1 through 40, inclusive Personal Injury attorney (Plaintiff) Aug. 6, 2016
Beltram and Barbara Adler v. Western Home Insurance Company, Farmers Home Mutual Insurance Company Insurance attorney (Plaintiff) May. 11, 1996
John Guerrero, a minor, by and through his Guardian Ad Litem, Laura Guerrero v. Whittier Union High School, John Cabellero, and Does 1 through 50 Personal Injury attorney (Plaintiff) May. 13, 2017
Crown Villas North Community Association v. Dale Poe Development Corp. Construction attorney (Plaintiff) Sep. 6, 2001
In Re: Galvanized Steel Pipe Litigation Contracts attorney (Plaintiff) Sep. 13, 2001
Moises Zepeda v. Paypal Inc. Contracts attorney (Plaintiff) Jun. 11, 2011
Sherry Wiltz, individually, and on behalf of all others similarly situated v. Chattem Inc., and Does 1 through 10, inclusive Consumer Law attorney (Plaintiff) Jul. 4, 2015
Abbeywood Estates Homeowners Association v. Joseph E. Battaglia, Inc., et al Construction attorney (Plaintiff) Sep. 27, 1997
Steven Lopez v. IDS Property Casualty Insurance Company, Martin Summers, and Does 1 to 50, inclusive Insurance attorney (Plaintiff) May. 6, 2017
Manuela Ruelas Mendoza, an individual, on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated v. Pacer Cartage Inc., and Does 1 through 50, inclusive Employment Law attorney (Plaintiff) Aug. 13, 2016
James Laina v. Music Express Inc., Stacey Koon Personal Injury attorney (Plaintiff) Apr. 19, 2014
Lauren Guerra v. Starline Tours of Hollywood Inc., Starline Tours USA Inc., and Does 1 through 50, inclusive Personal Injury attorney (Plaintiff) Jan. 1, 2016
American Western Door & Trim, a California Corporation, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated v. Arch Specialty Insurance Company, and Does 1 through 100, inclusive Insurance attorney (Plaintiff) Dec. 19, 2015
Sandoval v. Summit Care Personal Injury attorney (Plaintiff) Feb. 3, 2004
Edwin Molina v. Pacer Cartage Inc., and Does 1 through 50, inclusive Employment Law attorney (Plaintiff) Oct. 8, 2016
Rose La Joy v. Farmers Insurance Company Insurance attorney (Plaintiff) Mar. 14, 1998
Pericor Therapeutics Inc. v. American Arbitration Association and Merck & Co. Inc. Intellectual Property attorney (Plaintiff) Jun. 6, 2013
Enoch Tuaumu-Vaili, Taua Tuaumu, Florencia Tuaumu, Enoch Stephen Tuaumu v. Richmond Pacific Railroad Corporation, City of Richmond, County of Contra Costa, Union Pacific Railroad Company Personal Injury attorney (Plaintiff) Jul. 21, 2017
Title Category Published
Who can be held liable in the age of mass shootings? Criminal, California Supreme Court, California Courts of Appeal Feb. 2, 2018
SB 33: Arbitration agreements covering bank fraud are out Criminal, Corporate, Banking Jan. 10, 2018
Secrets protect the powerful Civil Litigation, Law Practice, Criminal, Contracts Nov. 3, 2017
Collective bargaining squares off against arbitration U.S. Supreme Court, Labor/Employment, Constitutional Law, California Supreme Court Sep. 18, 2017
Roadblocks to mass actions U.S. Supreme Court, Civil Litigation Sep. 11, 2017
CAALA Special: Class Delayed Aug. 31, 2017
For sexual misconduct, a higher standard for law enforcement Criminal May. 16, 2017
For sexual misconduct, a higher standard for law enforcement Labor/Employment, Criminal May. 12, 2017
Are all employees equal in the state of California? Feb. 24, 2017
AB 2159: Immigrationstatus in civil actions Jan. 19, 2017
Jurors imposing liability against employers: a case study Labor/Employment Sep. 30, 2016
Employer expanded responsibility for worker commutes Sep. 1, 2016
The hidden costs of mass tort cases can sink your firm Aug. 30, 2016
Non-delegable duty of logistics broker carriers in California Mar. 17, 2016
Dangerous herbal supplements continue to go unregulated Administrative/Regulatory Jan. 30, 2016
It is imperative to engage the Judicial Council Law Practice Nov. 5, 2015
Weighing the pros and cons of multidistrict litigation Aug. 12, 2015
Courts wrangling with contours of 'social host' liability Feb. 11, 2015
SB 1027: Protections against mugshot extortion Jan. 7, 2015
Little recourse for Sony employees Jan. 3, 2015
Tougher restrictions on truck drivers needed Transportation Dec. 24, 2014
Prevent the need for massive auto recalls Dec. 11, 2014
Backlash may trigger civil forfeiture reform Nov. 26, 2014
Ray Rice, the NFL and at-will employment Sep. 24, 2014
The naked truth: little recourse for cloud-based security breaches Sep. 16, 2014
Earthquake insurance: the dim reality Insurance Sep. 6, 2014
Privileged rides are still common carriers Transportation Aug. 7, 2014
New bill targets Internet extortion Jul. 29, 2014
State laws fail to keep up with the billowing cloud Jun. 18, 2014
Who really benefits under MICRA? Health Care & Hospital Law May. 30, 2014
Plaintiffs' firm pickle after ruling reviving old claims Apr. 3, 2014
Neutral data to derail discriminatory damage awards Jan. 25, 2014
AB 110: Stemming the flow of court budget cuts Jan. 22, 2014
Unfair practices law not a shield against suits by insureds Insurance Nov. 15, 2013
Unintended consequences of Dodd-Frank and other reform laws Banking Oct. 25, 2013
Employers shed restrictive social media policies as more states regulate Jun. 3, 2013
Choice of law under the governmental interest approach Mar. 15, 2013
A rent-to-own computer spying case Dec. 22, 2012
Judicial fact-finding on the rise in class certification Nov. 9, 2012
What November means for California justice Government Oct. 30, 2012
Good faith duty exists from inception for excess carriers Oct. 25, 2012
For-profit schools preying on low-income communities Sep. 18, 2012
Consumer advocates block tort reform legislation in the 2012 session Government Sep. 5, 2012
New law proposes to limit length of depositions in California Aug. 14, 2012
Treble punitive damages for elder abuse: are you claiming them? Civil Litigation May. 18, 2012
Recovering Stolen Art Years After the Fact 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Oct. 6, 2010