Dave Sugden

About Dave Sugden

Dave Sugden is a business trial lawyer. Mr. Sugden, who was recognized in 2020 as one of the “Top 50 Super Lawyers in Orange County,” and previously recognized by California’s Daily Journal as one of “California’s 20 Top Attorneys Under 40,” has represented business entities both as a plaintiff and defendant throughout the country.

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Defense Verdicts

Complete Defense Judgment

A unanimous jury awarded Mr. Sugden’s client a complete defense verdict in federal district court in Los Angeles. The plaintiff alleged violations of the Federal Medical Leave Act and asked the jury to award him several million dollars plus punitive damages. Mr. Sugden was retained less than two months before trial.

Complete Defense Judgment

A unanimous jury awarded Mr. Sugden’s client a complete defense verdict in favor of a prestigious university following a three-week jury trial in Los Angeles Superior Court. The plaintiff alleged sexual harassment and discrimination and asked the jury to award her more than $3 million in damages.

Complete Defense Judgment

A unanimous jury awarded Mr. Sugden’s client, a prominent clothing retailer, a complete defense verdict in Orange County Superior Court. The plaintiff alleged sexual harassment and discrimination and requested several million dollars in damages.

Complete Defense Judgment

A jury awarded Mr. Sugden’s client – a leading oil company – a complete defense verdict in a toxic tort case following a five week trial. The plaintiff asked the jury to award him more than $8 million in damages.

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Plaintiff Verdicts

$47.4 Million Verdict

A unanimous jury ordered a corporate defendant to pay Mr. Sugden’s corporate client $47.4 million following a three-week jury trial in federal court for trade secret misappropriation and copyright infringement.

$2.23 Million Judgment

A jury awarded Mr. Sugden’s client a multi-million dollar verdict and judgment following a three-week jury trial in the Superior Court of California, Orange County for trade secret misappropriation.

$264,168 Verdict

A jury awarded Mr. Sugden’s client $264,168.00 in a disputed contract commission case. The jury trial took place in Superior Court of California, Orange County.

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