Robert Mitchell News and Comments

By Robert Mitchell 25 Sep, 2017
Sarah Deutsch has been selected as the Arizona State University Justice Studies Outstanding Undergraduate Alumna for 2017.

The selection was made by a committee of faculty in Justice and Social Inquiry. A scholarship in her honor will be awarded to an undergraduate student pursuing a Justice Studies degree.
By Tiffany & Bosco P.A. 05 Sep, 2017
For the third consecutive year, Tiffany & Bosco shareholder Robert Mitchell is a Best Lawyers in America ® honoree in the areas of securities litigation and commercial litigation .

Robert's peer recognition encompasses legal matters involving securities and investments, financial fraud litigation, business disputes, commercial real estate litigation, and Internet business defamation.

For more than three decades, Best Lawyers has been one of the legal profession's most respected peer-review publications. The publication's peer-review methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.
By Robert Mitchell 28 Feb, 2017
Last year we wrote to you with the good news of the $38.3 million jury verdict that Robert Mitchell and his team helped achieve for our client Bradley Cohen. (That case is described in some detail in our website article,  The Perils of Internet Defamation .)

In the 12 months since its conclusion, the case has continued to reverberate nationally, culminating in last week's in-depth front-page Wall Street Journal article, One Man's Bid to Clear His Name Online: 4 Years, $3 Million and Some Dead Turtles . (Non-subscribers can view a PDF of the article .)

The Wall Street Journal  article did a great job of capturing the facts of the case and conveying the pain that was outrageously inflicted on our client. We hope you will enjoy reading it.
By Robert Mitchell 13 Jul, 2016
Congratulations to our friends and clients at the Fort Pierce Industrial Park Owners Association who had a complete victory before the Supreme Court of the State of Utah on June 22, 2006. There, the Supreme Court held that the business judgment rule affords to the board’s decisions a presumption of reasonableness on the part of the board, and that to overcome that presumption of reasonableness the burden of proof is on the party challenging the decision of the board. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the board’s discretion to deny a cell tower installation request was not in harmony with the development. Fort Pierce Industrial Park Phases II, III & Iv Owners Association v. Shakespeare, GLOCO, LC, Atlas Tower, LLC, Utah Supreme Court 2016 UT 28 (2016).
By Robert Mitchell 13 Jul, 2016
We are pleased to announce that our record $38.5 million jury verdict obtained in February of this year was upheld by the federal court judge, Hon. James Mahan who concluded that the jury award was supported by the evidence and was not excessive in the amount of the award.
By Robert Mitchell 19 Feb, 2016
After almost four years waiting for trial, on February 17, 2016, an eight-member jury panel in the US District Court in Las Vegas, Nevada entered a unanimous verdict in a civil trial in favor of Robert Mitchell’s client, a Los Angeles businessman, awarding him and his company $35.3 million in damages for defamation per se and false light invasion of privacy, and an additional $3 million in punitive damages against the defendants, a disgruntled former Seattle based company, its owner, and an employee, who posted a website falsely comparing Mr. Cohen and his business to the notorious Bernie Madoff. Mr. Madoff is presently serving 150 years in prison for a fraudulent Ponzi scheme uncovered in 2008.

Robert Mitchell of Tiffany & Bosco, P.A. was lead trial counsel on the case for Plaintiffs. Mr. Mitchell was accompanied by attorneys Anthony M. Glassman, Esq. of Glassman Browning of Beverly Hills, California and Sarah K. Deutsch, Esq. also of Tiffany & Bosco, P.A.

Mr. Mitchell and his client express their heartfelt gratitude for the jury’s decision, and believe the jury’s verdict sends a very powerful message to those who would abuse the Internet to defame others.

Questions should be directed to Plaintiffs’ lead counsel, Robert Mitchell, Esq. at (602) 452-2730.
By Robert Mitchell 15 Jul, 2015
In a FINRA arbitration which took place in May, 2015, Robert Mitchell and Sarah Deutsch represented a securities professional with a major broker-dealer firm who had been named in a securities fraud claim related to a real estate investment made by the financial advisor with his former investment client. The former client alleged a variety of misconduct including the purported failure by the financial advisor to appropriately notify his broker-dealer employer of the outside business activity. The former client sought damages of $2.47 million. Mr. Mitchell and Ms Deutsch argued that the outside investment was clearly disclosed to the broker-dealer firm, the client who was a very experienced real estate professional with considerable knowledge and participation in all facets of the real estate acquisition, and there was no fraud or other wrongdoing in connection with the real estate investment. In an arbitration award dated June 29, 2015, a three member FINRA arbitration panel denied the former client’s claim entirely ruling in favor of Mr. Mitchell’s client. The panel further directed the allegations be expunged from the financial advisor’s CRD registration records. Mr. Mitchell and Ms. Deutsch were very pleased with the outcome and believe that justice was done in a case where the claims lacked merit and were unjustified.

Mr. Mitchell handles meritorious cases whether plaintiff or defense oriented. For a consultation with Mr. Mitchell about your securities arbitration matter, please call Mr. Mitchell at (602) 452-2730.
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