Lary Alan Rappaport is a partner in the Litigation Department. Lary is a veteran trial lawyer who handles complex commercial, consumer, privacy, false advertising, entertainment and sports litigation.
He represents clients in a variety of industries, including Creative Artists Agency, LLC, CVR Partners, LP, Deutsche Bank Securities, Energy Future Holdings Corp., Lincoln Military Housing, Major League Soccer, MUNDOmedia, Ltd., PVH Corp., Ralph Lauren Corporation, The Donna Karan Company, LLC, and Zenith Insurance Company.
Lary represents law firms and attorneys in legal malpractice lawsuits, malicious prosecution claims, employment matters, law firm dissolutions and fee disputes. In Solin v. O’Melveny & Myers LLP, 89 Cal. App. 4th 451 (2001), Lary obtained the dismissal of a legal malpractice lawsuit by an attorney against a law firm with whom the attorney had consulted.
The Solin decision established that an attorney may not pursue litigation which would result in the disclosure of his or her own client’s confidential and privileged communications.
Lary has particular experience advising and defending retail merchants in connection with class action lawsuits for purported violation of California consumer privacy and false advertising laws and Unfair Competition Law. Lary has:
- Defended retail merchants in class actions alleging false advertising in connection with the pricing of merchandise sold in factory stores.
- Obtained dismissal of class actions alleging that merchandise sold was different than as advertised in violation of California’s false advertising and unfair competition laws and Consumer Legal Remedies Act.
- Obtained dismissal of a class action alleging the sale of gift certificates containing expiration dates in violation of California’s, Washington’s and Illinois’ unfair competition and false advertising laws.
- Represented retail merchants separately sued in class actions alleging violations of California’s Song-Beverly Credit Card Act.
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