- April 29, 2013, Ian Wallach quoted in Christian Science Monitor on the legal aspects of the Michael Jackson trial. http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2013/0429/Michael-Jackson-wrongful-death-trial-opens-Were-tour-organizers-to-blame/(page)/2
- April 18, 2013, Ian Wallach interviewed on CCTV about on the FBI's targeted release of information in relation to the Boston Bombings and the impact of the media on potential legal actions and the current investigation.
- April 4, 2013. Felony Reduced to a Misdemeanor at Preliminary Hearing and then to an Infraction Day of Trial:
Airport Court. Passenger in stolen car was charged with VC section 10851(a), Unlawful Driving and Taking of a Vehicle. The offer from the prosecution was 16 months prison. Despite an alleged full confession and an extensive criminal history, Mr. Feldman was first able to get the client released from custody on his own recognizance, and then have the charged reduced to a misdemeanor at the preliminary hearing through an affirmative defense. At trial on the misdemeanor, the prosecution agreed to a plea to PC 415 (disturbing the peace) as an infraction with no further penalty.
- March 20, 2012. Feldman & Wallach Case Dismissed at Preliminary Hearing:
Compton Court. Client – a passenger in a stolen vehicle involved in a high-speed car chase and collision was charged with receipt of stolen property. Despite the co-defendant’s testimony that the client knew the car was stolen, Mr. Wallach successfully showed that the prosecution was not able to establish that client knew the car was stolen, and the matter – as to the client – was dismissed.
- Feb. 13, 2012. Feldman & Wallach Case Reduced To Misdemeanor at Preliminary Hearing:
San Fernando Court. Client was charged with one count of Felony PC Section 69 (Force and Threat against an officer). Officers claimed that client verbally assaulted them and that client threw a bottle at them. Officer originally wanted a filing of assaulting an officer (with a four year mandatory state prison sentence). Mr. Wallach successfully argued that – even if the allegations were proven true – it was misdemeanor, rather than felonious, conduct. The matter will now proceed toward a misdemeanor trial.
- -Ian Wallach quoted in Christian Science Monitor on issues of extradition related to the retrial of Amanda Knox. Here is a link to the article in full :http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2013/0327/Amanda-Knox-retrial-a-tale-of-two-countries-legal-systems-video?nav=87-frontpage-entryNineItem
- In another FELDMAN & WALLACH Valley Fever Case, United States District Court for the Eastern District of California Holds That There Are No Pre-Filing Administrative Law Requirements For Tort Claims Brought Against Private Government Subcontractors.In two valley fever actions pending in the EDCA, defendants the GEO Group, Inc. and Management & Training Corporation -- who purportedly subcontracted to operate a federal detention facility -- moved to dismiss the plaintiffs' claims asserting that the plaintiffs had not properly exhausted administrative remedies prior to bringing suit (an argument frequently asserted by the USA and other sovereigns). The Court disagreed, holding that such private entities could not implement their own pre-suit filing requirements. The Court's Orders and a Press Release are below.
- Findings And Recommendation Denying Motions To Dismiss Of Defedants GEO and MTC.
- Order Adopting Finding And Recommendation Deying Motions To Dismiss Of Defendants DEO And MTC.
- District Court Says Inmate's Claim Against Prison Operators May Proceed.
- INMATE VALLEY FEVER CASE AGAINST PRIVATE PRISON OPERATORS ALLOWED TO PROCEED -- In a case where an inmate was negligently exposed to the terminal form of Valley Fever, Feldman & Wallach successfully opposed amotion to dismiss by multi-national corporations that ran the prison. Moreover, the Court held that there are no pre-suit administrative law filing requirements that must be completed prior to suing any private entity -- including a prison operator. The link to the Sacramento Bee Article is here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/02/22/5210539/district-court-says-inmates-claim.html and the article is attached below.District Court Says Inmate's Claim Against Prison Operators May Proceed
- Feldman & Wallach Fight For Justice For Cheerleader Forced To Fight By Cheerleading Coach. Feldman & Wallach are representing a minor who was forced to resolve a dispute with another cheerleader -- by fist-fighting. The story was covered by international news media, including KTLA Los Angeles. Feb. 20, 2013. Read full article at: http://ktla.com/2013/02/20/high-school-coach-accused-of-forcing-cheerleaders-to-fight/#axzz2LMoBRhDg
- Ian Wallach of Feldman & Wallach quoted in E-Online article in response to celebrity's request for stronger anti-papparazi law. Jan. 2, 2013. Read full article at: http://www.eonline.com/news/375148/justin-bieber-paparazzo-death-why-nothing-will-change-no-matter-what-miley-cyrus-wants
- IAN WALLACH OF FELDMAN & WALLACH INTERVIEWED ON E-ONLINE AMOUNT CRIMINAL RAMIFICATIONS FROM ALLEGED FALSE REPORTING OF THEFT BY A CELEBRITY. Oct. 12, 2012. Read the full article at: http://www.eonline.com/news/353617/why-justin-bieber-wouldn-t-get-arrested-for-a-prank
- CASE DISMISSED DAY OF TRIAL. Oct. 11, 2012. Compton. After refusing to take any offer from the Office of the District Attorney, and our office being prepared to commence trial and our client unwilling to prolong it any longer, the prosecutor announced â€œunable to proceed" in a case where our client was charged with felony vehicular burglary. Ian Wallach moved to dismiss the case and the Judge granted that request.
- Feldman & Wallach obtain "earn-a-misdemeanor" plea and immediate release for client accused of extorting from Stevie Wonder. On the first day of trial the prosecutor announced they would be seeking a four-year sentence – the maximum allowable under the law. Three days later, after the jury was sworn, Mr. Wallach negotiated a lesser-charge where the client was promptly released and upon completion of probation, the charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor and expunged from his record. The story was covered by international news organizations, including the Associated Press.
- Ian Wallach quoted in Merced News story about the Tax Costs associated with Valley Fever. The article is available at: http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2012/09/24/2554184/taypayers-spend-millions-on-valley.html
- Feldman & Wallach settle lawsuit against U.S. government on behalf of former prison inmate in valley fever case
- The bachelor franchise has a much bigger problem on its hands than a failed courtship.
- Jury Trial Win. Following a jury trial in Compton, CA, Jason Feldman's client was acquitted of Penal Code section 69 -- a Felony -- for allegedly resisting arrest. The jury accepted Mr. Feldman's argument that the police had not acted with reasonable force when his client was arrested.
- Jason Feldman interviewed by E! Online about criminal implications arising from "phone hacking" of actress Heather Morris. The link to the complete article is http://www.eonline.com/news/ask_the_answer_bitch/could_heather_morriss_hacker_be_headed/300862.(or click here for a .pdf version of the article).
- Jury Trial Win -- Thursday, January 12, 2012. Jury returns a verdict of "Not Guilty" on all counts in Feldman & Wallach case where our client was charged with Battery and Theft.
- The Daily Journal recently interviewed Jason Feldman and Ian Wallach, as well as clients and colleagues, and published an article discussing the success of the firm and the firm's philosophy and approach of humanizing the legal process.
- Daily Journal Covers Feldman & Wallach Case on September 16, 2011. Contact our office for additional information
- PR Newswire Press Release On Defeating The United States Of America’s Motion To Dismiss A Matter Related To Prisoner Care
- Associated Press Article On Feldman And Wallach's Win In Federal Court Defeating The United States Of America's Motion To Dismiss A Matter Related To Prisoner Care
- Jason Feldman Interviewed By E-Online on the Issue of Potential Liability Resulting From Collapsing Stages and Other Injuries at Concerts
- Jury Trial Win – Tuesday, September 6, 2011. Jury returns hung in Feldman and Wallach DUI matter, Mistrial Declared; Prosecution’s Request to Refile Denied, Case Dismissed.
The Daily Journal recently published a cover story about a case, Panah v. the United States of America, in which Jason K. Feldman and Ian Wallach are representing the defendant. The story describes the efforts of Feldman & Wallach to provide their client – an individual who, while in custody, independently earned both a Master's Degree and a Ph.D., only to also acquire a fatal illness. The complaint alleges that the Bureau of Prisons knew of the likelihood of the illness yet failed to warn inmates of available preventative measures or provide adequate safeguards.
Please contact the Daily Journal or the offices of Feldman & Wallach for the complete article
- Ian Wallach of Feldman & Wallach quoted in E-Online article in response to celebrity's request for stronger anti-papparazi law: Jan. 2, 2013. Read the full article at: http://www.eonline.com/news/375148/justin-bieber-paparazzo-death-why-nothing-will-change-no-matter-what-miley-cyrus-wants