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  • April 29, 2013, Ian Wallach quoted in Christian Science Monitor on the legal aspects of the Michael Jackson trial.
  • 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 :
  • 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: and the article is attached below.District Court Says Inmate's Claim Against Prison Operators May Proceed
  • 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 “unable 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.






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