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Oasis West Realty, LLC v. Goldman

Supreme Court of California
250 P.3d 1115 (2011)


Facts

Kenneth Goldman (defendant) was an attorney who in 2004 began representing Oasis West Realty (Oasis) (plaintiff) in Oasis’s efforts to obtain city council approval of a development project. The development project was approved by the city council, and Goldman stopped representing Oasis in 2006. In 2008, however, Goldman became publicly involved in community efforts to overturn the city council’s approval of the development project. He collected signatures for a referendum petition opposing the project and openly supported the opposition group. The opposition group collected enough signatures to have the measure to overturn the development’s approval placed on the local ballot. The city council’s approval of the development was narrowly ratified in the referendum. Oasis learned of Goldman’s conduct and hired another attorney to investigate Goldman’s conduct and demand Goldman adhere to his fiduciary duties. Oasis then sued Goldman for breaches of fiduciary duty, professional conduct, and contract. Goldman asserted that he never revealed any confidential information that he had learned from his representation of Oasis during his efforts to oppose the development project, but admitted that he did publicly and actively work in opposition to the project after his representation of Oasis ended.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Baxter, J.)

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