April 2016 – After 12 years of trial court proceedings, Kendall Brill & Kelly attorneys Richard Kendall and Nicholas Daum, working closely with co-defendants’ counsel at Kinsella Weitzman, obtained summary judgment on behalf of their client, the estate of the late well-respected business manager Bob Philpott.
The case against Philpott was brought by Christine Wolf, the ex-wife of Dick Wolf, creator of the “Law and Order” franchise. Christine Wolf claimed in litigation she began in 2004 that she was deceived into reaching a marital settlement with her husband about a year before he was able to negotiate a new agreement for additional years of “Law and Order.”
Although the divorce court found that Mr. Wolf had fully disclosed all the facts before the divorce agreement, Mrs. Wolf turned her guns on the mediator who helped to settle the divorce matter and on Mr. Philpott, who was Mr. Wolf’s business manager. The case wound its way from divorce court in Santa Barbara, to federal court, and then to Los Angeles Superior Court before coming to an end when the Los Angeles Superior Court determined that California’s mediation and litigation privileges required dismissal of Mrs. Wolf’s claims. As Richard Kendall, the estate’s lead attorney, stated, “It is gratifying, after 12 years of litigation, that the Court’s detailed and thorough ruling will give Mr. Philpott’s family some relief from litigation.”
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