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Acuna v. Chavannes, Case No. 07EH232

Acuna v. Chavannes, Case No. 07EH232, Justice Court, Henderson Township, Clark County, Nevada: Attorney Malcolm LaVergne in this landlord-tenant dispute fought exceptionally hard over a six-month period and four trial settings to secure the property back for his client the tenant. Mr. LaVergne also had the landlord held liable and sanctioned for misconduct related to unlawful eviction and subsequent conversion of his client's property.

Top Rank, Inc. v. Yuriorkis Gamboa, Case No. 12-cv-00414

Top Rank, Inc. v. Yuriorkis Gamboa, Case No. 12-cv-00414, United States District Court, District of Nevada: Attorney Malcolm LaVergne represents the legal interests of a professional boxing champion in his contractual dispute with a promoter.

White v. White, Case No. D-07-376072-D

White v. White, Case No. D-07-376072-D, Eighth Judicial District Court, Family Division; In re Dale White, G-07-031517-A, Eighth Judicial District Court, Family Division: Attorney Malcolm LaVergne - representing the wife - successfully alleged undue influence and control by the husband's children in alleging that the kids were forcing the husband to obtain a divorce. Mr. LaVergne then successfully obtained a court order to have the husband submit to a mental exam. Consequently, Mr. LaVergne successfully had the husband declared incompetent and obtained a temporary guardianship over the husband with Mr. LaVergne's client as a co-guardian, which prevented an unfavorable divorce action to proceed. Mr. LaVergne's client ultimately obtained a favorable settlement in probate court upon the husband's death.

City of Las Vegas v. Trotter, Case No. C-07-28069-A

City of Las Vegas v. Trotter, Case No. C-07-28069-A, Las Vegas Municipal Court, Clark County, Nevada: Attorney Malcolm LaVergne obtained a not guilty verdict in a battery constituting domestic violence criminal action against his client, and Mr. LaVergne also successfully fought and prevented the alleged victim from obtaining a restraining order against his client in a related proceeding.

In re Ahern Rentals, Inc., Case No. 11-53860

In re Ahern Rentals, Inc., Case No. 11-53860, United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Nevada: Attorney Malcolm P. LaVergne represented a creditor in one of the largest bankruptcy filings in the history of the state of Nevada. Mr. LaVergne successfully fought for and obtained permission to allow the creditor to proceed with his state court lawsuit by asking the court to lift the automatic stay imposed in bankruptcy cases. Mr. LaVergne also successfully prevented the debtor Ahern Rentals from forcing Mr. LaVergne's client into an unfair resolution system that could have destroyed Mr. LaVergne's client's recovery in state court.