News & Results Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

Self-help Website Launched for Homeowners with Construction Defects in California

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Attorney Jacob Bell of Ward & Hagen, LLP has designed and published, a website for homeowners in California to use as they face construction defects.  Owners of homes often are not aware that California law provides a clear path (and requirement) that the builder be given notice and opportunity to make repairs to homes they have built and sold within the past 10 years. provides homeowners the forms, steps and information they need to start the repair process without having to retain or pay an attorney.

Attorney Bell said: “One of the goals of the California Right-to-Repair law enacted in 2003 was to avoid attorney involvement in those circumstances where it was unnecessary.  While our law firm continues to advocate and fight for homeowners’ rights, we also believe that individuals should be empowered under the law to act on their own behalf when a builder is willing to step up and make the proper repairs.”

The project is ongoing and changing as more responses from all over the state are received.  Questions and comments are welcome and invited via email or phone.

Posted in Construction Defects, Real Estate, Uncategorized |

$10 Million Settlement Reached for Ponzi Scheme Victims

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Attorneys Steven M. Nuñez, of Ward & Hagen, LLP, and Julio J. Ramos have secured a $10 million dollar settlement on behalf of victims of the AOB Commerce, Inc., Ponzi Scheme.  If you are victim of AOB Commerce, Inc.,  who was identified by the Receiver in SEC v. AOB Commerce, Inc., et al., Civ. -7-4507, the following are important documents concerning the proposed settlement.

Settlement Agreement

Notice of Class Action Settlement

Preliminary Approval Order

Motion for Final Approval, Attorneys Fees & Incentive Award

Declaration of Steven M Nunez

Declaration of Julio J Ramos

Declaration of Christopher H Hagen

Declaration of Bruce Paul

Objection to Attorneys Fees & Incentive

Reply Regarding Motion For Final Approval

Supplemental Declaration of Julio J. Ramos

Supplemental Declaration of Abel Morales

Additional Declaration of Steven M. Nunez

Additional Declaration of Julio J. Ramos – Time

Additional Declaration of Julio J. Ramos – Costs

Notice of Ruling

Final Order and Judgment

Posted in Consumer and Class Action, Uncategorized |

Case Settled Against Historic West Hollywood Music Venue

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Ward & Hagen represented a musician injured on the property of a historic music venue in West Hollywood.  The man was leaving a show at the venue when he was struck by a speeding car, driven by an intoxicated under age driver, who had also just left the club.  Steven Nunez negotiated a confidential settlement, allowing the client to pay his medical bills and begin his recovery.

Posted in Uncategorized |

Jury Verdict of over $800,000 a Win for Ward & Hagen Client

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Attorneys Steven Nunez & Jacob Bell tried a three week case in Orange County, CA in May of this year.  The client suffered a fractured wrist, foot, pelvis, and orbital in a fall from some unsafe and detached stairs while viewing a cabin for sale in Riverside County.  The litigation lasted over three years prior to trial, including Motions for Summary Judgment and a successful Writ to reinstate some key causes of action that were wrongfully removed by the lower Court.  Following the presentation of evidence, the jury returned a verdict in favor of Plaintiffs.

Posted in Uncategorized |